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.
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.
For experienced students, discover more advanced etching processes and hone and finesse your practical etching skills. As part of a smaller group, limited to maximum eight spaces, this is a unique opportunity to work alongside a master printmaker and to focus on your etching practice.
Explore a range of exciting etching techniques in this practical workshop. Create beautiful etchings with line, texture and tone and experiment with printing images in both monochrome and colour. A valuable introduction to the basic processes and principles of etching.
Enjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.
This practical course for beginners introduces you to techniques for cutting an image into lino. You'll learn to print your blocks in monochrome and multi-colour both by using a press and by methods that can be used at home.
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.
Spend a day looking at the painterly techniques of monoprinting and translate your own drawings, paintings or photographs into monoprints using a press as well as printing by hand. This course is suitable for all levels.
Photo-polymer is an easy to use intaglio technique that can produce diverse prints. The plates can capture hand drawn imagery, text or photographic film very well, reproducing a wide range of tones and marks that can then be printed traditionally. Suitable for all.
Mixed media and printmaking allows vast freedom for experimentation. Learn to adapt and refine basic printmaking techniques to suit your own projects. Explore unique juxtapositions of techniques and processes to convey strangeness, beauty/simplicity.
Using drawing and printmaking in tandem, explore mark making, texture, stencils and layering, with silkscreen and monotype, to develop ideas and themes. Also produce an editionable printing plate to create a series of variables that inform new drawings and build your portfolio.