Printmaking Courses in London

City Lit offers a wide range of creative printmaking courses and workshops that will introduce students to varied specialist techniques including etching, lithography, relief and screen printing. Our courses are delivered at various levels from absolute beginners to more advanced courses for those students who wish to develop projects and work for both personal and commercial purposes.

Taught by professional printmakers and educators, students will receive expert individual guidance on both technical details of plate/screen making and printing alongside creative input and direction about the work being made.

Create unique, beautiful designs and images and build confidence in new areas of printmaking. If this is an area brand new to you, we also offer a series of small, quick try it out sessions to introduce students to new skills and techniques.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You don’t have to be a graphic designer to learn how to screen print and use this to produce your own project such as a zine, book, stickers or an edition of prints etc. For all levels.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  2. Print club

    Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions, designed for you to work on your own personal print projects. With a tutor available for help and guidance you can decide on your project when you arrive, however it is essential to have some experience of printmaking, this is not a taught beginners class.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. London print archive visits: British Museum AM

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The london print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. London print archive visits: British Museum PM

    Course Date: Fri 27 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The london print and drawing archive visits are a great opportunity to see original pieces up close and unframed, alongside relevant work from the permanent collections. Tutor led, these guided sessions allow exploration of techniques and ideas and a chance to be inspired by a range of major artists.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. MISA GOTT First Day of Spring Monotype

    Contemporary Monotype: stencils and collage

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ‘low-tech’ nature of monoprinting makes it one of the most accessible methods of printmaking but also one of the most creative. Combined with collage, stencils and lasercut vignettes this will be an exciting and enjoyable course to develop and inform your current art practice or, as a starting point for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  6. PATTI TAYLOR  Shell 2 CYANOTYPE

    Cyanotype in a day

    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Print workshop: Collograph

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 4 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend a weekend learning how to make and print a collagraph exploiting texture and colour using readily available and simple materials with a low environmental impact.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. AMANDA SEABORN

    Print workshop: drypoint and intaglio

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Drypoint is a way of creating grooves in a solid surface, it produces a rich unique type of drawn line, from which you will make prints using intaglio inking methods, This workshop offers the opportunity to use specialist techniques and tools and gain insight into how these sit within the creative practice of artists using drypoint. For all levels, although some experience of drawing is preferable.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Print workshop: large-scale relief printing

    Print workshop: large-scale relief printing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Large scale printmaking enables expressive mark making. Use woodcut, linocut and collograph techniques to produce big, bold and multi-coloured, multi-layered prints for you to take home.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  10. Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  11. Lorena Herrero

    Etching in colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a range of exciting techniques in this practical workshop to create beautiful colour etchings. A valuable follow-on course for those with previous etching experience who wish to develop and enhance their etchings with colour.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced printmakers, this course provides an ideal opportunity to build on previous experience and to experiment and hone your technical skills. With instruction and guidance from the tutor, you will be able to realise personal projects using a range of relief and intaglio processes.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Screenprinting workshop

    Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 prints using a variety of exciting techniques.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. Try it out: printmaking

    Try it out: printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

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