Printmaking

Printmaking Courses in London & Online

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 online and in-person learning. 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. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Japanese woodcut printmaking
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Feb 2024 (and 3 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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  2. Introduction to lithography
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    Learn how to produce work that mimics a painterly style using lithography printmaking processes. Lithography 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
  3. Preparing digital images for printmaking
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    Digital technologies play an increasing role in the world of more traditional printmaking. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This 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 these printmaking processes.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  4. Etching: photographic processes and techniques
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Holah
    This course teaches you how to transfer your own designs and images to an etched metal plate where you can develop them further and print in this 'hands on' workshop. Photo etching processes are great for producing detailed imagery and are ripe for experimenting with colour inking.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. Monoprinting: contemporary monotype techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    The monoprint describes a ‘one off’ print, rather than a multiple, similar to a painting however the marks, and



    textures achieved from printing layers of ink can produce rich visual effects as they layer and blend. Starting off with the basic monoprinting techniques you will develop these to produce an exciting series of prints to take home.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  6. Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on courage to play
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Gosebruch
    Explore and develop personal work using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. 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 £799.00 Senior fee £639.00 Concession £519.00
  7. Introduction to printmaking
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  8. Printmaking workshop: focus on colour
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kath Castillo
    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 £409.00 Senior fee £327.00 Concession £266.00
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  9. Explore printmaking
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Come and get inky with this fun one day workshop exploring printmaking. This course will give you a basic understanding of monoprinting, relief printing and screen printing and is aimed at those who would like to explore different printmaking techniques before going on to other courses.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  10. Printmaking at home: printing without a press
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £103.00
  11. Introduction to screenprinting
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 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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  12. Printmaking into bookbinding
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  13. Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on creative layers
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    This course is a chance to develop personal artwork, using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. Experiment and embrace the possibilities within combined layers and surface textures. Processes covered include monotype, screen-printing and etching/intaglio. All levels of experience welcome.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £639.00 Concession £519.00
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