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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.

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Tuesday Print Club - Drypoint Engraving

Tuesday 31st October until Tuesday 5th December 11.00am - 1.00pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Print courses starting in November 2017

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Hard Back Bookmaking

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 10.00am - 4.00pm

Over the course of a weekend, learn traditional book making techniques to create a series of hard back books.

Print courses starting in December 2017

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Textile Printmaking Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course will provide an introduction to textile screenprinting.

OFFSITE COURSE: Viking Drypoint with Collage

Sunday 3rd December 10.00am - 4.00pm

Inspired by the designs and images of the Viking exhibition taking place at Lakeside Arts, create unique drypoint engravings illuminated with the application of collage.

Screenprinting Weekend

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

This weekend course introduces the main principles of screenprinting.

Letterpress Taster

Saturday 16th December 10.00am - 1.00pm

Following a series of demonstrations and try your hand at how to set, proof and lock type into a chase ready to print on our Adana presses.

Print courses starting in February 2018

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Linocut Card Making Taster

Saturday 3rd February 10.00am - 1.00pm

In this taster course you will make your own original linocut greeting cards. Bring a simple image and make a card to celebrate your loved ones’ special day.

Wood Engraving Taster

Saturday 10th February 10.00am - 1.00pm

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

Block Printing Taster

Saturday 17th February 10.00am - 1.00pm

Using lino to create simple block designs, print onto calico fabric and create unique experimental work that can easily be replicated at home.

Print Club - Linocut

Tuesday 20th February until Tuesday 20th March 11.00am - 1.00pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Print courses starting in March 2018

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Screenprinting Onto Tea Towels

Saturday 3rd March 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

Etching Day

Saturday 10th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

The perfect day to learn all about etching.

Solar Plate Day

Saturday 17th March 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

Wednesday Etching Surgery

Wednesday 21st March 2.00pm - 6.00pm

We are happy to announce a new series of surgeries designed to give burgeoning etchers some additional support as they develop their skills.

Photoplate Lithography Day

Saturday 24th March 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.

Collagraph Bank Holiday Course

Friday 30th March until Sunday 1st April 10.00am - 4.00pm

This three day course brings artist Charles Shearer back to Leicester to teach his collagraph technique.

Print courses starting in April 2018

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Full Colour Screenprinting

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Using photographic images as a starting point create full colour screen prints using colour separation.

Print Club - Monoprint

Tuesday 10th April until Tuesday 15th May 11.00am - 1.00pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Linocut Day

Saturday 14th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

A day introduction to printmaking with lino.

Letterpress Taster

Sunday 15th April 10.00am - 1.00pm

Try your hand at how to set, proof and lock type into a chase and print using our Adana presses.

Finding Your Colour Palette In Print

Sunday 15th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn how to make the most of colour to make your prints more expressive.

Lithography Induction & Refresher

Saturday 21st April until Saturday 28th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

OFFSITE COURSE: Landscape Monoprints

Sunday 29th April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Inspired by the ‘Scaling the Sublime’ Exhibition running at the Djangoly Gallery, you will explore a range of possibilities and mark making within monoprinting.

Print courses starting in May 2018

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Introduction to Screenprinting Day

Saturday 5th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

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

Monoprinting Day

Saturday 12th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Spend a day learning various monotype processes, creating one off, experimental, colourful images.

Letterpress Taster

Sunday 13th May 10.00am - 1.00pm

Working up to A4 in size and using a selection of wood type, you will learn how to set, ink and print type to create striking, bold prints using a range of colours.

Wednesday Etching Surgery

Wednesday 16th May 2.00pm - 6.00pm

We are happy to announce a new series of surgeries designed to give burgeoning etchers some additional support as they develop their skills.

Mokulito Weekend

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Mokulito means “wood lithography” in Japanese and uses wood as a printing matrix instead of limestone.

Drawing & Printmaking Bank Holiday Course

Saturday 26th May until Monday 28th May 10.00am - 4.00pm

Learn three printmaking techniques: Monotype, Gum Arabic Transfer & Carborundum to build your drawing skills and develop a personal project.

Print courses starting in June 2018

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Screenprinting Weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 10.00am - 4.00pm

This weekend course introduces the main principles of screenprinting.

Print Club - Etching

Tuesday 5th June until Tuesday 10th July 11.00am - 1.00pm

Print Club is an opportunity to gain confidence and build printmaking skills as part of a small group in a technician led series of sessions.

Exploring Printmaking With Wood

Tuesday 5th June until Tuesday 26th June 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Learn wood engraving and woodblock printmaking over four weeks.

Introduction to Print Six Week Morning Course

Thursday 7th June until Thursday 12th 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.

Introduction to Print Six Week Evening Course

Thursday 7th June until Thursday 12th 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.

Textile & Dyes Weekend

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

Introduction to textile screenprinting and disperse dyes weekend course.

Collagraph & Carborundum Day

Saturday 16th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

During this day course you will learn how to make, ink and print collagraph plates

Printmaking Without a Press Taster

Sunday 17th June 10.00am - 1.00pm

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

OFFSITE COURSE: Scenic Screenprints

Sunday 17th June 10.00am - 4.00pm

Spend a day creating stencil screenprints inspired by the Scaling the Sublime exhibition at the Djanogly Gallery.

Block Printing Taster

Saturday 23rd June 10.00am - 1.00pm

Using lino to create simple block designs, print onto calico fabric and create unique experimental work that can easily be replicated at home.

Print courses starting in July 2018

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SUMMER SCHOOL: Lithography

Tuesday 24th July until Friday 28th July 10.00am - 4.00pm

This week of practical learning is open to artists and lithographers of all levels of experience.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Letterpress

Tuesday 24th July until Saturday 28th July 10.00am - 4.00pm

Spend a week learning and experimenting with letterpress.

SUMMER SCHOOL: Etching

Tuesday 24th July until Saturday 28th July 10.00am - 4.00pm

This course is perfect for those with some prior etching experience, but all levels are welcome.