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Courses & Talks

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 2015 here

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Print courses currently running

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Introduction to Print

Thursday 11th February until Thursday 17th March 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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

Print courses starting in February 2016

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Etching Taster

Saturday 13th February 10.00am - 1.30pm

Explore the traditional etching techniques of hard ground and soft ground in this short taster morning session.

Introduction to Screenprinting

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

The Presence of Animals - Waterless Lithography

Sunday 21st February 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn the expressive, immediate process of waterless lithography.

Introduction to Textile Screenprinting

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 10.00am - 4.00pm

This weekend course will provide an introduction to textile screenprinting.

Man & Beast, Drypoint Engraving

Sunday 28th February 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn Drypoint Engraving at this offsite course at Lakeside Arts Centre, alongside the Elisabeth Frink exhibition. Extra date added due to popular demand!

Print courses starting in March 2016

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Etching Evening Class

Tuesday 1st March until Tuesday 22nd March 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This 4 week introduction to etching begins with an evening talk on artist and etcher Evelyn Gibbs by Pauline Lucas.

ARTIST TALK: Evelyn Gibbs

Tuesday 1st March 6pm - 7.30pm

A talk about the artist by Pauline Lucas

The Leicester Print Workshop / DMU Fine Art Lecture: David Noonan in conversation with Nick Mobbs

Thursday 3rd March 5pm - 6pm

Once again we are happy to be working with Leicester De Montfort University to present another Leicester Print Workshop / DMU Fine Art Lecture.

Letterpress & Wood Engraving

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn two techniques over one weekend.

Lithography Demonstration

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

This weekend is for all those who are curious about lithography and would like to know know more.

Bookbinding Taster

Saturday 19th March 10.00am - 1.00pm

A great introduction to the art of bookbinding.

Simple Stencil Screenprinting with Experimental Extras

Friday 25th March until Sunday 27th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn how artist Carry Akroyd produces her wonderfully detailed screenprints.

Print courses starting in April 2016

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Photoplate Lithography

Sunday 3rd April 10.00am - 4.00pm

An alternative to stone lithography, this quick process enables hand drawn, photographic or digital film positives to be transferred onto lithographic plate and printed on an etching press.

Printmaking, Text and Drawing - inspired by David Jones

Sunday 3rd April 10.00am - 4.00pm

The beautiful ‘painted inscriptions’ by David Jones showing at Djanogly Gallery are the inspiration for this workshop, taking place at Lakeside Arts Centre.

Screenprinted Textile Lampshades with Heat Press Techniques

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course is ideal for those with some previous experience of screen printing on to textiles and/or with some experience of using the heat press to embellish fabric.

Letterpress Taster

Saturday 23rd April 10.00am - 1.00pm

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

Design, print, make your own book

Tuesday 26th April until Tuesday 24th May 6.00pm - 9.00pm

This short course is an opportunity to work on a personal project to create a unique handmade book.

Print courses starting in May 2016

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Drypoint & Mixed Media Self Portraits inspired by David Jones

Sunday 1st May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Take inspiration from David Jones’ engravings and create an original self-portrait.

Thinking of Joining? Refresher & Studio Induction

Saturday 7th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

Solar Plate

Sunday 8th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Solar Plate is a photo-etching process using photopolymer plates that are developed and ‘etched’ in water.

Life Drawing into Print

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

This is a great opportunity to make prints working directly from a life model.

Vinyl Cut

Saturday 21st May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Using vinyl as the printing block we will learn how to cut an image and create tonal range.

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 Friday 8th 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

Saturday 16th July until Monday 18th 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.