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Screenprinting Poster course

Screenprinting Poster course


New course! Learn how to screenprint beautiful A2 posters with Dan Mather.

BRAND NEW COURSE! Aquatint Secrets

BRAND NEW COURSE! Aquatint Secrets


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 course! Suitable for experienced etchers.

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.


Apr 15 - Jun 15Jul 15 - Sep 15Oct 15 - Dec 15Jan 16 - Mar 16

April 2015

Course:Etching 2-Saturday course
Dates:18th to 25th April, 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


 
Course:Poster screenprinting 2-Day course
Dates:18th to 25th April, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£160
Cost (Concession):£160
Screenprinting Posters with Dan Mather
Perfect for graphic designers and illustrators! Realise your own designs as beautifully screenprinted A2 posters. Using a combination of large flat areas of colour, type, fine line and halftone.

Over the 2-day course you'll learn how to process your artwork to produce film seps, process silkscreens, learn registration, experiment with inks including metalics, blends, print skilfully and at speed, learn about paper types/weights and get lots of helpful tips from your super-skilled tutor.

About Dan: a prolific editioner and poster aficionado who's married the process of hand made screenprinting and computer graphic design with enthusiasm, skill and an abundance of style.

Cost £160 including all materials and lunch on both days.


 

May 2015

Course:Aquatint Secrets 2-Saturday course
Dates:2nd to 9th May, 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:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Date:23rd May, 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
 

June 2015

Course:Etching 2-Saturday course
Dates:6th to 13th June, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
2 full days on Saturdays 6 and 13 June 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
 

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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