Adult Printmaking with the Etching Press | 09:30 – 12:00 | Tuesdays Autumn 2022


Dates: Tuesday 13th September – 6th December (half term week of 24th October 2022) 
Time: Tuesdays 09.30-12.00 (2 hours tuition, 30 minutes clear up)
Venue: Kite Studios

Whether you are a complete beginner, wish to supplement your existing skill set, or are 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.

The Printmaking with Etching Press class introduces adult students to the imaginative and unique world of printmaking. It 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 original prints as well as editioning, mounting and even exhibiting if they wish.

As well as learning all about the etching press and the different printmaking capabilities that it offers, there is the opportunity to discover some of the many printmaking 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. Each term we look at a different process and take a different creative theme for inspiration. Every student receives individual tuition and is encouraged to work to their own aesthetic and ability. The course 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 and space in which to work safely and socially distanced.

Booking Options 

  1. Full Term (12 weeks) with Discount – 1 free class and class attendance guaranteed.
  2. Buy 6 sessions. This is a great option if you cannot commit to a full term. These sessions can be used at any time during the term, subject to availability.  NB  Each Tuesday class has a maximum size of six students so we would advise booking your 6 sessions as far in advance as possible and no less than one week before you plan to attend. Places on any particular date will be allocated first to those who have booked the Full Term and then on a first come first served basis to those who have booked 6 sessions. (If you would like to do more than the 6 sessions you can continue paying on a pro rata basis, but attendance will be subject to availability).

Included in the price

The class price includes tuition, use of the art studio and the three printmaking presses, materials (inks, tools, proofing paper, newsprint and some plates).

Not included

You can purchase Fabriano paper from us and any bespoke formats of plates or specialist materials can be purchased from online printmaking suppliers or from Intaglio Printmaker in Southwark. We also recommend you bring some personal items such as a sketch book, gloves, apron, a pencil case and a portfolio for keeping your work in.

If you would like to come for a trial session (£40), please book below then email us which date you would like to join us! 

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    Booking options

    Full Term (1 class free), 6 sessions (anytime during term), Trials

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