Printmaking: The Basic Techniques

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This course is a fantastic and informative introduction to work in a fully-equipped print studio with support and advice from our experienced print tutor.

This is an extremely exciting process, which leads to original ways of putting ideas together finding an identity, style and technique suited to your way of working.

Find out more about the possibilities of working with this traditional craft! Explore a variety of techniques and develop your printmaking knowledge. 

Please note: This course does not run during half term.

What I'll learn

The course will cover a range of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques including many of the following:

  • drypoint
  • monoprint
  • using overlays
  • screenprinting stencils and masks
  • registering prints
  • mixed-media printing
  • overprinting and layering
  • transparenciescolour and black and white
  • using Chine-coll√©
  • using the presses and equipment

You do not need to have previous experience, but if you do, you can build on what you already know.

Some students might enjoy the challenge of inventing a new technique!


How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Formal instruction
  • Discussion
  • Individual tuition
  • Practical demonstration
  • Practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


Entry Requirements

All you need is some level of curiosity about the process and an open mind.

No existing skills needed, all can be taught. 

Please bear in mind we will be getting inky, so wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes for your safety.

If you have ideas for your own design or drawings you’d like to use bring them along!


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.