Courses

We offer a range of courses, suitable for beginners through to experienced printmakers. Try our Sunday Taster classes for short intense introductions to techniques, or look at our longer more specialist courses. All of our courses challenge and inspire, we will share with lots of information, enthusiasm and a wealth of specialist knowledge with you.

Multiple dates

Technician: Matt Young

Cost: £70. 4 sessions/ 12 hours.

Open Access Print Workshop sessions, technician supported. Must have printmaking experience and be able to work independently.

 

Tuesday 4, 13, 20 & 27 June, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 2, 9, 16 & 23 July, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 3,10,17, 24 September, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22 October, 6.00-9.00pm

 

Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 November, 6.00-9.00pm


Sunday 9 June, 2019, 11.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £75. Acrylic plate, inks and paper included.

Work with artist Michelle Avison to learn about monotype printmaking. Bring a sketchbook, drawings, photographs, found images or prints to work from and explore ways of developing your work using trace monotype and then printing from the plate in reverse and adding extra shapes with stencils. Working from your personal resources, find out how to use the monotype process to develop your image making through drawing, redrawing and exploring mark making.

 


Saturday 29 June, 2019, 10.00-5.00pm

Tutor: Matt Young

Cost: £115. 4 places. All materials included.

Join studio artist Matt Young for this one day introduction to stone lithography. Learn about how to grain a stone, how to make a drawing using greasy drawing materials and how to process the stone ready for printing. Participants will work on shared stones to help each other to understand this complex but very rewarding printmaking process. You will take at least one print of your image and it will be possible arrange to come back to the studio afterwards to continue to print if you would like to.

If you have attended any previous Stone Lithography classes at SLAUGHTERHAUS, you can join this class to continue your practice, continue printing your stone and prepare and make more prints.

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Test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018

Print from test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018


Sunday 16 June 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Chris Christodoulou

Cost: £85. Acrylic printing plates, paper and inks included.

Inspired by Chris Christodoulou's exhibition, Home, this course will explore Drypoint printmaking. Take plates out of the studio to draw on and add personal narrative elements to explore meaning and markmaking. Learn how to ink and print the plates to achieve the dark and smudgy lines characteristic of drypoint, and which Chris uses to such good effect in his work.

 


Sunday 7 July 2019, 11.00- 4.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £70. Inks and collagraph papers included.

 

A day of colour printing, experimenting with two etching plates printed together, or exploring colour printing through relief roll and chine collee. A great addition to our Taster Courses this year, you can use the day to develop more complex prints from existing plates made on our other courses, make new plates, or add extra plates, for example using drypoint or monotype, to explore multiple colour printing. Coloured papers for chine collee are included, but you might want to collect and bring particular Japanese or handmade papers, found paper, and patterned paper in particular colours to add to your prints.

Tutor Michelle Avison trained as a painter at the Slade School of Art before going on to study Printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. This course will help you understand and enjoy colour mixing and how to add interest to your prints by layering and adding colour in different ways.

 

Monday 1, 8,15, 22 July, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £235, includes acrylic sheet 30 x 40cm, inks and proofing paper.

On this course you will make multiple collagraph plates on acrylic sheets, thinking about how to make the most of different marks and the layers of colour possible by overprinting and by inking a la poupee. The artists Hughie O'Donahue, Gillian Ayres and Howard Hodgkin will provide inspiration and tutors Michelle and Rob will show you their work also.

 


Thursday 4, 11 & 18 July 2019, 6- 9pm

Tutor: Rob White, Michelle Avison

Cost: £180. Materials included.

Van Gogh was really influenced by printmaking, though he made few prints himself. What would he have done if he had? On this course you will look at paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, thinking about subject matter, mark making, colour and at some of the things he looked at as the starting point to making your own prints. Looking at other artists work was essential to Van Gogh- he worked alongside artists such as Gaugin- it is one of the ways in which we learn to be artists. This course will encourage you to think in the same way and use your influences as a starting point to making prints.

The first two evenings will use drypoint, and on the third evening you will explore colour in Monotype.

 

Week 1

Landscape. You will walk out of the studio and have a look at the Van Gogh house which is just by the studio, and then come back to the studio to make your drypoint plates by drawing outside and from the immediate surroundings.

Week 2

Still Life. Working from a still life in the studio, explore mark making and drawing by responding directly to the subject matter in an immediate way.

Week 3

Using photographs, drawings or previous prints go wild with colour and make Van Gogh inspired Monotypes using loads of colour, including bringing your ideas together by combining drypoint and monotype. At the end of the course you will have a fantastic series of prints and a good introduction to printmaking.

 

30, 31 July, 1 & 2 August 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £360. Includes all materials.

Work with experienced tutor Rob White to look at artists who have used the Jigsaw Woodcut technique, such as Grayson Perry, Tom Hammick, Gillian Ayres and Edvard Munch. Discuss and decide how to make a two block jigsaw print that will be made and printed across this 4 day course. Cut the blocks with texture and pattern and use reduction methods to make multi-layered and coloured prints. Rob has worked extensively with Tom Hammick and is an experienced printer of large and complex woodcuts. You will find this course to be packed full of info and trade secrets for achieving fantastic images.

Day 1

You will look at examples of woodcut/jigsaw woodcut. You will then produce your first block, a line block holding the detail of the image, learning how to transfer the image to the wood and how to handle and use the cutting tools. You will take a proof of this block on day one.

Day 2

You will work on the second block, a jigsawed block that fits under the line block. Learn how to trace and transfer the drawing over onto a second block that will be cut up and can be printed in multiple colours. You will also mix the colours for the printing of the block the next day.

Day 3

You will print the jigsawed block in different colours printing 4-6 prints so that you have a small edition to take away will you on the final day.

Day 4

You will print the key line block on your colour jigsaw prints from day 3, to pull the image together. There will be a group discussion about all the final works and how you can use the technique in your work in the future.

 


Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 August, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison, Rob White

Cost: £235, includes lino, inks and paper.

Inspired by The Grosvenor School linocuts showing in Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in June, you will learn how to make a multi colour linocut. You will look at examples of work by artists such as Sybil Andrews and use some of the same techniques to develop your prints. This will include planning the image over multiple blocks, how to register the different colours, mixing ink and printing by hand and on our Albion Press.

 


Saturday 24 August, 2019, 10.00-5.00pm

Tutor: Matt Young

Cost: £115. 4 places. All materials included.

Join studio artist Matt Young for this one day introduction to stone lithography. Learn about how to grain a stone, how to make a drawing using greasy drawing materials and how to process the stone ready for printing. Participants will work on shared stones to help each other to understand this complex but very rewarding printmaking process. You will take at least one print of your image and it will be possible arrange to come back to the studio afterwards to continue to print if you would like to.

If you have attended any previous Stone Lithography classes at SLAUGHTERHAUS, you can join this class to continue your practice, continue printing your stone and prepare and make more prints.

Read More >

 

 


 

Test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018

Print from test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018


Saturday 14 September, 2019, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £54. Acrylic plate, inks and paper included.

Learn about monotype printmaking. Using water washable Caligo inks you will find out how to make trace monotypes, how to print the reverse image from the plate and how to make drawn and painterly marks into the ink. Working with water and oil, you will be able to experiment with the particular qualities of the inks and learn techniques you can continue to use at home and in the studio to develop your work further. Bring a sketchbook, images or photographs to work from.

 


“it was lovely being in a studio environment with like minded people and with some one to guide us, who knew what they were doing but magically didn’t get in the way of us doing it for ourselves”.

"fantastic, approachable and knowledgeable guidance." Karen W, Cyanotype Taster, October 2017

"Hands-on and productive, nice to try something new and experiment." Sara T, Cyanotype Taster, October 2017

“I actually loved all of it. So great to have time to experiment stage by stage.” Stephanie Kennedy, Drypoint Taster.

“I enjoyed being guided through the technique yet with the freedom to be creative and experimental. I loved the excitement during the final printing. Endless varieties of tea, coffee and homemade muffins rounded it off perfectly.” Angela Mugglestone, Lino Taster

"The encouragement of experimentation and the varied techniques learnt in such a short space of time were great. The lovely summary at the end where we discussed each other’s work meant I felt the benefit of what the whole class had learnt and got ideas for what I might do next time." Lottie McCarthy, Collograph Taster.

See images from previous courses on our archive page.