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 email@example.com.
- Printmaking at home: printing without a pressCourse start date: Thu 2 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Rosey PrinceLearn 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
- Screenprinting: developing experimental techniquesCourse start date: Mon 20 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetEnjoy being guided through inspirational and experimental screenprinting methods. You'll try a variety of mixed media techniques that will energise and enliven your artwork - a great way to expand your image making practice and your portfolio.
- Monoprinting: contemporary monotype techniquesCourse start date: Mon 4 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceThe 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Etching: photographic processes and techniquesCourse start date: Sat 16 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HolahThis 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.
- Drypoint and intaglio printmaking techniquesCourse start date: Mon 18 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetDrypoint 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.
- Printmaking weekend: Collagraph techniquesCourse start date: Sat 1 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosey PrinceMake 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.
- Printmaking weekend: photographic lithography techniquesCourse start date: Sat 6 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David HolahPhoto-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.
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