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 7, 14, 21 & 28 May, 6.00-9.00pm

 

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

 

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

 


Saturday 27 & 28 April, 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Matt Young

Cost: £170. 4 places. All materials included.

Join studio artist Matt Young for a two 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 draw on half a stone each, working in pairs on the 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.


On the course you will make a shared test drawing on a stone that you will print together as an introduction to the process. You will then be able to work on another stone to develop your own drawing

Feedback from our last litho course in October:

'A big ‘thank you’ for such an interesting and productive weekend. Learnt such a lot and enjoyed myself at the same time! Really appreciated the group being small as better able to really learn and understand the process.'

'I just wanted to say thank you for a super course last weekend. It was a great experience.'

 

 

Test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018

Print from test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018

Sunday 5 May 2019, 11.00- 4.00pm

Cost: £75.

Tutor: Michelle Avison

The second in our series of one day Sunday classes focussing on etching. Sugar lift is a painterly way of making marks on an etching plate, which can then be etched deeply and/ or made darker through the use of aquatint.

On this one day course you will look at and discuss a range of print examples, then learn how to prepare, draw, etch and print the sugar lift looking at different sugar lift mixtures to get a range of marks. You will apply an aquatint to achieve a range of tonal marks. You will have time to add subsequent layers, or to explore colour printing.

This day course can be taken on it's own, but if you have done the previous Etching class on 7 April, this course offers the opportunity to build on your previous experience and add to your existing plates, to add further work or start new plates., you can continue to develop your work in etching to achieve a more complex image. 1 x A5 etching plate, ink and paper included.


Sunday 12 & 19 May 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Ian Rawlinson

Cost: £150. All materials included.

On this course you will explore collagraph and drypoint techniques, using cardboard surfaces. Collagraph is a collaged printing plate with huge possibilities of mark making- it is an inexpensive technique that allows you to recycle and re-use materials and create a really wide range of different effects. You will work on a traditional varnished collagraph block, cutting, sticking and adding textured materials to the surface, and a more experimental unvarnished version. You will explore surface, texture and imprinting using found materials such as fabrics, textured papers, tape & moulding paste. You will indent and scratch into the surfaces to make drypoint marks. You will then be able to print your collagraphs using both relief and intaglio techniques, reworking the blocks and layering colour to develop a series of exciting prints.


Day One

On the first day you will make a collagraph using textured materials that you will then varnish to be printed on the 2nd day. You will also make experimental cardboard collagraphs which you can print straight away.

Day Two

You will be print your varnished block using both intaglio and relief methods, be able to add to your plates and get a range of different prints over the course of the day. You will be able to print in different colours and will have a number of different proofs and different prints to take home by the end of the second day.

Basic materials, card, and a selection of textured materials are included, but you should collect and bring with you any materials that you would particularly like to use. It is important to try and keep the surface of the collagraph plate fairly flat, so these materials might include textured papers, lace, fabric, papers, cardboard, packaging materials, small flat items, tapes, fabric tapes, ribbon. If you are not sure- bring it anyway, and find out if it can be used!

Ian Rawlinson is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in London. He is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and the Royal Collage of Art and has taught at art colleges and workshops throughout the UK. He is currently a tutor in printmaking at Morley College in London. Rawlinson's work explores places of transition and aspects of internal and external change. His most recent projects draw upon ideas of place and memory and he is currently producing a series of exhibitions and short films inspired by places connected to his past. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally and is held in public and private collections.

www.ianrawlinson.com

Sunday 2 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.

 


Sunday 9 & 16 June 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Chris Christodoulou

Cost: £190. 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.

 


Saturday 29 & 30 June, 2019, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Matt Young

Cost: £170. 4 places. All materials included.

Join studio artist Matt Young for a two 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 draw on half a stone each, working in pairs on the 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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On the course you will make a shared test drawing on a stone that you will print together as an introduction to the process. You will then be able to work on another stone to develop your own drawing

 

Test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018

Print from test stone, Stone Lithography Taster, July 2018


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.

 


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.

  • Book two courses at the same time to qualify for a 10% discount

  • Bring a friend and each person qualifies for a 10% discount

  • Members qualify for a 10% discount on all courses

    * only one discount type per booking

  • See images from previous courses on our archive page.