6-Week DAY Course: Print On Press Club (for beginners)

Do you have a passion for printing or do you think you might?


£90.00 per person


1h  –  2h

About this experience

6-Week Day Course: Press On Print Club
Dates: From 8th November to December 13th.
Held weekly on Mondays: 10.30am-12.30pm
Level: Age 16+

Welcome to Canterbury's first print club in the city centre as we introduce you to different aspects of relief and intaglio print processes such as monoprint, drypoint, screenprint and many more. This 6 week course will start with an induction to the main disciplines involved in printmaking, including the safe use and operation of the materials and equipment used in a studio.

Starting with monoprint we will cover traced, reductive and colour, using traditional and non traditional materials. You will be shown techniques both with and without a press so you can develop your skills at home on the kitchen table. This club is suitable for beginners and also for people with basic knowledge of printmaking, who would like to develop their skills in a friendly and relaxed setting in the city centre.

We will help you learn a range of printmaking techniques through practical experience and experimentation in our studio. You will be able to develop your images from personal sources and projects and discover how printmaking can have a transformative effect on your initial sketches, designs or ideas.

We will cover techniques such as lino printing, drypoint, and drypoint etching by taking a step by step approach to methods, and an experimental approach to image making.

* The course fee covers basic materials such as inks, and standard quality paper
* Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided

* Use monotype/drypoint /lino technique to produce an image
* Understand how different ink application and removal techniques produce different effects to develop your own image
* Use a printing press to print your image
* Prepare paper for printing
* Follow safe working practices in a studio

Your Host

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Tutor: Liz Wellstead
Liz is the cofounder of Rock Paper Scissors and is a Canterbury based printmaker who teaches at Canterbury School of Visual Arts. She is also the director of Brit Kids which is part of The Brit school in London. She has exhibited across the UK in her professional practice and she draws inspiration from social narratives and old maps.