The course runs on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm. [Alternatively there is an evening course on Monday evenings 6.00pm - 9.00pm.] On top of the 3 hours taught sessions each week there are 4 hours a week as part of our open access to carry on work.
Run over a year with 30 weeks of teaching The Complete Printmaker gives students a full and comprehensive grounding in printmaking, from monoprint, drypoint, collagraphs through to relief printing, etching, photo-screenprint, waterless lithography and much more besides.
It's all very hands-on, with each session starting with a practical demonstration followed by the whole group having a go at the process. Each week is different. Across the whole course you build up a confidence and understanding of the possibilities of printmaking and how you can bring it into your own work.
No experience is necessary. We welcome all, and expect to guide everyone through each technique.
The course includes membership which runs up to 31st January 2025!
All materials are provided, plus outside of the course you can purchase more materials. We are a not-for-profit independent arts organisation and we keep materials as affordable as we can.
There are also Technicians and volunteers around every day to help show you where things are and answer questions outside of taught hours.
We are currently prioritising all those on our expression of interest for the year-long courses, and will follow with an open call for the remaining places. The 'Complete' year-long courses are always popular and book up well in advance. We are happy to take new enquiries and more bookings very soon!
If you are on our expression of interest list we will be in touch... but phone to book as soon as you can.
Jeni has been teaching printmaking for over 12 years and took over running The Complete Printmaker 1st year course in 2017. Jeni brings her drawing skills and love of markmaking to the course. As well as monoprinting, drypoint, collagraph, painterly screenprint, relief printing and etching, Jeni also is a specialist in waterless lithography and gum arabic transfer printing.