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It’s now really easy to book our courses online. Click here to see our July 2022 – January 2023 course programme!

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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 a PDF of the course programme here.

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Print courses starting in August 2022

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Experimental Screenprinting

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 10am - 4pm

This course takes screenprinting from an editioning process into a means of creating one off pieces.

A Message on a Plane [6-12yrs]

Tuesday 16th August 2pm - 4pm

Design, print, build & fly your own paper aeroplanes with messages of hope and whizz them round our studio to create a blizzard of wishes, intentions and communications to the universe!

Symbols for Change [6-12yrs]

Wednesday 17th August 1pm - 4 pm

Design and print symbols with meaning. Taking inspiration from block prints from around the world like the Adinkra symbols from West Africa – we will make our own symbols to create change.

Letterpress Afternoon Taster

Saturday 20th August 2pm - 5pm

Spend the afternoon working with letterpress, using wood or metal type and printing with Iron Hand and Proofing Presses.

Letterpress Morning Taster

Saturday 20th August 10am - 1pm

Spend the morning working with letterpress, using wood or metal type and printing with Iron Hand and Proofing Presses.

Monoprinting Our Minds [12-17yrs]

Tuesday 23rd August 2pm - 4.30pm

Dream up the changes you want to see in the world and learn to monoprint them into bright declarations of hope!

Bees and Butterflies Rule the World [4-8yrs]

Thursday 25th August 2pm - 4pm

Design, print and make giant bees and butterflies to fly around the garden and learn how much they nurture our flowers, trees and planet. We will create a host of happy insects to dance around your garden.

Mini Mono Mania [5-12yrs]

Friday 26th August 11am - 2pm

Come and join us at the workshop for a fun morning making colourful prints using cut paper shapes, feathers and leaves. You’ll be using rollers, colourful inks and a small press to make bright beautiful prints. Come and get a bit inky and make beautiful work to take home.

Print courses starting in September 2022

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Colour and Mind

Saturday 3rd September until Saturday 8th October 1pm - 4pm

A unique and immersive practical and theoretical course exploring colour, light and space in art with painter Satta Hashem.

Introduction to Linocut

Sunday 4th September 10am - 4pm

Introduction to linocut is a day course for anyone interested in learning the basics of linocut printmaking. It is ideal for artists with any level of ability who wish to explore Linocut in a supportive environment.

Introduction to Print Six Week Evening Course

Tuesday 6th September until Tuesday 11th October 6pm - 9pm

A fantastic way to explore a variety of printmaking techniques and get a good idea of what suits your printmaking taste.

Introduction to Screen

Sunday 11th September 10am - 4pm

This one-day course introduces the basic principles of screenprinting. You will learn how to transfer an image to a silkscreen and print onto A3 paper.

Wood Engraving Afternoon Taster

Sunday 18th September 2pm - 5pm

An afternoon taster course introducing wood engraving. Working on a small scale, you will use specialist tools to engrave a design into an end grain woodblock.

Wood Engraving Morning Taster

Sunday 18th September 10am - 1pm

A morning taster course introducing wood engraving. Working on a small scale, you will use specialist tools to engrave a design into an end grain woodblock.

Develop Your Rebel Printmaking Voice Taster

Tuesday 20th September 6.30pm - 8pm

This session is an online introduction to the course content, ethos and structure for Sue’s longer three-term course Develop Your Rebel Printmaking Voice, which expands the theory and practice of what printmaking can be.

Introduction to Letterpress

Saturday 24th September 10am - 4pm

Working up to A4 in size and using a selection of lead and wood type, you will learn how to set, ink and print type to create striking, bold prints using a range of colourful inks, and take home a small edition of cards and prints.

Print courses starting in October 2022

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Cut and Burn Lino Weekend

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 10am - 4pm

Explore linocut with some creative twists! In this two day course you will learn basic lino cutting and experiment with caustic soda to add to the potential of the lino surface.

Develop Your Rebel Printmaking Voice

Tuesday 4th October until Sunday 30th July 6.30pm - 9.30pm

A unique artist-led course combining theory, practice and independent work to explore an expanded notion of printmaking.

Learning to Play in the World of Print

Saturday 8th October 10am - 4pm

Printmaking as a process is riddled with laws and rules – let’s rip up a few of these rules and make new ones through experimentation and play.

Making Impressions - Monoprinting with Textiles

Saturday 15th October 10am - 4pm

A day to experiment with printing textures from a wide range of fabrics. Using knitting, fine crochet, ribbons, weaving, jute, string, lace, and netting, we will make beautiful, delicate, and fierce embossed monoprints.

Repeat Pattern Fabric Printmaking with Linocut

Sunday 16th October 10am - 4pm

Learn how to transform a simple linocut design into a repeat pattern, creating a beautiful hand-printed piece of fabric. During the course you will be shown how to develop a basic design into a repeat pattern, then transfer, carve and handprint your linocut onto fabric.

The Power of Words [12-17yrs]

Tuesday 18th October 11am - 2pm

Have your say and find your voice! This course gives an opportunity for young people to express ideas, thoughts and feelings as text, and print these using the workshop’s collection of wooden type.

Birds, Beasts and Bugs [4-8yrs]

Wednesday 19th October 1pm - 4pm

Design your own birds, beasts and bugs and learn how to print them using paint and spongy rollers. Add textured detail by cutting blocks, to create bright colourful prints.

Twilight Print Club

Wednesday 19th October until Wednesday 23rd November 6pm - 8pm

Print Club is an opportunity to build your printmaking skills as part of a small friendly curious group.

Imaginary Beast [8-11yrs]

Thursday 20th October 11am - 2pm

Bring your imagination to life and draw, print, cut and stick your imaginary beasts! You’ll learn how to print your own beastly designs using relief printing, colourful inks and rollers and get to take home large prints of your designs.

Spooktacular Masks Morning [all ages]

Saturday 29th October 10am - 12pm

Make spooktacular masks to celebrate Samhain / Hallowe’en…a great opportunity for kids and carers to have fun making and decorating masks with a fun spooky theme. Price includes up to 2 children and one adult. Family Friendly!

Spooktacular Masks Afternoon [all ages]

Saturday 29th October 2pm - 4pm

Make spooktacular masks to celebrate Samhain / Hallowe’en…a great opportunity for kids and carers to have fun making and decorating masks with a fun spooky theme. Price includes up to 2 children and one adult. Family Friendly!

Print courses starting in November 2022

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Introduction to Multi Block Lino

Saturday 5th November 10am - 4pm

This method of lino printing uses more than one piece of lino to create multi coloured images. Each block is layered up to print a different colour so is more forgiving than reduction linocut.

Introduction to Photo Etching

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 10am - 4pm

On this beginner course in photo etching, participants will learn how to transfer a photo onto zinc, etch the plate surface, ink and print.

Stone Lithography Weekend

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 10am - 4pm

This two-day course is a thorough introduction to the basics of stone lithography. If you are curious to know something about the mysteries of lithography and want to have some fun finding out more about this wonderful printmaking process, this is the ideal place to start.

At the Cutting Edge - Blade Sharpening

Saturday 26th November 10am - 1pm

Maintaining razor-sharp tools for lino and wood-block cutting is a vital skill. In this hands-on course you will learn about blades and gouges, and how to maintain and care for them. You will learn about the different tools and techniques that you can use to ensure they are in the best condition at all times.

Print courses starting in December 2022

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Surface Embellishment - Print, Textiles and Thread

Saturday 3rd December 10am - 4pm

Join fashion designer Esther Wilson for an introduction to couture fashion techniques. Drawing from her own practice Esther will teach you how to explore a range of materials to add colour, texture and depth to a screen printed image.

Kamihanga Christmas Cards Morning

Sunday 4th December 10am - 1pm

This fun workshop shows you how to work with very simple materials to make relief print festive cards. Kamihanga – Kami (Japanese word for ‘paper’) Hanga (‘print’) – is a quick, colourful technique that encourages a graphic cut style and fast production.

Kamihanga Christmas Cards Afternoon

Sunday 4th December 2pm - 5pm

This fun workshop shows you how to work with very simple materials to make relief print festive cards. Kamihanga – Kami (Japanese word for ‘paper’) Hanga (‘print’) – is a quick, colourful technique that encourages a graphic cut style and fast production.

Hardback Bookbinding

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 10am - 4pm

Learn how to make a hard cover book on this detailed but accessible two day workshop. You will learn about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making an attractive binding to take home.

Print courses starting in January 2023

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Textile Screen with Embellishment Winter School

Saturday 28th January until Monday 30th January 10am - 4pm

An amazing opportunity to work with a range of techniques on fabric. You will learn how to mix disperse dyes to create a bespoke colour palette for your designs, how to collage, create stencils and use found objects to create a variety of fabric ‘grounds’ to embellish.

The Art of Collagraph Winter School

Saturday 28th January until Monday 30th January 10am - 4pm

This three day workshop will provide a comprehensive and enjoyable exploration of collagraphs in surface inking and intaglio processes as well as learning techniques of drawing and cutting using a range of tools, some adapted specifically for this purpose, through to application of textured materials, embossed papers and carborundum powder that gives this process its unique character.

Japanese Book Structures Winter School

Saturday 28th January until Monday 30th January 10am - 4pm

This workshop will introduce you to two Japanese book structures for artists – Ori-hon Hardback Accordion Book & Karakuri Byobu 3 in 1 Visual Trick book.