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All our courses are designed to teach you all the skills needed to join as a member afterwards and continue to practice your technique of choice.

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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.


Dec 14 - Feb 15Mar 15 - May 15Jun 15 - Aug 15Sep 15 - Nov 15

January 2015

Course:Relief printing - linocut 1-Day course
Date:17th January, 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:Etching 2-Saturday course
Dates:17th to 24th January, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
2 full days on Saturdays 17 and 24 January 2015. 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:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Dates:24th January, 10 am - 5 pm
 26th January, 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 the +1 for £250 please call or email the studio. Fee includes all materials and lunch.

Tutor: Barton Hargreaves

THE COURSE ON 24 JAN IS FULLY BOOKED
PLACES AVAILABLE ON 26 JAN

 
Course:Intaglio - printing tricks
Dates:31st to 7th February, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£180
Cost (Concession):£165
This BRAND NEW COURSE includes Chine-collé (applying Japanese paper), Hayter technique (experimenting with different ink consistencies) and à la poupée (applying 2 or more colours to the plate at the same time) and monotype (a very painterly approach to intaglio printmaking).

This course is designed for experienced and intermediate etchers looking to experiment with less traditional printing techniques.
Fee includes all materials and lunch.

Tutor: Sisetta Zappone
 

February 2015

Course:Aquatint Secrets 2-Saturday course
Dates:21st to 28th February, 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
 
Course:Etching 2-Saturday course
Dates:28th to 7th March, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
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.
Fee includes materials and lunch!

Tutor: Nick Richards


 

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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