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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 course programme for January – July 2016 here

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Print courses starting in May 2016

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Experiments with Textile Printing

Saturday 28th May until Monday 30th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

This three day course will provide an introduction to textile screenprinting and to producing a repeat design for fashion or textile furnishings.

Print courses starting in June 2016

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Introduction to Print

Thursday 2nd June until Thursday 7th July 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This popular evening course provides a solid foundation for printmaking learning.

Introduction to Screenprinting

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

A two day course for those that want to learn screen printing onto paper.

Linocut

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

Discover the versatility of this popular relief print technique.

Mini Monoprints

Saturday 18th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

A fun session allowing participants to explore mark making, use of positive and negative line, single and multiple colour printing.

Printmaking Taster

Sunday 19th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

A combination of Drypoint, Collage and Monoprinting.

Thinking of Joining? Refresher & Studio Induction

Saturday 25th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

This one day session gives prospective LPW members the opportunity to have a fully supported, one day induction.

Etching Day

Sunday 26th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

Referencing etchings, both historical and contemporary, to inform our ideas, we will create images as we explore traditional etching techniques.

Print courses starting in July 2016

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Cut up and collage photo litho

Saturday 9th July 10.00am - 5.00pm

Explore colour and composition and expand the boundaries of photo plate lithography.

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Friday 15th July until Sunday 17th July 10.00am - 5.00pm

Learn how to carve and print pictures and how to bring a new twist to old printmaking traditions on this three day course.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Lithography

Monday 25th July until Friday 29th July 10.00am - 5.00pm

For one week in the summer we will be closing the studio to our regular artists and welcoming in students. Learning in small groups, students will have plenty of opportunity to receive one to one support as they learn their craft and make work.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Etching

Monday 25th July until Friday 29th July 10.00am - 5.00pm

For one week in the summer we will be closing the studio to our regular artists and welcoming in students. Learning in small groups, students will have plenty of opportunity to receive one to one support as they learn their craft and make work.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Letterpress & Bookbinding

Monday 25th July until Friday 29th July 10.00am - 5.00pm

For one week in the summer we will be closing the studio to our regular artists and welcoming in students. Learning in small groups of 6, students will have plenty of opportunity to receive one to one support as they learn their craft and begin to make new work.

Print courses starting in August 2016

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Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva - Collagraphs

Sunday 28th August 10.00am - 4.00pm

Using Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s work showing at Djanogly Gallery as inspiration you will explore texture, tone and pattern with collagraphs.

Collagraphs

Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August 10.00am - 4.00pm

This two day course, on Sunday and August Bank Holiday Monday brings artist Charles Shearer to Leicester to teach his collagraph technique.

Print courses starting in September 2016

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Letterpress Taster

Saturday 3rd September 10.00am - 1.00pm

A half day session to give you a taste for letterpress.

Introduction to Print

Thursday 8th September until Thursday 13th October 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Books and Pamphlets day

Saturday 10th September 10.00am - 4.00pm

Spend a day exploring different book and pamphlet structures.

Screenprinting weekend

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

A weekend course teaching all the basics of screenprinting onto paper.

Textile Screenprinting weekend

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 10.00am - 4.00pm

A weekend course teaching all the basics of screenprinting onto textiles.

Print courses starting in October 2016

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Collaborative Linocut taster

Saturday 1st October 10.00am - 1.00pm

A morning taster course introducing linocut.

Solar Plate Day

Sunday 2nd October 10.00am - 4.00pm

A day course introducing this photo-etching process that uses photopolymer plates that are developed and ‘etched’ in water.

Gum Arabic taster

Saturday 8th October 10.00am - 1.00pm

This morning taster will introduce you to Gum Arabic Transfer, a process that makes prints using laser or xerox copies as a starting point.

Make your own Sketch Book day

Sunday 9th October 10.00am - 5.00pm

A longer day course that will see you creating your very own artist sketch book.

Exploring Colour weekend

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 10.00am - 4.00pm

A weekend of experimentation and learning presenting the opportunity to explore colour theory in a practical way.

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva - monoprint books

Sunday 23rd October 10.00am - 4.00pm

Look at the work of Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and explore the range of possibilities monoprint offers.

Print courses starting in November 2016

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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.

Drypoint taster

Saturday 5th November 10.00am - 1.00pm

A morning taster course introducing drypoint engraving.

Wood Engraving taster

Sunday 6th November 10.00am - 1.00pm

A morning taster course introducing wood engraving.

Young person's drawing and printmaking taster

Sunday 13th November 10.00am - 2.00pm

Expand and build your coursework portfolios as you experiment with printmaking techniques and extend your skills.

Caustic Lino day

Saturday 19th November 10.00am - 4.00pm

A day introduction to ‘etching’ lino with caustic soda, a different way of printing from a lino plate.

CMYK Screenprinting

Sunday 20th November 10.00am - 5.00pm

Learn how to print four colour photographic silkscreen prints

Print courses starting in December 2016

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Screenprinting weekend

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

A weekend course teaching all the basics of screenprinting onto paper.

Victor Pasmore - stencil screenprinting

Sunday 4th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

Inspired by Victor Pasmore’s prints and paintings you will spend a day creating stencil screenprints.

Lino Print day

Saturday 10th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

A day introduction to printmaking with lino

Young person's screenprinting taster

Sunday 11th December 10.00am - 2.00pm

Enhance your portfolio and broaden your creative skills.

Letterpress day

Sunday 11th December 10.00am - 4.00pm

This day course introduces the process of letterpress and printing type.

Lithography weekend

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

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