Courses

Looking to join one of our courses? Our OnLine Saturday Print Club is the perfect place to start if you want to learn simple printmaking techniques that you can do at home, with lots of creative ideas and input. Our online classes will be delivered via Zoom. You will need to be able to download the app and follow a link sent to you by email to join the course.

We were hoping to be able to offer classes in the studio again from February 2021 but with the new Tier 5 restrictions classes might not run - please keep an eye on the website to keep up to date on classes. We are Covid-safe, the classes will have very small numbers of students, with distancing measures in place. We can guarantee that you will get lots of expert help and advice- the small numbers in the class mean that you will really achieve a lot.

Hausprint

Get creative, boost your mood and find wellbeing through discovering new ways of making. Our Saturday Print Club is a safe, friendly, arty Saturday morning class where you will be encouraged to use printmaking techniques to take you on your own visual journey and explore your creativity.

Each 5 weeks different artists (let's face it, we need the work!) will lead, demonstrating new techniques and ways of generating ideas. There will be plenty of time to practice and develop, and lots of support and encouragement.

The Saturday Print Club is designed to give inspiration and skills to everyone, whether you have never picked up an inky roller, are a printmaker without access to their normal workshop, or an artist who just needs some new exercises to kick start a creative New Year.

Make yourself a cup of tea and get making - what a perfect way to start your weekend!

All classes delivered via Zoom. We will send a materials list as soon as you sign up- you may need to buy some items

Wet Weekends: Finding Creative Inspiration at Home with Eleanor Watson

On this 5 week course you will explore ways of making art from your home and the things in it. You will work in a sketchbook to develop some material to work from - guided to find different ways of drawing and materials to explore. You will use the drawings to develop into prints using different monoprinting techniques. Each week you will be introduced to a different way of working, and over the 5 weeks will build a personal vocabulary of markmaking and ideas to practice and use again.

Find inspiration where you are, make our current confinement a creative opportunity and spend a few hours a week lost in making.

Led by resident artist Eleanor Watson whose work explores interiors in various mediums. She will be bringing her enthusiasm and energy for the subject as well as referring to both historical and contemporary artistic interpretations of home. Plenty of material to get started with this fun and welcoming printmaking course.

Saturday 6 February- 6 March 2021, 10am-1pm

5 weeks (15 hours)

Cost: £150

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


Sunday 7 February 2021, 2.00-4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £35

Location: On-line via zoom

You will be sent a materials list on enrolling. Please enrol in enough time to order materials on-line before the start of the course.

Working with your monotype materials, switch off your brain and practice drawing without thinking in a series of drawing exercises led by artist Michelle Avison.

 


Thursday 4 & 11 March 2021, 6.00- 9.00pm. We will be reviewing whether this class can run due to Covid at the end of February.

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, then how to print in different ways to gain the most from the delicate tonal marks.


Thursday 18 & 25 March, 1 & 8 April 2021, 6.00-9.00pm

Tutor: Rob White

Cost: £280, 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 April 2021, 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.

 

 


Sunday 7 March 2021, 11.00-4.00pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison

Cost: £90. Acrylic plate, inks and paper included.

Location: In the Studio

Monotype is a great way to develop ideas- it is a quick and immediate way of exploring, tone, composition and design. Bring dried plants to work with and explore how to use the monotype process to make prints incorporating the plants with paper stencils. You will learn how to roll the plate with ink and use the inked surface to make monoprints from, using the paper stencils and plants to create negative and positive shapes and delicate tonal effects by re-using and re-printing the stencils.

 


Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April 2021, 11.00- 4.00pm

Tutor: Sarah Gursoy-Heuser

Cost: £180. Includes A5 lino and paper.

Location: at SLAUGHTERHAUS

Etched lino is a great way to introduce texture to your lino prints. It can look painterly and gestural. Join this one day course to learn how to use different resists to create excitingly varied lino surfaces, experiment and try out various ideas. On this one course you will work on one piece of etched lino and one cut lino which will be printed together to make a two colour lino print.

Bring a drawing, photograph or painting to work from. Learn how to use tools and understand how to etch the lino safely. You will have time to print the two blocks individually and combined in one colour each. Come back to one of our workshop classes to make more prints

Tools available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them.

 


Saturday 6 March 2021, 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.


Saturday 1 May 2021, 1.30- 4.30pm

Tutor: Michelle Avison.

Cost: £90. 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.