Ochre Print Studio can provide One-to-One or Bespoke Teaching Sessions in most methods of printmaking
Cost: £30/hour (plus £10/hour for each additional person attending the session) plus materials
Please note - minimum time required to cover basic screenprinting processes is four hours

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To enquire about or book any of our courses please click on the links below or email: book@ochreprintstudio.co.uk


May Courses and Workshops

  • An Introduction to Screenprinting - Beginners / Refreshers
  • Drypoint Etching - Beginners Workshop
  • Simple Sublimation Printing Using Heat Transferable Paint -  A Beginner's Guide
  • Experimental Japanese Vinyl - Intermediate - Suitable for those with previous experience
  • Introduction to Dyeing and Printing with Rust - A Beginner's Guide
 

An Introduction to Screenprinting - The Autographic Way
with Adam Green

This three week course is suitable for complete beginners and those with previous experience who wish to refresh their skills. It will introduce you to the basic techniques of screenprinting. You will be shown how to expose a silkscreen and create and build images on paper using autographic/hand drawn marks and stencils. 

Dates: Fridays 12/19/26 May, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £160 / Members £150
All basic materials are included in the course price

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Drypoint Etching for Beginners
with Penny Green

A beautiful intaglio printmaking technique without the use of acids, Drypoint Etching lends itself to expressive drawings and fluid mark making. With the use of clear acrylic plates your ideas, designs and artwork are easily transferred to the plate using an etching needle and, when inked and carefully wiped, will produce beautiful and unique velvety original prints.
 
Penny Green will introduce you to this versatile method of printmaking and how to print a drypoint plate using an etching press. 

Dates: Wednesdays 10/17/24 May, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £160 / Members £150
All materials are included in the course price, with extra paper to buy if required

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Experimental Japanese Vinyl
with Wuon-Gean Ho

Due to popular demand, artist Printmaker Wuon-Gean Ho returns yet again to teach her innovative style of relief printmaking using Japanese Vinyl. Although she uses an etching press, she doesn't use any blankets....what a great way to keep our new blankets free of ink stains! As Wuon-Gean will tell you, Japanese vinyl is a beautiful flexible printing substrate, similar to traditional linoleum, which can be carved and printed in a huge variety of ways. In this two day course you will experiment with new ways of carving, extend your repertoire of expressive mark making, and try out unusual inking and printing techniques, including intaglio and viscosity colour printing. Come prepared to be inspired by a wide range of print art, to experiment and have fun! This course is good for a complete beginner but could also work well as a refresher/ idea generator course for those with previous experience.

Dates: Weekend 13/14 May, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Cost: £135 / Members £125
All materials provided with extra paper available to buy if required

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Introduction to Dyeing and Printing with Rust
with Jule Mallett

Workshop for beginners introducing you to the possibilities of dyeing and printing with rust on cloth using found objects
 
Date: Monday 15 May, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £55 / Members £50
All basic materials included in workshop price

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June Courses and Workshops

  • Introduction to Printmaking: Monoprint - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Screenprinting on the Kitchen Table - Beginners and Refreshers
  • Collagraph Masterclass - Only suitable for those with previous experience
  • A Beginner's Guide to Simple Sublimation Printing Using Heat Transferable Paint 
  • Intermediate Linocut Course - Only suitable for those with previous experience


So THIS is printmaking: Monoprint
with Morwenna Lake

This two day course, with artist/printmaker and sculptor Morwenna Lake, will introduce you to printmaking in a relaxed and informal way using simple but effective methods for transferring ink onto paper with an etching press. You will be delighted by the results that can be achieved using stencils and textures and simple mark-making techniques. You will learn about the difference between Intaglio and Relief printmaking, the use of inks, colour mixing, using rollers to ink up plates and how to prepare your paper before printing on it. Suitable for beginners and refreshers, with the opportunity of learning a new skill or rediscovering forgotten things.

Dates: Dates: Mondays 5/12 June, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £120/ Members £110
All basic materials are provided on the course with extra paper etc available to buy

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Screenprinting on the Kitchen Table
with Annee Robson

A two day course with the opportunity to explore the possibilities of screenprinting at home. You will be given information about suppliers of screenprinting equipment, taught the basic skills needed to print with water based inks and shown how to build a jig to hold your silkscreen. You will learn how to create borders and draw positive and negative images on your screen, the use of stencils and textures and be shown how to screenprint in the most ‘the painterly way’.

Dates: Wednesdays 7/14 June, 10am – 4pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120
All basic materials are included in the course price

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Collagraph Masterclass
with Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter living and working in London. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print namely etching, collagraph and block-print to produce her distinctive images. Her prints demonstrate a range of techniques with translucent gradations of colour that convey atmosphere and light. Many of her prints glow with ochre and gold and have an almost translucent quality.

Katherine says: “I start off with a solid idea but struggle to keep that idea going. After a while, you have to trust the image and give up trying to hold on to it and let it go on its own. I normally draw a lot, draw onto the plates directly and each print goes through masses of stages. I work like a painter, in layers, and there may be 20 proofs before the image feels right.“

Her work is held in public collections worldwide including the V&A prints and drawings collection, The V&A National Art library, the House of Lords and Yale University Library, USA

Dates: Weekend 17/18 June, 10am to 4pm
Cost: £140 / Members £130
All basic materials provided with extra paper and board available to buy if required

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A Beginner's Guide to Simple Sublimation Printing Using Heat Transferable Paint 
with Jule Mallett

This one day workshop will experiment with colour and mark making to create a range of different effects on synthetic fibres using dye sublimation printing. Techniques can be combined and layered to create unique designs and endless possibilities. This taster session is aimed at beginners

Date: Monday 19 June, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £55 / Members £50
All basic materials included in workshop price

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Intermediate Linocut Course
with Richenda Court

This is an intermediate class for students who have some experience of linocut and/or have attended Richenda’s beginner’s linocut courses in the past.
The course will look at: Developing your style of work in linocut prints / Progressing your portfolio / Exploring a variety of techniques that may suit your work i.e. caustic etching using a variety of resists, multi-layering linocut prints and accurate registration / Preparation for approaching galleries and applying to art competitions / Please bring along your sketchbooks and linocut prints on the first day.

Dates: 30 June, 7/14/21 July, 10am to 1pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120
All basic materials provided with extra paper and lino available to buy if required


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July Courses and Workshops

  • Solaplate Etching - suitable for beginners and those with printmaking experience
 

Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates / Solaplate 
with Susie Turner

 
This two-day course will introduce participants to a new form of printmaking for artists that is simple, safe, time effective and versatile. Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates / Solarplate describes the process of printing with light-sensitive plates that have been exposed to sunlight or an artificial source of UV light and then developed in tap water. The surface of the plate offers fine detail and a wide tonal range using photographic imagery, hand-drawn originals and the direct use of found material. During the two-day workshop you will learn how to make Solarplates suitable for relief, blind emboss and intaglio printing. Plates will be exposed using sunlight or natural daylight, weather permitting, and using a UV exposure unit. Some preparation of artwork will be useful before the start of the workshop and further information will be supplied for this beforehand. This course is suitable for beginners and for those with experience of printmaking. Susie Turner studied fine art printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of the Arts. She has worked as an artist-printmaker and educator for fourteen years and in the last nine years Susie has worked extensively with photopolymer plates.

Dates: Weekend 1/2 July, 10am to 4pm
Cost: £140 / Members £135
All basic materials are provided with extra plates and paper available to buy if required

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