Courses and Workshops

Tutor Steph Renshaw runs printmaking courses throughout the year covering all sorts of relief and intaglio printing including lino print, collagraph, drypoint and etching.

Group sizes are always small so there is plenty of guidance and supervision. 

Small groups also allow for flexibilty to tailor a course to suit your level of ability.

Details of specific courses and booking can be found here

Steph can also arrange 121 tuition and bespoke courses to suit you or your group. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss options. 

About Steph

Artist and workshop leader Steph Renshaw has been

running community art workshops since graduating from

Aberystwyth University in 2003.

Steph's workshops are designed to be encouraging and

supportive to help people of all abilities find their natural

creativity - including complete beginners!

Jan

Lino printing!

Wednesday mornings. 10am - 12.15pm - Starts 8th Jan.  £80 

Wednesday evenings. 6.30pm - 8.45pm - Starts 8th Jan.  £80 

These are four week courses.

Perfect for complete beginners as well as those who've done a little bit of lino before. You will learn the basics of carving a lino plate as well as more sophisticated techniques such as creating multi-coloured prints and printing with gradients of colour.

Using a printing press you will be able to create a small edition of prints, I will also show you how to print at home without using specialised equipment.

Small groups allow for lots of guidance and supervision. 

Places can only be guaranteed on receipt of the full course fee.

Book this course

8 Week Beginners Print Course

Thursday mornings 10am - 12.15pm Starting 9th Jan £130  

or

Thursday evenings 6.30 - 8.45pm Starting 9th Jan £130  

This course is a great introduction to a range of printing techniques using a printing press. You will get an introduction to drypoint, collagraph, using chine colle, and lino printing and a little time to play around a bit with these processes.

By the end of the course you will have made a whole collection of colourful prints and have a sound foundation knowledge in the basic techniques involved as well as lots of ideas for how to take your work further.

This course would suit absolute beginners as well as those who would like a little refresher.

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2 colour reduction Lino Printing weekend £65 

25th and 26th of Jan 10am - 1pm each day.

 

Learn how to create a multi-coloured lino print from a single plate by printing and carving the plate several times. This classic printing technique creates bold, graphic designs, Using the printing press you'll be able to make a small edition (several identical prints) of striking, colourful prints to take home.

Book this course

Feb

Lino printing!

Wednesday mornings. 10am - 12.15pm - Starts 8th Jan.  £80 

Wednesday evenings. 6.30pm - 8.45pm - Starts 8th Jan.  £80 

These are four week courses.

Perfect for complete beginners as well as those who've done a little bit of lino before. You will learn the basics of carving a lino plate as well as more sophisticated techniques such as creating multi-coloured prints and printing with gradients of colour.

Using a printing press you will be able to create a small edition of prints, I will also show you how to print at home without using specialised equipment.

Small groups allow for lots of guidance and supervision. 

Places can only be guaranteed on receipt of the full course fee.

Book this course

2 Layer Collagraph Printing

Saturday 22nd Feb. 10am - 4pm £70

Collagraph is a wonderful experimental printing technique which produces beautiful, tactile prints.

Come an learn how to layer up your collagraph prints and acheive perfect registration every time producing prints rich in colour and depth.
This course is best suited to those who have a small amount of experience in collagraph or another intaglio printing technique.

Book this course

March

Lino printing!

Tuesday evenings. 6.30pm - 8.45pm - Starts 10th  March.  £85 

Four Week Course

Perfect for complete beginners as well as those who've done a little bit of lino before. You will learn the basics of carving a lino plate as well as more sophisticated techniques such as creating multi-coloured prints and printing with gradients of colour.

Using a printing press you will be able to create a small edition of prints, I will also show you how to print at home without using specialised equipment.

Small groups allow for lots of guidance and supervision. 

Places can only be guaranteed on receipt of the full course fee.

Book this course

 

 

Etch your Sketch

Wednesday evenings 6.30 -8.45 Starts 11th March. £90

Four Week Course

Come and learn the fascinating technique of etching. Using the most eco-friendly and health friendly products available we will be etching onto aluminium plates. Learn how to control the tones and use various techniques and tips to mark the plate. This techniques produces beautiful, atmospheric results.

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Dry Point and Collagraph Techniques

Thursday Evenings 6.30 - 8.45 Starts 12th March £85

Four week course

Drypoint is a great starting point for all sorts of intaglio printing. A simple technique that creates prints full of atmosphere and allows you to reproduce your work several times. Collagraph is one of the most playful of the intaglio printing techniques and lends itself to creating prints that are full of rich colour and texture. This is a course for beginners and improvers alike to develop skills and experiment with materials. We will look at a variety of techniques and approaches and begin to navigate the endless possibilities available.

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