Introduction to Printmaking – 6 Week Course


Course Price- £120

This course is suitable for 18+ year olds

This 6-week course will teach you the basics of several printmaking techniques. With the intention is for you to further develop your own skills at home. The techniques we will be learning are:

Monoprinting – using printing inks you will produce one-off multicolour prints, working with found materials and mark-marking tools and then print using an etching press and burnishers/barens.

Drypoint – working directly onto a Perspex printing plate you will use various mark-making tools to scratch out your design and then print using an etching press.

Linocut – creating single colour prints Using specialist cutting tools you will be shown how to safely cut lino and print using relief inks, rollers, presses & Barens

Collograph – you will use collage and layering materials to create images that will be printed using an etching press.

You will learn each of the processes in a supportive environment with all equipment and materials provided.

What experience do I need?

This course is suitable for complete beginners or people who have done some printmaking before but want a refresher. You don’t need to have any previous experience as the tutor will guide you through each process in a step-by-step way. All the processes lend themselves well to simple image making using patterns as well as representational images so don’t be put off if you don’t feel confident with drawing.

Who is my tutor?

Holly O’Meara is a practising printmaker, photographer and film-maker from Birmingham. She uses her photography to inspire her designs and prints, taking her main inspiration from nature, architecture and the world around her. She is the owner of CraftyBun Studio and sells her prints at craft markets, online as well as doing workshops. She has experience working with people of all ages from 8-60+ years old.

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£120 per person

Organised in collaboration with the BMI


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