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It’s now really easy to book our courses online. Click here to see our January – July 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.

Print courses currently running

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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.

Introduction to Print Six Week Evening Course

Tuesday 25th October until Tuesday 29th November 6pm - 9pm

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Print courses starting in February 2023

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Islamic Geometry for Beginners

Thursday 9th February until Thursday 16th March 6pm - 9pm

The course centres on the construction of Islamic geometric patterns, using the simple tools of ruler and compass. You will learn how to design and create repeat patterns and to paint your designs.

Simple Bookbinding Taster

Saturday 11th February 2pm - 5pm

Learn how to transfer your existing prints into three different types of book.

Simple Bookbinding Taster

Saturday 11th February 10am - 1pm

Learn how to transfer your existing prints into three different types of book.

Valentine Letterpress Taster

Sunday 12th February 2pm - 5pm

Share the romance of letterpress for a special Valentine’s activity

Valentine Letterpress Taster

Sunday 12th February 10am - 1pm

Share the romance of letterpress for a special Valentine’s activity

Introduction to Screen

Sunday 19th February 10am - 4pm

You will be led through the steps of transferring your image onto a screen, registering and printing your image to create one-colour screenprints ready for your wall at home!

Utopia Lino Lab (8 - 12yrs)

Tuesday 21st February 11am - 2pm

Design, carve and cut your dream botanical or monster garden using linocut printmaking and presses and work together to print a bold beautiful large scale vision of a future world.

Crazy About Colour (4 - 7yrs)

Wednesday 22nd February 11am - 2pm

Join us for a fun session making prints with layers of colour and pattern! Our wobbly Gelli printing plates are easy to use and you will be able to get creative and make some bright and exciting prints.

Lightning Letterpress Books (8 - 12yrs)

Thursday 23rd February 11am - 2pm

Come and join us for the morning and have fun making a simple story book using our beautiful wooden type.

Print courses starting in March 2023

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Introduction to Bookbinding

Friday 3rd March 10am - 4pm

Join artist and educator, Rahel Zoller, for a hands-on introduction to book binding. Working with a variety of different papers, you will be taught different techniques to fold and manipulate paper to create a set of hand-crafted books.

Introduction to Print Six Week Tuesday Morning Course

Tuesday 7th March until Tuesday 11th April 11am - 2pm

Intro to print is a fantastic way to explore a variety of popular techniques and get an idea of what suits your printmaking palette.

Japanese Vinyl Course

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 10am - 4pm

Explore experimental carving and inking using Japanese vinyl to create a range of colourful relief prints. You will learn how to make a multi-coloured image with this technique that was popularised by Picasso.

Introduction to Textile Screenprinting

Saturday 25th March 10am - 4pm

During this jam packed day long course, you will learn how to transfer your own ideas into beautiful screenprinted textiles!

Print courses starting in April 2023

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Create, Copy, Collage (8 - 12yrs)

Wednesday 5th April 11am - 2pm

Mash up your favourite images from magazines, collage with some photocopies and drawings and transform them using our presses to create litho prints.

Pattern Polyblock Printing (4 - 7yrs)

Thursday 6th April 11am - 2pm

Spend the morning in our beautiful studio learning how to make and print a relief print. Using Polyblock, we will be drawing, poking and pressing into it with a variety of tools to play with patterns which we then ink and print.

Kamihanga for Kids (8 - 12yrs)

Wednesday 12th April 11am - 2pm

This three hour activity introduces you to Kamihanga, a simple relief printmaking technique ideal for kids.

Pen to Print (8 - 12yrs)

Thursday 13th April 11am - 2pm

Dream up characters from ink splodges, the shape of clouds, your granny’s favourite laugh or the bird which sings to you in the morning and learn how to illustrate them through drawing, printmaking and collage, tell a story and make your own story book.

Print Club

Thursday 20th April until Thursday 25th May 11am - 1pm

Print Club is a great way to meet other printmakers, develop and further your skills and build on your own printmaking practice as part of a small & supportive group.

Embracing Chance: Experimental Etching

Saturday 22nd April until Monday 24th April 10am - 4pm

This course is about building confidence as you become more fluent in the language of etching. There will be a focus on aquatint techniques, alternative resists, playful experimentation and the freedom of working with the processes and materials in an instinctive way.

Handmade Film Workshop

Saturday 22nd April until Monday 24th April 10am - 4pm

In this workshop artist film maker Vicky Smith will guide you to make creative marks, splashes and scratches directly on to a piece of filmstrip using a variety of materials and body parts to make unique handmade cinema which extends the usual notions of physical film vocabulary.

Cyanotype Taster

Saturday 29th April 10am - 1pm

You will learn how to make and prepare your plate, the photochemical processes of preparing your paper and exposure times and methods, and making it all work to produce beautiful deep blue prints.

Cyanotype Taster

Saturday 29th April 2pm - 5pm

You will learn how to make and prepare your plate, the photochemical processes of preparing your paper and exposure times and methods, and making it all work to produce beautiful deep blue prints.

Painterly Monotypes

Sunday 30th April 10am - 4pm

Explore the possibilities of mark making with this liberating approach to monotype and create a painterly effect print.

Print courses starting in May 2023

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LPW Print Salon: Henna Tattooing

Saturday 6th May 2pm - 5pm

Led by local artist Safina Adam, you will be introduced to the histories and differences of natural henna and jagua techniques, and learn how to make the paste, create designs and patterns, and how to apply the patterns onto skin.

LPW Print Salon: Henna Tattooing

Saturday 6th May 10am - 1pm

Led by local artist Safina Adam, you will be introduced to the histories and differences of natural henna and jagua techniques, and learn how to make the paste, create designs and patterns, and how to apply the patterns onto skin.

Gritty Printmaking: Carborundum on Aluminium

Saturday 13th May 10am - 4pm

Combining carborundum and drypoint line on aluminium, this course will lead you through the process of integrating both techniques to produce beautiful multilayered textural prints.

Introduction to Letterpress

Sunday 21st May 10am - 4pm

Learn how to set, ink and print type using our historic collections of lead and wooden type to produce striking bold prints in bright inks and take home your own designed cards and posters.

Solar Plate Using the Sunlight: Taking it Further

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 10am - 4pm

This two day course will introduce participants to an environmentally friendly form of printmaking, learning to translate hand drawn images, photographs, text and found objects into detailed intaglio prints.

Print courses starting in June 2023

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Teen Screen (13-17yrs)

Thursday 1st June 10am - 2pm

This exciting screen exploration is just for teens! Ideal for beginners, this course runs over a busy morning and is perfect for realising your artisic visions in ink and paper.

Mini Mono Mania (8 - 12yrs)

Friday 2nd June 11am - 2pm

Come and join us at the workshop for a fun morning making colourful prints using cut paper shapes, feathers and leaves.

Type High Lino Taster

Sunday 4th June 10am - 1pm

Combining linocutting and monoprinting, this course allows you to experiment and play with your images and printmaking techniques.

Type High Lino Taster

Sunday 4th June 2pm - 5pm

Combining linocutting and monoprinting, this course allows you to experiment and play with your images and printmaking techniques.

Etching Summer School

Tuesday 6th June until Saturday 10th June 10.30am - 4.30pm

Join Jemma Gunning for a fun week of exploring various Intaglio printmaking processes. The course will cover hardground, softground, sugar lift, aquatint, open bite, and chine collé.

Reduction Linocut Summer School

Tuesday 6th June until Saturday 10th June 10.30am - 4.30pm

Explore reduction linocut printing, the process which Picasso invented and named ‘suicide printing’ using the motif of a postage stamp.

Mokuhanga Printed Scrolls - Carving, Printing and Binding a Landscape Summer School

Tuesday 6th June until Saturday 10th June 10.30am - 4.30pm

During this immersive five-day workshop you will be introduced to the traditional Japanese art of woodblock printing (Mokuhanga) and scroll making (emaki-mono).

Japanese Aesthetics (6 weeks)

Wednesday 14th June until Wednesday 19th July 6pm - 9pm

This course explores the theory and practice of Japanese Aesthetic notions and the idea of appreciating the imperfection and impermanence of all things.

Indian Papermaking with Monoprint

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 10am - 4pm

Suman will use her printmaking and poetry practice to explore how journeys can manifest as images.

Print courses starting in July 2023

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Experimental Screenprinting

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

This experimental course takes screenprinting from an editioning process into a means of creating one off pieces by using abstract colour pulls, simple stencil making, colour overlays and repeat printing of photographic imagery.

Rethink Renew: Monoprinting with Collage

Saturday 8th July 10am - 4pm

Work with South African artist, Bronwen Paterson, to produce original artwork from your old prints and a range of collage techniques and monoprinting.