Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 February 2023, 6.00- 9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £205. Ink and paper included.

White Ground and Spit Bite are great ways to make fluid and painterly marks on an etching plate. Working with the different techniques, and understanding how to incorporate them together with layers of aquatint, you will be able to achieve a wide range of tonal watercolour like effects on your etching plates. You will look at and discuss a range of print examples, learn how to prepare the etching plate and how to make and apply White Ground to create washy, painterly marks. In addition, you learn how to use spit bite to paint tonal marks into specific areas of the plate. The last week will be spent perfecting printing the plates. Rob White has a wealth of professional print experience and you will be amazed by how much difference you can make to your image by using a particular ink or wiping in a different ways to gain the most from the delicate tonal marks.

Paper and ink included. A5 etching plate available to buy.


DATE Change: Sunday 26 February, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £58. Acrylic plate, inks and paper included

Monotype printmaking is a great introduction to printmaking. You will find out about inking a surface in order to make marks and print from it. It is a simple method to try out ideas, to work through drawings and explore image making, mark making and composition. On this 3 hour taster course you will find out how to make trace monotypes using different drawing tools and then how to print the reverse image from the plate - two prints for the price of one! Bring a sketchbook, images or photographs to work from.



Saturday 25 February - 1 April 2023, 12.00-1.00pm

Tutor: Rob White/ Michelle Avison

Cost: £330. All materials included

Ever wondered about printmaking and would like to find out more about it? This 6 week course is a perfect introduction to different techniques, and will give you a good idea of some of the main ways of making a print. These will include monotype, etching and relief print. You will then have a better idea of what is possible and what you might like to do next.

Ideal for printmakers looking to expand their repertoire and learn more about how hard hard ground can be used in different ways, but equally a fun starting point for beginners to learn etching.




Tuesday 7, 4, 21, 28 March 2023, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutors: Michelle Avison & Rob White

Cost: £205. Ink and paper included

Part of our series of evening classes focussing on specialist etching techniques. Michelle Avison will show some of her own work plus other examples of techniques that can be used to create interesting texture and pattern in etching. Techniques will include coarse aquatint, spray paint, salt and sugar in hard ground and marbling.


Tuesday 16 May- 4 July 2023, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £435. Includes all materials.

On this course you will make a large woodcut and learn how to print it by hand. This will involve cutting and printing in more than one colour, using reduction methods and using the jigsaw technique- cutting the block into different pieces to print in different colours. You will learn how to ink large areas successfully and how to handle the paper to achieve excellent registration. You will look at work by Edvard Munch, Christine Baumgarten, Andrea Buttner, Christopher Le Brun and Tom Hammick. Rob has worked extensively with artist Tom Hammick on his ambitious and complex colour woodcuts and is an experienced printer of large colour woodcuts. You will find this course to be packed full of info and trade secrets for achieving ambitious and exciting images.



Monday or Tuesday 10.00-4.00pm. Dates by arrangement.

Tutor: SooMin Leong

Cost: £600. All materials included.

Stone Lithography is an absolutely magical process- and also a difficult one! We have devised the perfect 2 day introductory course- allowing you to work one-to-one with skilled and experienced lithographer SooMin Leong to learn everything you need to know to equip you to get printing on your own

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Monday or Tuesday 10.00-4.00pm. Dates by arrangement.

Tutor: SooMin Leong

Cost: £1450. All materials included.

Work one-to-one with skilled and experienced lithographer SooMin Leong. Our 5 Day Stone Lithography One-to-One is designed to build skills and confidence in everything you need to know to make a three colour stone litho print. You will finish the week with a small edition of prints and be qualified to join as a studio member to continue your lithography journey.

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The next HAUSPRINT Etching Year starts on Monday 8 May 2023, 6.00- 9.00pm (40 weeks)

Cost: £2350 if paid in instalments/ £2200 discount paid in full/ £460 deposit to secure place

Tutors: Rob White, Michelle Avison, guest artists

The HAUSPRINT Etching Year is a unique opportunity to build your printmaking skills over the course of a year- it is designed to provide stable building blocks for your printmaking future whatever your starting point. You will be guided through a programme delivered in three parts. The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have some experience and wish to further explore their printmaking practice. Drawing will underpin the course and we will encourage you to make drawings in all sorts of ways in order to build your confidence and explore and expand your ideas for making prints.

Please contact

Michelle Avison
t: 07946 854207
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To pay deposit

Part 1, Techniques and Inspiration

will lay the foundation of your understanding of etching techniques as well as guiding you to find new ways to consider and create source material for your prints. Underpinned with drawing challenges designed to develop your drawing skills as a jumping off point to explore your creative inspiration, we will build your confidence in looking, remembering, recording, imagining, and interpreting.

In Part 2, Develop and Expand

you will explore more advanced etching techniques and hone your printmaking skills, learning about paper, inks, exploring inking techniques for different results, and understanding how to print (edition) consistently in order to make your prints express your intentions.

In Part 3 you will develop a Personal Project

in a series of etchings, bringing together everything you have learnt. In this part of the course there will be opportunities to try out techniques that will compliment your etching, including chine colle, relief and monotype techniques.

Weekly classes are delivered in three blocks May- July, September - December and January- March and will include:

Demonstration of techniques and many opportunities to recap and ask questions

Drawing exercises built into the course

Group discussion


One-to-one critiques and tutorials, particularly important in supporting your personal project

Self- directed time in class

Specific historical and contemporary artist’s prints as reference to understanding use of technique and visual language

Guest artists will talk about their work, show examples and set briefs within the course programme

Good resources and print examples

A research/ drawing project will be set in the August and December holidays- meant to be fun and useful- not to stress you out!

Professional Practice guidance in preparation for exhibiting work


In the final part of the course you will prepare your work for exhibition at SLAUGHTERHAUS to celebrate your Etching Year, including all aspects of editioning, selection, photographing, framing, pricing and exhibiting your work, etc.

Exhibition (and PV party!) at the end of April 2023, date TBC, Thursday 27 or Friday 28 April 2023


Class size will be limited, ensuring that you will get a lot of one-to-one help and support.

The course is designed to build your confidence and skills both as an artist and a printmaker- we think that this combination is key to getting the most out of your printmaking. You will work together with your class and build a strong creative rapport with tutors and each other and the wider Slaughterhaus community of printmakers.

In addition to working with our expert tutors, we have embedded opportunities to learn from our exhibition programme into the course timetable. Accompanying each exhibition there will be a talk and class run by the exhibiting artist. These sessions will give you insight into the ways in which they use printmaking in their practice and suggest new methods to try yourself.

Three external visits give unique access to print studios and print collections, and supplement the studio classes, inspiring and broadening your knowledge of artists and printmaking technique.

You will be invited to take part in special classes run by our artist members.

10 x Studio Sessions (60 hours total) to use across the year, allowing more time to expand and explore outside the taught sessions.

At the end of the course we offer the next years’ SLAUGHTERHAUS Annual Membership Fee for free (May 2023- March 2024).

The Tutors

Rob White is an experienced printer, he has worked at Thumbprint Editions and is currently working at Pauper’s press where he works with artists such as Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Peter Blake, Andrzej Jackowski, Stephen Chambers plus many others. Rob is an experienced artist and educator- he also teaches regular classes at Morley College, London. In his work, Rob explores mood through horizons and colour fields.

Michelle Avison set up SLAUGHTERHAUS Print Studio in 2010. An extremely experienced artist educator, Michelle also runs the Printmaking and Bookbinding Department at Morley College. Michelle attended the SLADE School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art in the 1990’s and her work explores landscape through printmaking, drawing and painting, often blurring the boundaries between them. She has prints in collections in the UK, including Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

Recording of this class is now available for £5. A link and materials list will be sent on receipt of payment.

Tutor: Eleanor Watson

In this session Ellie will describe and show a range of different materials and tools that can be used for making monotypes at home, with an opportunity to ask questions. It is recommended that you book this class before any of our other monotype courses so that you have the tools and materials necessary to get the most out of subsequent courses.