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.
Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop
Saturday 17th February 10am-4pm £80
Saturday 2nd March 10am-4pm £80
Saturday 27th April 10am-4pm £80
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 screenprinting bed, & pulling your very own prints, before cleaning & reclaiming your screens. 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.
Introduction to Dry Point Intaglio Printmaking
Saturday 3rd February 10am-4pm £80
Explore this versatile technique and develop your creativity by making dry point prints using line and mark making. You will work on two different surfaces and using a dry point needle make grooves on the plate which will hold the ink and which will then be printed. With more experimentation you will create tonal values and add colour which will result in you taking home at least two different varied print editions. This workshop is suitable for beginners and returners to the technique. All materials including ink and paper will be supplied to create two different designs.
Mokulito - Wood Lithography with Jodie Wingham
Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking
Saturday 30th March 10am-1.30pm
Sunday 31st March 10am-1.30pm
Friday 15th March 11:30am-2.30pm
Saturday 16th March 10am-4pm
Mokulito or what is commonly known as wood lithography is a relatively new printmaking process originating in the 1970’s in Japan. The process uses traditional lithographic drawing materials to draw, mark make and paint designs onto plywood plates, using gum Arabic to process the images the block is then inked up using oil based ink and printed using an etching press. The end print will include the presence of the wood grain patterns you can see in that piece of wood becoming a prominent feature of the prints, used to suit particular subject matter.
You will be guided through the whole process with an emphasis on experimentation, where different materials and techniques will be practically explored. You will leave the weekend with a basic knowledge of Mokulito and the confidence to progress with this wonderful printing technique on your own.
This is a hand drawing/painting based class.
This course is for beginners, no previous experience in printmaking is needed
Using a mount board base, you will learn how to use drypoint techniques to create dynamic marks, apply textures and mediums, and remove thin layers. All of these methods create areas of varied tone - areas of light and shade. Collagraph printing lends itself to landscape images, patterns or abstract design and you will learn intaglio aswell as relief printing techniques.
Lino Print Workshop For Beginners with Sarah Moss
Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm £80.00
You will be introduced to safe practice in cutting a line 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.
Creative Lino for Improvers with Sarah Moss
Saturday 11th May 10am-4pm £80.00
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.