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Printmaking for the Advanced

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Subject Area

Art and design


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

Start date





21 Apr 2021
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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This course is designed to enable you to experiment and explore across a range of printmaking techniques with support and advice from our experienced print tutor.

The advanced course covers etching and builds upon your skills and techniques of monoprints, collagraphs and lino printing with the opportunity to experiment and produce work in the process/processes of your choice.

You will build on your skills of print planning, plate making, printing methods, inks, paper, using a print press, using specialist equipment and professional practice in the print room.

What I'll learn

You will have the time to explore and experiment with the materials and methods and find or develop your own style of working. A friendly and supportive setting will allow you to share your ideas and progress with your peers through group discussions and critiques.


How I'll learn

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


Entry Requirements

This course does require some knowledge, although this is a fully guided course and you will be supported by our tutor throughout.

As you will be aware, 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. Please do not wear any dangling jewellery.

Sketchbooks or drawings which can be used as the starting point for ideas and printed works should be brought along if you have them.


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.