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.
Make large scale expressive prints in both wood-cut and monoprint Experiment with combining the two processes to explore the exciting possibilities of layering an image using different printmaking processes. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided.
Ideal as a continuation of your previous printmaking experience. You will work towards producing a range of prints using both traditional etching and contemporarary photoetching techniques. This course enables you to develop photographic images via the etching process. You will be able to print in colour and monochrome.
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. Tutor: Simon Burder.
Drawing and printmaking are closely related activities. Use print to extend the tactile qualities of an image whilst retaining drawing’s immediacy and consider how this pairing can extend the way we think about image-making. Intermediate level.
An introduction to the basic processes and principles of etching. Using zinc plate, you will develop images with line, texture and tone, and experiment with printing your image in both monochrome and colour. All levels welcome.
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.
Ideal for those seeking fresh possibilities in their creative practice, emphasis will be on encouraging creative and experimental solutions. Learn new ways to generate imagery and discover why artists love printmaking.
An exciting and highly creative course exploring traditional and experimental processes including etching, drypoint and collagraphy. We will focus on using colour techniques such as 'a la poupée', chine collé and viscosity printing to create beautiful, richly layered prints. All levels welcome.
Explore and develop personal work in intaglio and relief printmaking. Techniques covered include drypoint, etching, linocut, collagraphy and photo etching. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners follow a step by step introduction to a range of processes, those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
This course allows you time for sustained, practice based research in the print studio. You will be able to realise a personal project with guidance from the tutor. The course enables experimentation, research and the consolidation of technical skills. You can work using both relief and intaglio process in all their forms also silkscreen and extend these ‘off the wall’ if appropriate to your project.
Working with line and texture, you will construct two types of printmaking block - a drypoint plate and collograph block. Using your blocks you will combine methods of colour application, collage and mixed media and explore layering and overprinting. You will take home a set of beautiful and unique prints.
Taking inspiration from the urban environment, you will use your own sketches, photographs, resources or ideas to develop a range of prints using simple and direct printmaking techniques On this short course, you will experiment with monoprinting and drypoint techniques.