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. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 9 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new advanced course explores the creative potential within combined digital and print media. It is designed to allow printmakers and digital artists to develop interdisciplinary thinking and practice across both traditional and contemporary forms.

    Please see note 4 below -how to apply for this course.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £914.00

  2. AMANDA SEABORN

    Print workshop: drypoint and intaglio

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Experimental relief printing: wood and lino

    Experimental relief printing: wood and lino

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Produce wood and lino cuts and explore a range of relief printing methods. Use layering, stencils and multi-block techniques to fully explore the many exciting possibilities of relief printing.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Introduction to Printmaking techniques

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Try it out: printmaking

    Try it out: printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Screenprinting workshop

    Screenprinting workshop

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 4 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. Print into book intensive

    Print into book intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the three dimensional possibilities of print. This course will encourage you to develop your initial ideas through experiments with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures to create an artist’s book. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  8. Creative sketchbook with printmaking

    Creative sketchbook with printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Screenprinting workshop: the basics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  10. Print studio workshop

    Print studio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  11. Print club

    Print club

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These are popular tutor-led printmaking studio sessions that can be booked individually as required. You have the option to join in the taught themes or you can work on your own personal projects. Ideal for students with some experience of printmaking.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  12. Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Print studio workshop: focus on colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A course for intermediate and experienced printmakers wanting to build on previous experience and experiment with process to consolidate and hone technical skills. The focus is on colour application, advanced intaglio processes, realising personal projects and the production of high quality prints.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  13. Japanese woodcut

    Japanese woodcut

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Japanese Woodcut spread over six weeks. The process is water based, non-toxic and handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. No prior experience necessary.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Laser engraving and woodcut

    Laser engraving and woodcut

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 8 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a digital file which is used to laser-cut /engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks. On Day 2 You will print these using traditional and experimental methods by hand and using a press, to create a small edition of prints. This course combines digital and traditional processes to offer a new take on a woodcut technique much favoured by Edvard Munch, in which an image on a woodblock is jig- sawed into separate pieces that are inked separately using different colours.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  15. Photoshop for printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 9 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo-plate lithography all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This course has been developed to provide an introduction to the Photoshop techniques required in order to prepare imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

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