Introduction to Printmaking - 6 week evening course - Starts 05 November 2018

05.11.2018 to 10.12.2018


Monday evenings: 18:00 - 20:30

05 November - 10 December 2018

£120 per person


Course Description

Explore a variety of different traditional printmaking techniques in our professional print studio. The course will introduce you to the tools, materials and equipment to get started in printmaking. You will be guided step by step through the processes in a friendly studio environment.


You’ll learn:

  • Monoprinting – using stencils, shapes, pattern and simple drawing techniques you’ll produce a series of different A4 prints using our large etching press.
  • Collograph – using tape of different texture and shapes you’ll build your own collograph plate to produce an edition of 10 A4 prints.
  • Lino Printing – using a soft cut lino, you’ll carve your own block to produce an edition of at 10 A4 prints using our Albion press.
  • Screen Printing – using paper stencils and the photographic emulsion method you’ll produce an edition of 10 screen prints onto A3 paper.


There will also be an opportunity to explore the techniques you most enjoy and you’ll learn about printmaking terminology and relevant contextual artists. The emphasis is on exploration of the different processes to start your printing journey.


Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for adults who are complete beginners or those who wish to refresh their previous skills. All the processes lend themselves well to simple shapes and patterns so do not worry if you don’t feel confident with drawing.


Do I need to bring anything?

All tools, equipment and materials will be provided including inks, cartridge paper, lino, screens, monoprinting plastic and collograph materials. Feel free to bring along sketchbooks, images or books for inspiration if you have them.

If you have any questions about the course or particular requirements then don’t hesitate to contact us by email or by calling 01924 312 000.


Your Tutor

Rachel aka Bobshaped is a printmaker based in West Yorkshire. She studied engineering before achieving a degree in metalwork and jewellery. After using tools for many years ‘drawing’ with lino cutters was a natural progression into print. This lead to an interest in other types of print, she is currently enjoying screen printing and letterpress. She has taught various print techniques to both adults and children through different organisations including Wakefield art club and Wakefield Cathedral.

Pattern, repeats, layers, colours, nature, technology, craft, packaging, architecture and process are some of the things that inform her work. Sometimes there is a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. You can contact her at  see examples of her work at  and follow her on twitter or Instagram as @bobshaped

Terms & Conditions
Workshop and course bookings may be cancelled up to 10 working days before the scheduled start date. Our commercial workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than ten working days before the workshop date. 
In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.
Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.