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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. 

Courses and Workshops: Services
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Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop

Saturday      27th April             10am-4pm      £80    

Saturday      25th May              10am-4pm      £80

Saturday        6th July               10am-4pm      £80

Saturday       13th August         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.

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Collagraph Printmaking- with a focus on drypoint and carborundum

Friday       7th June     11:30am-2.30pm

Saturday   8th June     10am-4pm        

and                                                £120

Using a mount board base, you will learn how to use drypoint techniques to create dynamic marks, remove thin surface layers and apply carborundum for deep tonal areas of interest. 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, in monochrome and colour. 

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Mokulito - Wood Lithography with Jodie Wingham

Reduction Lino Print Workshop with Haseebah Ali

Saturday      TBC       10am-1.30pm 

Sunday       TBC        10am-1.30pm       

and                                         £120

Saturday      20th July     10am-4pm      £80.00   

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

Join artist Haseebah Ali for a reduction lino printing workshop based around pattern work. During this day course you will learn how to create a multi colour reduction lino print based around patterns from the Middle East and South Asia. This course is perfect for beginners or creatives of an intermediate level. You will explore techniques such as:

 

-carving

-registration

-mark making 

-colour mixing

-pattern work

 

All materials will be provided on the day of the workshop, and you will leave with your own pack of patterns. 

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Creative Lino for Improvers with Sarah Moss 

Saturday      11th May      10am-4pm      £80.00

Saturday      14th  Sep      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.

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