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.

All classes taught by Rob White, who works as master printer for major London print studio Paupers Press, where he has printed editions for artists including Grayson Perry, Tom Hammick and Damien Hirst.

Find out how to make successful colour etchings, with the opportunity to try out different inking and printing techniques over the three weeks. Each class can be taken separately, but if you do all three you will have the opportunity to work with existing plates and add to them with one or more extra layers, and to really explore the possibilities of colour roll, chine collee, multi plate printing, rainbow rollover and a la poupee methods.

In this Secrets of the Print Studio series of classes you will learn how to ink in colour and how to make professional decisions about wiping and adjusting your printing inks to achieve the best results from them.

Because different plates require different techniques to get the best results, these three classes concentrate on etching. Look out for more courses in the New year which will include working in Collagraph and Drypoint.

Advice will be given an paper preparation, on the best way to dampen paper, and on editioning and drying your prints. A wide range of inks and paper are included in the course fee but you are advised to bring all the inks and papers you normally use as well.


Explore inking separate areas of the plate in different colours (a la poupee), plus colour roll.


Working with multiple plates

Thursday 8 November, 6.30- 9.30pm 2018

Cost: £60

Make an extra plate or ink existing plates to print on top of each other to achieve complex layered prints.


Combining Colour and Chine Collee

Thursday 6 December 2018, 6.30- 9.30pm

Cost: £60

Use all of the techniques plus chine collee to explore complex colour combinations and make exciting prints.


Book all three Secrets of the Print Studio classes together to receive a10% discount.






Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December, 2018, 10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Ian Rawlinson

Cost: £140. 4 places. All materials included.

Explore collograph and drypoint techniques together. Work on a traditional varnished collograph block and a more experimental version exploring surface, texture and imprinting using found materials such as fabrics, textured papers, tape & moulding paste. Print your collographs using both relief and intaglio techniques, reworking the blocks to develop a series of exciting proofs and prints.

Ian Rawlinson is an artist and printmaker who live 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

“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.