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 Collagraph Printing
Friday, 17th November 11:30am - 2:30pm and
Saturday, 18th November 10am-4pm £120.00
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.
Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop
Saturday, December 2nd £80.00 10am-4pm
Perfect for beginners or people in need of a refresher course. Attendeeswill learn every aspect of the screen printing process, from preparing yourartwork & creating your screens, to mixing your inks, setting up the screenprinting bed, & pulling your very own prints, before cleaning & reclaimingyour screens. At the end of the workshop you will have your own set of prints, a newlylearnt skill and the option to become a member of Birmingham Printmakers.
Introduction to Lino Print
A new date will be given shortly.
This workshop is aimed at beginners or those who wish to refresh their skills. Participants will explore mark making and safe use of lino cut tools on a small sample of lino, developing an understanding of positive and negative space. We will then work on an A5 lino plate to produce a single colour and possibly a two colour print. Time permitting. You will use hand burnishing to create the print, and also try out our presses, both of which produce excellent results. You will learn about printing inks, rollers and printing papers.