Letterpress course

Letterpress course


If you want to learn letterpress book on to our course on 23 Jan with the fabulous Kim Vousden

Courses

Courses


Learn a new skill with a small group (materials and lunch included!) and then you can come and join our studio to keep on going with your new practice.

Come and make lino prints

Come and make lino prints


Enjoy printing with the oldest from of printmaking. See our facilities here.

Looking for a studio to practice etching?

Looking for a studio to practice etching?


Come and join our members and make use of our excellent facilities - 3 presses, lots of bench space and storage with a fantastic north facing light. Take a look at our facilities.

Courses

LEARN HOW - COURSES FOR ADULTS
We provide expert and fun training in screenprinting (on paper and textiles), traditional and photographic etching, relief, photo lithography and letterpress. With options to suit a variety of lifestyles and budgets we've got something for everyone. All our introductory courses provide sufficient tuition to enable you to join as an open access member afterwards.

INTERNATIONAL COURSES
We have tailored short intensive courses for visitors from overseas - to date we've welcomed students from throughout UK and Ireland but also as far apart as Holland, Italy, Nigeria and US. If you are part of a university, college, another print studio or an enthusiastic group of fellow printmakers looking to engage the expertise at our studio, we can provide! We are happy to advise on accommodation and other practicalities. Please drop us an email.

SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
All courses listed here are for 16+ but we also offer workshops for schools and teachers - senior schools students can come and learn about drypoint and monotype and 1 colour screenprinting on a one-day course. We can also deliver workshops at your school for students of a varying age-range. We are keen to develop opportunities for teachers to attend in-set days at the studio as part of CPD to take back to the classroom environment and as part of their own artistic practice.


Feb 16 - Apr 16May 16 - Jul 16Aug 16 - Oct 16Nov 16 - Jan 17

February 2016

Course:NEW!! Screenprint 5-evening course
Dates:23rd to 22nd March, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£180
Cost (Concession):£180
23 FEB - 22 MAR. This course offers the same tuition as our one-day intensive but is delivered over 5 Tuesday evenings. Working in a small group you will learn to print a base colour and add additional layers by direct drawing and transferring digital images using the exposure unit. Get to grips with cleaning, coating screens, mixing colour, registration and printing at speed. As with all our courses we'll give you an intro to how we work as a studio so you can join our members and make good use of our facilities to continue your practice thereafter.

Fee includes all materials.

Tutor: Barton Hargreaves
 
Course:Photo Etching one-day
Date:27th February, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£95
Cost (Concession):£95
A perfect follow-up to our etching one-day course. Learn to produce etchings using a photo process. Working with a variety of metals coated with photo emulsion then exposed to UV light along with your image on clear film. Plates are then etched in a variety of acids then printed on our Rochat presses.

Previous etching experience necessary and basic computer skills useful.

Tutor: Nick Richards

Materials and lunch included.
 

March 2016

Course:Etching 1-Saturday course
Date:12th March, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£95
Cost (Concession):£95
This intensive course offers an introduction to the basic techniques of etching. Beginners are very welcome and also those wanting to refresh their skills in the everyday procedures of an etching studio. The course includes plate preparation, laying hard and soft grounds, laying an aquatint, etching a plate, inking a plate, paper preparation and printing, and you take home a small edition.

You’ll be working from your own artwork/ideas so bring some images (either original drawings, photocopies, photographs) to use as source material. Your print size will be approximately A5.

Course fee includes all materials and lunch

Tutor: Nick Richards
 
Course:Relief printing - linocut 1-Day course
Date:12th March, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£90
Cost (Concession):£80
Come along and explore the art of relief printing – the oldest form of printmaking. Using your own images - drawings, photographs or digital images - learn how to carve into lino blocks with special cutting tools. Plan the reduction process to enable you to print several colours, mix inks, learn how to register and experiment with printing on a variety of different papers.

This is a very direct process and you can produce bold and dramatic results that can be practiced at home as well as in a studio environment. Course fee includes materials and lunch!

Tutor: Julian Davies
 
Course:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Date:19th March, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£180
Cost (Concession):£250 for 2 people
This course is perfect if you would like dedicated tailored tuition in screenprinting - and learn it all in one day! Ideal also if you have past experience and want to refresh your skills. Covering all the basics and using your own imagery (photographs, drawings, jpgs) you will come away from the course confident to work away in screenprint thereafter.

You can book a single place online.
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR +1 FOR £250
PLEASE CALL 020 8316 5522.
Fee includes all materials and lunch.

Tutor: Barton Hargreaves

THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED
 

April 2016

Course:Photo Lithography 1-Saturday course
Date:9th April, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£95
Cost (Concession):£95
Photo litho plates offer a fast and easy way to create quality lithographs with a minimum of processing and chemicals. You will achieve very painterly results with this gorgeous process. Using your own digital and hand drawn images, enjoy experimenting with transparent and opaque colours on the offset press. No lithography experience necessary but basic computer skills helpful.

Tutor: Charmaine Watkiss

Fee includes materials and lunch.
 
Course:Photo Etching one-day
Date:16th April, 10 am - 4 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£95
Cost (Concession):£95
A perfect follow-up to our etching one-day course. Learn to produce etchings using a photo process. Working with a variety of metals coated with photo emulsion the exposed to UV light along with your image on clear film. Plates are then etched in a variety of acids then printed on our Rochat presses.

Previous etching experience necessary and basic computer skills useful.

Tutor: Nick Richards

Materials and lunch included
 
Course:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Date:23rd April, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£180
Cost (Concession):£250 for 2 people
This course is perfect if you would like dedicated tailored tuition in screenprinting - and learn a whole lot one day! Ideal also if you have past experience and want to refresh your skills. Covering all the basics and using your own imagery (photographs, drawings, jpgs) you will come away from the course confident to work away in screenprint thereafter.

You can book a single place online.
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR +1 FOR £250
PLEASE CALL 020 8316 5522.

Fee includes all materials and lunch.

Tutor: Barton Hargreaves

FULLY BOOKED!
 

Still not sure which course is the one for you? Check out our ABOUT | TECHNIQUES for more info. Or give us a call.

Course fees include materials and a complimentary lunch on day courses, and you can purchase vouchers for friends, family, colleagues as fantastic gifts.

Bookings can be made online or you can can pay by card on 0208 316 5522 and we can email a receipt and course outline. Cancellations must be more than 14 days before the date of your course to receive a full refund. 

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