Tue Adult Printmaking with Etching Press, 09:30 – 12:00 | 14 Jan – 31 Mar


In brief…

This is a term long Printmaking with Etching Press course for adult learners, running in the Spring Term 2020. Among other techniques, it covers various intaglio and relief printing processes. Each class is two and a half hours long and takes place every Tuesday from 9:30am till 12 noon, with a one week break at half term.

Suitable for you?

Whether you are a curious beginner, or looking for professional development to supplement your existing skill set, or an experienced artist looking to find a new working environment and friendly community in which to pursue your creativity and passion, you will be received with a warm welcome.

Course Duration

The Printmaking with Etching Press course is taught every Tuesday morning, during term time, for a duration of 10 to 13 weeks, depending on the length of the school term. There is a break at half term. The schedule can be found on our Term Timetable (please see Term Time & Holidays link above). This course takes place in our beautiful ground floor garden studio in Shepherd’s Bush, West London.

Course Description

The Printmaking with Etching Press course introduces adult students to the imaginative and unique world of printmaking. The course is led by seasoned printmaker Sally Grumbridge who takes students through everything that there is to know about printmaking and – more importantly – gets students involved in making their own prints, editioning, mounting and even exhibiting their prints if they wish.

In this course you will learn all about the etching press and the different printmaking capabilities that it offers. In addition, you’ll learn multiple techniques – from intaglio processes such as dry point and collagraph to relief printing with lino or woodcut and all the bits and pieces in between. This is a fun and exciting look into the world of printmaking led by an experienced artist and teacher. You are sure to walk away with an abundance of knowledge and skills that you can use both in printmaking and in other creative pursuits.

This specialist course boasts a small class size, offering you ample attention from the tutor.

Included in the price

The course price includes tuition, materials (inks, newsprint and some plates) and one sheet of specialist Fabriano paper per class.

Not included

If you need, you can purchase more Fabriano paper from us at £1.50 per sheet and any bespoke formats of plates or specialist materials can be purchased from Intaglio Printmaker in Southwark. You may also need to bring along a sketch book, some gloves and a portfolio for keeping your work in.


If you are enrolled in the Printmaking with Etching Press course you will also have access to our Open Access Adult Printmaking Workshop, which takes place on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm. This is a drop in printmaking studio for artists wanting to use the printmaking equipment, facilities and materials at Kite Studios to work independently on their own projects. This option will give you extra time to work on your projects and consolidate the knowledge and skills gained in the course. Please note that there is a pay as you go charge for participating in the drop in printmaking studio, access is not included in the price of the course.

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