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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.


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

September 2014

Course:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Dates:6th September, 10 am - 5 pm
 29th September, 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.

THESE COURSES ARE FULLY BOOKED - MORE IN OCT AND NOV
 
Course:Aquatint Secrets 2-Saturday course
Dates:13th to 20th September, 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:Relief printing - linocut 1-Saturday course
Date:19th September, 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:Indian wood block printing on silk
Date:20th September, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):110.00
Cost (Concession):110.00
Tutor Hartash Dale spent 6 months in Delhi learning and practising this gorgeous and ancient printing technique - which continues in many regions of India today. Come and soak up the history, culture and sheer skill as she takes you through an intensive day of traditional block printing.

You'll be working with a fantastic selection of carved blocks with geometric and floral shapes, Paisley pears, corners and Indian animal images in a variety of sizes. Learn to produce a repeat pattern and experiment with colours that you LOVE on Habotai 8 and Pongee 5 silk. (45x180cm and 55x55cm hand rolled scarves and calico for (testing first) provided).

Perfect for newbies and if you have practiced in the past and are looking to brush up your skills.
Fun and rewarding results a surety!
 
Course:Etching 2-Saturday course
Dates:27th to 4th October, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
2 full days on Saturdays 27 September and 4 October. 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:Textile screenprinting weekend
Dates:27th to 28th September, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£180
Cost (Concession):£165
This weekend course provides an introduction to screen-printing on textiles; printing your own designs on a range of fabrics of your choice using simple paper cut stencils through to photographic imaged stencils to produce a basic repeat.

You will have to bring specialist fabrics (cotton, silk, wool or synthetics) needed for your work – we can advise you beforehand. This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have previous screen-printing knowledge and want to brush up on their skills.

​Materials and lunch included in this course fee.

Tutor: Brian Whitewick
 

October 2014

Course:Etching 4-Thursday evening course
Dates:9th to 30th October, 6 - 9 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
Learn the basic techniques of etching from a master etcher. This course delivers the same tution as the 2-Saturday course but is spread over 4 evenings. Ideal for people unable to attend on a weekend. 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 using your own drawings, photographs, copies to work from and your print size will be approximately A5.
Fee includes all materials.

Tutor: Nick Richards
 
Course:Intaglio - printing tricks
Dates:11th to 18th October, 10 am - 5 pm
Location:Thames Barrier Print Studio
Cost (Standard):£175
Cost (Concession):£160
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
 
Course:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Date:25th October, 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.

 

November 2014

Course:Screenprint One-Day intensive
Date:8th November, 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.
 

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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