Printmaking

Printmaking Courses in London

At City Lit, we offer a wide range of printmaking courses, aimed at catering for your interest whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced artist. Our printmaking studio is a communal and collaborative space that celebrates the joy of working alongside others in pursuit of printmaking excellence.

We specialise in etching, screen-printing, relief and multi-media combinations. Our group classes are small, enabling you to learn using a combination of presses and printmaking equipment designed to enable multiple approaches to the medium.

All our tutors are artist practitioners with hands-on expertise. They are there to help you explore and challenge yourself towards making beautiful prints to take home or exhibit.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

To arrange a conversation with our printmaking coordinator about your interests, options, and to find out what courses are available, please contact our Visual Arts team at visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Woodblock printmaking: experimental approaches
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 31 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gareth Berwyn
    Learn how to create multicolour or monochrome relief prints. You'll be encouraged to work from your own source imagery (sketches, magazine cuttings, photos etc) as an inspirational lead-in to producing relief prints to take home.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Printmaking weekend: Collagraph techniques
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    Make and print a collagraph exploiting texture and colour using readily available and simple materials with a low environmental impact. The handmade matrix is deceptively simple to construct, the printed results often richer and more detailed than expected when run through the press. All welcome.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  3. Japanese woodcut printmaking
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jun 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  4. Introduction to screenprinting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok
    This course is a creative and practical introduction to the screen-printing process, aimed at beginners and the curious. You will learn step by step how to make your own series of silk screen prints using a variety of techniques.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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  5. Introduction to lithography
    Course start date:  Tue 4 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    Learn how to produce work that mimicks a painterly style using lithography printmaking processes. Lithography printmaking work depends on the delicate balance between grease and water and can provide a broad range of outcomes. Learn how marks and brush strokes drawn and painted on the printing plate can be faithfully reproduced to create bold or subtle prints.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  6. Cyanotype printmaking in a day
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  7. Printmaking editions
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    In this comprehensive one-day course you will gain insight into presenting finished prints and gain ideas on presenting them within a professional context. You will get access to a wide range of prints, from prints made by students, to prints made by established and professional artists.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  8. Preparing digital images for printmaking (online)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    This online workshop in preparing digital images for printmaking will provide an introduction to specialist tools and techniques required using Adobe Photoshop in order to prepare your imagery for printmaking processes such as screen-printing, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho.



    Please note this course is online, for same course in the studio please see below.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Mixed-media printmaking
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok
    This course introduces you to new ways of combining printmaking with creative thinking by using multiple printmaking techniques and processes, layering them to produce compositions that can be made into artworks to take away with you.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  10. Screenprinting in a day
    Course start date:  Wed 3 Jul 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok
    In this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
  11. Printmaking weekend: photographic lithography techniques
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Holah
    Photo-plate lithography uses light sensitive aluminium plates as a printing matrix for photographic, text or hand drawn images. This versatile process allows you to collage and overprint these elements to create original works in small editions.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  12. Woodblock printmaking: large-scale techniques
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gareth Berwyn
    Large scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut and linocut carving techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  13. Printmaking techniques: summer school intensive
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    This fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio printmaking methods. This course is for beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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