When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code C23FATB02D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

These courses are designed as part of a year’s programme but can also be taken individually. They target learners not yet proficient printmakers who wish to develop their technical knowledge and also gain an understanding of the work of contemporary artists to inspire their own creative approach.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • By the end of each course you will have explored a range of techniques, developing their traditional and experimental aspects to make a series of prints.
  • You will also identify artists whose work inspires your creative approach, to help develop your own ideas and critical evaluation
  • We start in Term 1 (Autumn) with two, 5 week courses covering aspects of Monoprint, Drypoint, Collagraph or Linocut
  • In Term 2 (Spring) we focus on Etching
  • In Term 3 (Summer) we progress individual projects which have developed during the year and techniques will be introduced where appropriate.
  • Other techniques will be included where relevant and combining techniques into mixed media, will be shown and encouraged throughout the course


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The class day to day, will be a mixture of workshop time and structured learning by watching demonstrations and looking at artist’s work relevant to the class projects and your own interests. You are encouraged to find your own themes and preferred techniques, and to push these to make creative prints finished to a high technical standard. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and discussions will support your progress and achievement. Many learners enrol for the year, but newcomers will join in the class project and be guided through techniques to start them off. More advanced learners can work on their own projects but join in group projects and critiques. Final prints can be submitted to our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in early July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses.

    Entry requirements

    These classes are aimed at learners who have some experience of printmaking, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills or those who have an arts background in any other visual arts discipline and want to develop their ideas with printmaking.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The Printmaking Studio is at the Morley Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10 in the Carlyle building, room CG05 on the ground floor.

    What you need

    It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials of your choice outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your idea development, technical notes and research is also recommended. You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, stanley/craft knife, and scissors. There is a studio fee of £30.00 per term payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

    What you can do next

    These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to our advanced printmaking course or other art courses such as foundation or degree.