Courses

We are excited to announce Hausprint our new on-line courses. As a response to the current coronavirus pandemic we want to bring Slaughterhaus Print Studios to you at home and have put together new on-line courses, suitable for beginners through to experienced printmakers. These classes are aimed to inspire and help you to get started printing at home, to give you ideas for projects and ways of working with minimal equipment.

Learning in Lockdown are specific, technical 'know how' classes, with helpful professional advice on how to get the best results from your printmaking. In addition, we are launching our Printmakers Question Time, an hour long coffee time session that you are invited to bring your print related questions to, and that our resident 'panel of experts' Michelle Avison and Rob White will try and answer!

All classes will be delivered online via Zoom by our experienced artist teachers. You will need to be able to download the app and follow a link sent to you by email to join the course.

We are currently programming classes for September onwards to take place in the studio with social distancing or with a mixture of on-line and in-studio delivery.

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Thursday 28 May, 2.00pm. The 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.

 


In the Studio


Saturday 17 October, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

£54. Includes materials. THIS CLASS IS FULL. NEXT CLASS SATURDAY 6 MARCH 2021

Work with artist Michelle Avison on this three hour taster course exploring Woodcut. A great introduction to the technique, and a fabulous way to explore your creativity, the taster will cover ways of cutting the wood, staying safe with the tools, and take you through inking and printing. You will use plywood and work with the grain and knots in the wood to make expressive, immediate images. Bring personal images, photographs, drawings or other material to start your print from, and explore your personal stories, memories or ideas through the medium of printmaking. You will print in black ink on white paper, and explore both hand printing and use our wonderful Albion relief press.


Thursday 22 & 29 October, 5 & 12 November 2020, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £240, includes acrylic sheet 30 x 40cm, inks and proofing paper.

Using carborundum grit and acrylic mediums, you will make two collagraph plates that can be printed together to create a multi layered and colourful print. Designed to run alongside our studio exhibition of collagraph prints by James Anderson, you will have the opportunity to study the prints in the exhibition as well as looking at examples by artists Gillian Ayres and Howard Hodgkin, Michelle Avison and Rob White. This painterly medium uses easily sourced materials, and is a great introduction to non-toxic printmaking as you will make the plates solely using acrylic painting mediums. There will be lots of discussion about markmaking, with the opportunity to try different ways of applying the materials, and expert help on planning colour and inking combinations.

 

 


Saturday 24 October 2020, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: SooMin Leong

£54. Includes lino, paper and ink.

Work with artist SooMin Leong on this three hour printmaking taster course exploring lino printing. A great introduction to the technique, and a fabulous way to explore your creativity, this printmaking class will teach how to cut the lino, stay safe with the tools, and take you through inking and printing. There will be a still life to draw from, but you are of course welcome to bring personal images, photographs, drawings or other ideas to start your print from. You will explore different ways of cutting to describe pattern and tone and print in black ink on white paper, plus there will be an opportunity to try out different background colours.


Saturday 7 November 2020, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Chris Christodoulou.

Cost: £75. Bring a cereal packet of your choice! All other materials included.

On this course you will find out how to use simple materials to make great prints from a cardboard cereal packet, cutting, sticking and drawing into the surface to create textures, lines and effects which can then be printed right away. You will be able to rework the surface of the card plate using tape and other techniques to develop your image and create instant results. You will print your 'collagraphs' using both relief and intaglio techniques.

 

 


Thursday 19 & 26 November 2020, 6.00- 9.00pm

Cost: £96. 1 x A5 etching plate, ink and paper included

Tutor: Rob White

Location: at SLAUGHTERHAUS

White Ground is great way to make painterly marks on an etching plate- working with layers of aquatint and white ground you will learn how to achieve interesting tonal watercolour like effects which can be used on their own or with other etching techniques.

Over two evenings you will look at and discuss a range of print examples, learn how to prepare the etching plate and use White Ground to create washy, painterly marks and how to print in different ways to gain the most from the delicate tonal marks.


Sunday 6 February 2021, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison.

Cost: £75. Materials included.

On this course you will find out how to use simple materials to make great prints from cardboard, working with a laminated card plate, cutting, sticking and drawing into the surface to create textures, lines and effects which can then be printed right away. You will be able to rework the surface of the card plate using tape and other techniques to develop your image and create instant results. You will print your collagraphs using both relief and intaglio techniques, layering colour to develop a series of exciting prints.

 

 


Saturday 6 March, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

£75. Includes materials.

Work with artist Michelle Avison on this three hour taster course exploring Woodcut. A great introduction to the technique, and a fabulous way to explore your creativity, the taster will cover ways of cutting the wood, staying safe with the tools, and take you through inking and printing. You will use plywood and work with the grain and knots in the wood to make expressive, immediate images. Bring personal images, photographs, drawings or other material to start your print from, and explore your personal stories, memories or ideas through the medium of printmaking. You will print in black ink on white paper, and explore both hand printing and use our wonderful Albion relief press.


Saturday 3 April 2021, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: SooMin Leong

£75. Includes lino, paper and ink.

Work with artist SooMin Leong on this three hour printmaking taster course exploring lino printing. A great introduction to the technique, and a fabulous way to explore your creativity, this printmaking class will teach how to cut the lino, stay safe with the tools, and take you through inking and printing. There will be a still life to draw from, but you are of course welcome to bring personal images, photographs, drawings or other ideas to start your print from. You will explore different ways of cutting to describe pattern and tone and print in black ink on white paper, plus an opportunity to try out different background colours.