Printmaking Courses - Online & in London

City Lit offers students a comprehensive overview of printmaking in all its forms, including relief printing, Intaglio, Lithography, screenprinting and digital technologies. Delivered through a range of creative printmaking courses and workshops, students can choose from general introductions to more specialist printmaking techniques or work on a series of printmaking projects in our contemporary print studio courses.

We offer various levels of printmaking classes from absolute beginners to those with more experience that wish to develop personal projects and commercial work.

We are proud to have a team of professional and internationally recognised printmakers and educators, who offer their expert guidance and experience on technical processes that can support students in realising their ideas and work through the medium of printmaking.

Our professional printmaking studio provides everything students need to get started in creating unique, beautiful designs, images and work, building confidence and skills in all areas of printmaking.

Why not browse our range of printmaking courses in London below. Brand new subject area to you? Then we recommend you try one of our printmaking taster courses.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Printmaking without a press: monoprinting

    Course Date: Thu 18 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn some exciting monoprinting techniques that you can do within the comfort of your own home and make exciting and beautiful hand-made prints without the use of expensive printmaking studio equipment. This short online workshop will provide you with skills and confidence in setting up a small simple print making space at home and to make prints in a creative and resourceful way.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Japanese woodcut printmaking: developing next steps

    Course Date: Mon 22 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This five-week online course in Japanese woodcut is ideal for those continuing to develop their printmaking skills within this specialist area and those who have previously studied tha basics of Japanese Woodcut. This course will support your development in exploring the techniques of bokashi and betazuri and refine cutting techniques, contextualising throughout with traditional ukiyo-e and contemporary Mokuhanga printmakers.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £95.00

  3. Preparing digital images for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The world of traditional printmaking is increasingly becoming dominated by digital technology. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This online workshop in preparing digital images for printmaking will provide an introduction to specialise tools and techniques required using Adobe Photoshop in order to prepare your imagery for these printmaking processes.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Relief printmaking: large-scale printing

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £125.00

  5. contemporary printmaking studio

    Contemporary printmaking studio

    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and develop personal work using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £769.00
    Senior fee: £615.00
    Concession: £469.00

  6. Get skills in: etching in colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  7. introduction to printmaking

    Introduction to printmaking

    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021 (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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  8. Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts

    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  9. Introduction to screenprinting

    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021 (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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  10. Print projects

    Print projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These tutor led workshops are designed to offer a more flexible way to learn using the facilities of the print- studio. You will have access to tutor guidance when needed, but these sessions are specifically aimed at students who want to pursue personal projects and independent working.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Start printmaking

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  12. Introduction to photo-lithography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £135.00

  13. Laser-cutting for printmaking

    Laser-cutting for printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Laser-cut is a way to engrave intricate hand drawn designs, photographic imagery or text into plywood blocks, which you will then take into printmaking. This course combines digital and traditional print processes to offer a new take on the art of woodcut.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  14. Printmaking portfolio: personal projects

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 May 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore new ways to push and develop mixed-media printmaking with collage, screenprint and photo-litho. Combine print processes to develop composite and layered contemporary prints. Work towards the production of a printmaking portfolio and take those next steps in becoming a confident printmaking.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £311.00
    Concession: £237.00

  15. Printmaking studio workshop: focus on colour

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 18 May 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £160.00

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