Printmaking Workshop - All Levels
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About this course

Are you interested in learning about printmaking?  Would you like to develop your printmaking skills using a range of fascinating techniques?  Would you like to take your ideas in a new direction or just welcome an opportunity to create multiple images?

If so, this course will meet your needs. You will be introduced to a range of basic printmaking techniques including lino, collagraph, monoprinting, intaglio - drypoint and etching, screenprinting - stencils, woodcuts, etching - aquatint and screenprinting - photostencil; more experienced students may be able to undertake the more advanced processes such as photographic printmaking. This course will teach you how to print onto surfaces such as wood, vinyl, paper, card or other prepared surfaces - it is not a textile printing course.


What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to introduce beginners to basic printmaking techniques for beginners and to develop the techniques of those with previous experience.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability in working with a range of printmaking techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety issues in the workshop
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the correct use of printmaking equipment
  • Display a range of finished work

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Lino
  • Collagraph
  • Monoprinting
  • Intaglio - drypoint and etching
  • Screenprinting - stencils
  • Etching
  • Screenprinting - photostencil
  • Health and Safety issues in the workshop
  • Correct use of equipment
  • Assembling a display of finished work
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.  There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You should wear old clothes for this course as it can get messy!

Specialist materials can be purchased through the tutor at a separate charge, subject to availability.

What could I do next?

You may wish to enrol on the next term to further  develop and use your skills. You may also wish to enrol on another of our creative courses, which include Drawing and Painting, Upholstery, Interior Design, Creative Writing and much more!