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Courses

All of our courses are suitable for complete beginners, new learners and those looking to refresh skills unless otherwise stated.

In addition to our course programme below, we regularly host artist talks in the studio and we are happy to arrange bespoke workshops, talks and demonstrations.

Before booking, please read our course booking information.

Download the January – July 2017 course programme here

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Introduction to Print

Thursday 3rd November until Thursday 8th December 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This six week evening course provides the perfect introduction to printmaking.

Print courses starting in December 2016

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Lino Print day

Saturday 10th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

A day introduction to printmaking with lino

Letterpress day

Sunday 11th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

This day course introduces the process of letterpress and printing type. Extra date added in January due to popular demand.

Young person's screenprinting taster

Sunday 11th December 10.00am - 2.00pm

Enhance your portfolio and broaden your creative skills.

Lithography weekend

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

Over the weekend you will experience creating lithographs from stone and plate.

Print courses starting in January 2017

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Letterpress day

Sunday 22nd January 10.00am - 4.00pm

This day course introduces the process of letterpress and printing type. Extra date added in January due to popular demand.

Print courses starting in February 2017

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Young Person's Screenprinting Taster

Sunday 5th February 10.00am - 2.00pm

A great opportunity to develop a coursework project and portfolio for UCAS applications

Young Person's Drawing and Printmaking

Sunday 12th February 10.00am - 2.00pm

A great opportunity to develop a coursework project and portfolio for UCAS applications.

Textile Screenprinting Two Day Course

Saturday 18th February until Sunday 19th November 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course will provide an introduction to textile screenprinting.

Introduction to Print Six Week Morning Course

Thursday 23rd February until Thursday 30th March 10.30am - 1.30pm

This popular six week course is the perfect introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further. We’re running this course as a morning and evening course for the first time.

Introduction to Print Six Week Evening Course

Thursday 23rd February until Thursday 30th March 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This popular six week course is the perfect introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further. Available as a morning or an evening course.

NEW* Print Club

Friday 24th February until Friday 31st March 10.30am - 12.30pm

Print Club presents a new way to learn printmaking.

Bookbinding Taster Half Day

Saturday 25th February 10.00am - 1.00pm

An opportunity to explore quick and accessible ways to make basic books and pamphlets using simple folding and binding techniques.

Print courses starting in March 2017

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Monoprinting with Stencils Morning

Saturday 4th March 10.00am - 1.00pm

Create bold and colourful monoprints using cut paper stencils

CMYK Screenprinting Evening Course

Tuesday 7th March until Tuesday 28th March 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Learn how to use the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (Key) four colour separation process to create full colour photographic images using screenprinting.

Linocut card making afternoon

Saturday 11th March 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Make your own handmade greeting cards using linocut.

Screenprinting Two Day Course

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

This weekend course introduces the main principles of screenprinting.

Linocut Day Course

Saturday 25th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

A great introduction or refresher course showing you how to make linocut prints.

Lithography Introduction Two Day Course

Saturday 25th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course is a taster introduction to the basics of stone lithography

Print courses starting in April 2017

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Lithography Introduction Two Day Course

Saturday 1st April 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course is a taster introduction to the basics of stone lithography

Letterpress Day

Saturday 1st April 10.00am - 4.00pm

A perfect introduction to letterpress printing.

Winifred Nicholson - Still life Collagraphs

Sunday 2nd April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Using Nicholson’s studies of flowers in containers as your subject matter, you will learn how to make original collagraph prints that are colourful and textured.

Solar Plate Day

Sunday 2nd April 10.00am - 4.00pm

This photo-etching process uses photopolymer plates that are developed and etched in water.

Photoplate Lithography

Saturday 8th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Photoplate lithography can pick up an amazing amount of subtle tonal detail and produces great results for both photographic and drawn images.

Stencil Screenprinting Three Day Course

Friday 14th April until Sunday 16th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Working with Northamptonshire artist Carry Akroyd you will learn how Carry produces her own wonderfully detailed screenprints using a simple paper stencil process.

Monoprinting into Books

Saturday 29th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Create a set of monoprints and learn how to make a beautiful handmade book.

Print courses starting in May 2017

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Screenprinting Tea Towels Day Course

Saturday 6th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Produce a unique and original tea towel featuring your own screenprinted design.

Winifred Nicholson - Mono Screenprints

Sunday 14th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Create a series of unique silkscreen prints.

Collagraph Day Course

Saturday 20th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Explore multi plate and multi colour printing resulting in a more complex approach to collagraph.

Cyanotype Day Course

Sunday 21st May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cyanotype is an old photographic process used to produce one-off cyan-blue images.

Wood Engraving Three Day Course

Saturday 27th May until Monday 29th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

A unique opportunity to learn the technique of wood engraving.

Print courses starting in June 2017

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Printmaking Without a Press Afternoon

Saturday 3rd June 2.00pm - 5.00pm

This session is a great way to have fun printmaking with some of the materials and equipment you might have around the house.

Introduction to Poster Screenprinting Day Course

Sunday 4th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn the basics of screenprinting onto paper and produce your own posters.

Introduction to Print Six Week Morning Course

Thursday 8th June until Thursday 13th July 10.30am - 1.30pm

This popular six week course is the perfect introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further. We’re running this course as a morning and evening course for the first time.

Introduction to Print Six Week Evening Course

Thursday 8th June until Thursday 13th July 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This popular six week course is the perfect introduction for those new to printmaking and wishing to explore it further. Available as a morning or an evening course.

Solar Plate Using The Garden Two Day Course

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course will introduce participants to solar plate, a simple, safe, time effective and versatile process.

Etching Day

Saturday 24th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn the principles of hard ground etching and experiment with aquatint.

Print courses starting in July 2017

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Letterpress Taster Half Day

Saturday 1st July 10.00am - 1.00pm

Have a go at letterpress printing and learn how to print type.

Etching Summer School

Tuesday 18th July until Saturday 22nd July 10.30am - 5.00pm

Spend a week learning and experimenting with traditional etching techniques.

Lithography Summer School

Tuesday 18th July until Saturday 22nd July 10.30am - 5pm

Spend a week learning lithographty at our Summer School.

Textile Screenprinting Summer School

Tuesday 18th July until Saturday 22nd July 10.30am - 5.00pm

Spend a week learning to screenprint effectively on to textiles and develop your ideas, working in a small group of 5 participants