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Experimental Printmaking Techniques

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Art and design


Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Church Rd,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ

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10 weeks
10 weeks

- Fees subject to change
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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Students of all abilities are welcome to come and experiment with printmaking techniques!

This course is designed to enable students of all abilities to experiment and be informed on a range of printmaking techniques with support and advice from our experienced print tutor.

Find out more about the creative possibilities of working with printmaking methods of intaglio, relief and monotype printing.

The course will enable you to explore traditional and non-traditional printmaking methods and techniques including some of the following: stencils and masks, mixed media printing, overprinting and layering, using colour, black and white, and transparent inks. 

What I'll learn

You will learn about applying techniques, planning prints, plate making, printing methods, using and mixing inks, professional practice with an etching press, and specialist equipment.

You will have the time to explore the materials and methods to find ways of incorporating them into your own personal work. 

You will gain an understanding of the processes used by printmakers in the production of their work and the knowledge and confidence to plan and develop your own printmaking projects. By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of how to apply different techniques, some of which may be practiced at home. 



How I'll learn

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • formal instruction
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience


Entry Requirements

Students might like to bring sketchbooks, ideas or inspiration which can be used as the starting point for ideas and project pieces. 

Printmaking is messy and although aprons and protective gloves are provided it is sensible to wear old clothes as the ink will stain clothing permanently once dry.

High heels and open-toed sandals are not allowed, please wear something low that covers and protects the whole foot. This is a safety requirement.

Basic materials are supplied but there will be a material charge to cover the cost of paper or students can bring their own printing paper. 


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.