Tue Adult Printmaking with Etching Press, 09:30 – 12:00 | 15 Sep – 20 Oct


In brief…

This is 6 week long Adult Printmaking with Etching Press course, running in the Block 1 of the Autumn Term 2020. Each class is two and a half hours long and takes place on a Tuesday from 9:30am till 12 noon. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists.

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 6 weeks. Each term is broken up into Block 1 and Block 2. 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 the term-long 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. 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.

Included in the price

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

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 choose to bring some personal items such as a sketch book, gloves, and apron, a pencil case and a portfolio for keeping your work in.

Try one class

If you would like to try one class first to help decide if you would like to join us for the rest of the course, our trial class option is for you! To book a trial class, email info@kitestudios.org for more information. For experienced printmakers, we offer an open access printmaking workshop on Tuesday afternoons which can be attended on a drop in basis.

Covid safety

We ask everyone to use the hand sanitiser provided at the front door before entering the courtyard. Please bring your own hand towel and apron. All learners are asked to wear face coverings inside, unless they are exempt. If you are dropping off or collecting someone, due to social distancing measures, we ask that you wait in the street outside the studios.

We keep class sizes small to allow for social distancing. We trust that if any learner or anyone in their household is exhibiting symptoms of Covid 19 or has had a positive Covid test, the learner will not be attending. Please contact us if this is the case. It may be possible to re-arrange attendance for another class once the self isolation period is over.

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