Memory of a Landscape with Sarah Heuser

Saturday 11, 18, 25 June, 2 & 9 July 2022, 10am-1pm

Online via Zoom

Cost: £150

You will explore new ways of creating a composition by developing your image through different processes: drawing, monotype printing, and collage. Then you will translate these into a relief reduction print to experiment with colour combinations while printing a variable edition that explores colour as a starting point. Find inspiration in landscapes – remembered and revisited, and spend a few hours a week lost in making.

Led by artist Sarah Gursoy-Heuser, whose work explores fragmented landscape. Sarah will bring her enthusiasm and energy for the subject to this course, referring to both historical and contemporary artistic interpretations of memory and space. Plenty of material to get started with this fun and welcoming printmaking course.

Saturday 11 June, 1.30-4.30pm

Tutor: Chris Christodoulou

Cost: £45. Acrylic printing plates, paper and inks included.


A fast, fun introduction to drypoint with tutor Chris Christodoulou. Working outside in the yard (weather permitting!) you will draw directly onto plastic drypoint plates. Chris will show you how to achieve a range rich blacks and tones using drypoint techniques. You will explore markmaking with cross hatching and building marks and tone with a range of tools. You will learn how to ink and print the plate to achieve the dark and smudgy lines characteristic of drypoint, and which Chris uses to such good effect in his own work.


Monday 22, Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 August, Friday 26 August 2022,10.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £430. Includes all materials.

Location: In the studio

On this five day 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.



Our next Etching Year starts on Tuesday 9 May 2023, 6.00- 9.00pm (40 weeks)

Cost: TBC

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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for a full course description or see SLAUGHTERHAUS Etching Year for more information

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.