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Letterpress course

Letterpress course

If you want to learn letterpress book on to our course on 26 Sept with the fabulous Kim Vousden



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.


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.

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.

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.

Nov 15 - Jan 16Feb 16 - Apr 16May 16 - Jul 16Aug 16 - Oct 16

November 2015

Course:Letterpress 1-Saturday course
Date:28th November, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£95
Cost (Concession):£95
Explore the world of TYPE and create fantastic unique seasonal cards and gift tags and well as small prints guaranteed to impress. This one-day course covers the history of letterpress, practical demos, guides you through hand type setting through to printing on a variety of small presses. Ideal if you want to join us as a studio member and continue with your practice. It's also perfect for home printers.

Your tutor Kim Vousden's passion for letterpress is so inspiring. Enjoy.

Fee includes materials and lunch.


December 2015

Course:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Date:5th December, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£180
Cost (Concession):£250 for 2 people
Perfect for dedicated tailored tuition in screenprinting and learn a whole lot one day! Also ideal as a refresher. Covering all the basics and using your own imagery you'll learn artwork prep/creating positive separations, screen prep and exposure, mixing inks, registration and printing 3 colours at speed. Ideal tuition to enable you to join as an open access member afterwards.

You can book a single place online. If you want to take advantage of the +1 for £250 please call or email the studio.

Fee includes all materials and lunch.

Tutor: Barton Hargreaves

Course:Aquatint Secrets 2-Saturday course
Dates:5th to 12th December, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
Cooking salt and wine, permanent markers and lipstick are excellent media to enrich the practice of traditional Aquatint. If you want to discover how to use them then sign up to this workshop! The course includes applications such as craquelee, oil paint manner, sulphur and salt manner, permanent markers, pastels and lipstick and random ground. 

This course is suitable for experienced printmakers looking to diversify and develop new skills in their etching practice and have a lot of fun.  Fee includes all materials and lunch.

Tutor: Sisetta Zappone

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. 

Sign up now and look forward to unleashing your creativity!!

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