Please see below for a list of upcoming printmaking workshops.

I also offer bespoke 1-1 tuition sessions in specific print techniques, or to help develop ideas and artistic practice through printmaking.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about a course or to organise a bespoke session.


Weekend course at West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Sat 28-Sun 29 March 2020

Join me for a fun, hands-on weekend exploring the creative possibilities of this unique printmaking process where the grain of the wood will often show up in the background of prints, giving a unique characteristic.


Day workshop at The Art House, Wakefield
Sat 4 April 2020

Explore the art of mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese woodblock printing technique on this one day workshop. This relief printing process uses water-based inks and is a great, non-toxic method of printmaking.


Weekend course at West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Sat 9-Sun 10 May 2020

This course is all about learning the basics of etching. You will learn how to use hard ground, soft ground and aquatint techniques to enable you to create a wide variety of marks and effects. 


5 day Summer School at Leicester Print Workshop
Tues 21 - Sat 25 July 2020

Join me for 5 days of hands-on printmaking! The beauty of these summer schools is that you can really immerse yourself in learning (or revisiting) a new technique, and have fun developing your skills and ideas through print, whether you have an existing art practice or are a total beginner.

The course will cover all the basics of etching, (an intaglio printing process), with a focus on creating images using hard ground to create line, and aquatint to create tone. We will be using copper sulphate solution, (a less toxic alternative to nitric acid), to etch zinc and steel plates, with traditional etching grounds and varnishes which require solvents for removal, (although we keep these to a minimum wherever possible). You will also be shown advanced plate-making techniques such as sugarlift and spit-bite, colour inking and printing techniques, with advice on paper preparation and registration.

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