We offer an exciting range of printmaking courses for all levels of experience, covering traditional and experimental processes.
Our short courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are taught by expert tutors who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
This higher level, year-long course is aimed at printmakers wishing to develop a sustained personal project. You'll be guided through research, experimentation and development units, working towards a final body of work in the third term. The course involves a theoretical, contextual and practical component. There will be six Saturday sessions, 10:30–16:30; details to be given at interview.
Produce a stand-out, experimental sketchbook of printmaking ideas. Working in and from your sketchbook, explore and develop printmaking and mixed media techniques that reflect your ideas and introduce exciting new ways of working. Create an exciting resource to inform your printmaking, painting or collage work, or let the sketchbook be an artwork in itself.
Cut, stab and etch your way to dynamic blocks and exciting prints. Practical instruction in both traditional and inventive linocut techniques, including the reduction method developed by Picasso, multiple block printing and Polish dot linocut.
The ideal follow-on for those who have done 'Introduction to etching' and would like to go deeper into the techniques and processes of etching. This course will consolidate your existing skills, introduce you to more complex etching processes and help you to find and develop your subject matter in this medium.
Explore new ways to push and develop mixed-media printmaking with collage, screenprint and photo-litho. Combine print processes to develop composite and layered contemporary prints. For those with some printmaking experience.
An exciting introduction to the basic processes and principles of etching. Using zinc plate, you'll develop images with line, texture and tone, and experiment with printing your image in both monochrome and colour. All levels welcome.
Experience the excitement of printmaking. This course will give you a taste of basic relief printing and monoprinting techniques that will get you hooked on the many possibilities of this rewarding medium.
Explore the possibilities of experimental mark-making using etching techniques. Take a playful approach to printing your etching plate by layering colour and texture and discover the complex and beautiful images that can develop. For all levels.
Explore creative methods of simple printmaking without using a press. Ideal for continuing at home with basic equipment and inexpensive materials. We will cover monoprint, linocut, collagraph and some other relief techniques.
Learn to cut an image into lino, creating expressive marks with a range of lino tools. You'll then learn how to print your image using the relief printing method, with a press and also by hand. An enjoyable introduction for beginners.
Come and learn basic etching processes, and how to develop your ideas and images using traditional etching and simple photo etching techniques. These processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
This fast-paced course reveals the main processes used to make fine art prints. You will learn both relief and intaglio methods. For beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.