Printmaking Courses and Workshops
Our Birmingham Printmaking Studio members offer a range of online and in studio printmaking and art classes. If you're looking to become a member we expect you to have attended at least one workshop at the studio so that you're familiar with our set up. Our studio workshops are popular with both beginners and experienced printmakers. We encourage you to explore your artistic bounds and have fun too.
One Day Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop
Saturday, January 28th £80.00 10am-4pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 11th £80.00 10am-4pm SOLD OUT
Perfect for beginners or people in need of a refresher course. Attendees
will learn every aspect of the screen printing process, from preparing your
artwork & creating your screens, to mixing your inks, setting up the screen
printing bed, & pulling your very own prints, before cleaning & reclaiming
At the end of the workshop you will have your own set of prints, a newly
learnt skill and the option to become a member of Birmingham Printmakers.
Lino Print Workshop for Beginners
Saturday, February 11th £80.00 10am-4pm
You will be introduced to safe practice in cutting a lino block based on simple forms or pattern. The day will include explanation and use of a range of inks, papers and printing
methods. You will also be shown how to introduce additional colour to your print using
the reduction cut method. All materials will be provided, but bring an apron and packed lunch.
Introduction to Screen Printing on Paper
Saturday, Feb 25th £80.00 10am-4pm
Saturday, April 29th £80.00 10am-4pm SOLD OUT
Spend a day learning this colourful technique and create your own original silk screen prints on paper. This is a hands on practical workshop and you will be learning to screen print your own artwork. You will learn how to make a photo-stencil by coating a silk screen with light sensitive photo-emulsion. Next you will expose your own A4 black and
white image, illustration or design onto the silk screen using a UV exposure unit before washing out the image to create a photo-stencil. You will also use a vacuum screen bed and learn how to register two different layers of colour. By the end of the workshop you will have hand pulled a small edition of about ten screen prints on paper using a silk screen, squeegee and colourful water based inks.
Please note we will be working with existing images so you will need to have an A4 size black and white image, illustration or design which is suitable for screen printing. All other equipment and materials will be provided including cartridge paper and a range of different coloured screen printing inks for paper. This workshop does not cover screen
printing on fabric.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and people wanting to refresh their skills.
For more information and to book a place, please e-mail Karoline using the button below.
Please remember to state which workshop and which date you are e-mailing about.
Creative Lino Print for Improvers
Saturday, April 15th £80.00 10am-4pm
You will have the opportunity to create a lino block based on natural forms using a range of cutting and mark making techniques. You will be shown creative ways of introducing colour to your print using chine colle and monoprint methods. All materials will be provided, but bring an apron and packed lunch.