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


April Courses and Workshops

  • Have a Go at Screenprinting Gift Bags and Gift Tags - Suitable for beginners
  • Introduction to Screenprinting on Cloth - Suitable for beginners and Refeshers
  • Collagraph Printmaking - Suitable for beginners and refreshers alike
  • Engraving on Plastic - Suitable for those with previous printmaking experience
  • Screenprinting Masterclass - Suitable for those with previous screenprinting experience
  • Basic Linocut and Beyond - Beginners and Refreshers


Have a Go at Screenprinting Gift Bags and Gift Tags
with Jule Mallett

Gain an insight into the screenprinting process whilst having a go at screen printing gift bags and gift tags

Date: Monday 3 April, 6.30pm to 9 pm
Cost: £30 / Members £25
All basic materials are included in the course price

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An Introduction to Screenprinting on Cloth
with Jule Mallett

This weekend course will introduce all the processes of screenprinting from drawing a design and exposing it on a silkscreen to printing it onto textiles. This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those who would like to refresh their screenprinting skills.

Dates: Weekend 8/9 April 10am – 4pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120
All basic materials are included in the course price

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Collagraph Printmaking
with Diana Croft

Following her very popular collagraph workshops in 2016, we've asked Diana to return to teach with us again in 2017. This three week course will cover making collagraph plates using suitable, easily sourced materials and printing techniques such as chine-collé, colour roll ups and multi-plate images. This is an opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the vast possibilities collagraphs provide for artistic expression. Diana has enormous experience of working with collagraphs, having editioned for collagraph artist Brenda Hartill early in her career, before spending ten years teaching at the London College of Printing.
​(Brenda Hartill wrote the definitive handbook Collagraphs and Mixed Media Printmaking)

Dates: Wednesdays 19/26 April and 3 May, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £160 / Members £150
All materials provided with extra paper and plates available to buy if required

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Screenprinting Masterclass
with Dave Fortune

Dave Fortune has worked at UWE for many years managing the water-based screenprinting department at ‘The School of Creative Arts’, in Bristol. Dave spent time at the University of Berlin researching water-based screenprinting. On returning to the University of the West of England he proceeded to set up and run a completely solvent free screenprinting area. His involvement in the story of water-based ink development and water-based ceramic decal development at UWE, Bristol, was invaluable.

He now regularly holds courses and summer schools in the UK and internationally and has recently opened his new studio in Siena.His enthusiasm during those early days of the changeover from oil-based to water-based inks, to his present commitment to disseminating the information to schools, colleges and Universities is boundless.

During the course of the day, Dave will look at mark-making, screen monoprint techniques, screen chemistry and ceramic decal printing.

Date: Friday 21 April, 10am to 4pm
Cost: £65 / Members £60
All basic materials required included in course price

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Engraving on Plastic
with Chris Pig

'I've been printmaking almost ever since I can remember; I made my first etching plate when I was about fourteen or fifteen and little else has interested me ever since. Since childhood as well, I have been interested in representing the world around me; specifically narrative situations that sum up the human condition.My work vacillates between these narrative images and those that are devoid of narrative and concerned with aesthetics.'
 
Chris Pig is one of our favourite visiting tutors. He recently moved from Hackney to Frome but still manages to find his way back to Ochre. Engraving was an historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, in mapmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques. Chris Pig will introduce you to the methods of this very traditional printmaking process but using engraver's plastic. The tools used are usually associated with wood engraving; the likes of spitstickers, gravers and scorpers. It promises to be in interesting and enjoyable day!

Date: Friday 28 April, 10am to 4pm
Cost: £70 / Members £65
All materials are included in the course price

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Basic Linocut and Beyond
with Angela Thames

A busy and productive weekend in the print studio where Angela will take you through the basic linocut techniques: how to create and cut a design on one piece of lino and how to print it onto paper using one or two colours. You will learn about the tools used, mark-making techniques, the best papers to use, inking up your lino block and how to achieve a perfect linocut print. From there, Angela will show you how to make a linocut print using two or more plates, and explore the delights of stencils, masking and multicolour techniques. 

This is Angela's second linocut course at Ochre Print Studio. We'd like to share this lovely comment from Mollie, who attended her first course: "I wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed the Lino cutting course with Angela. I learnt so much. She is a great teacher. The dates were fun and enjoyable. I hope to do more. Thank you."

Cost: £120 / Members £110
Dates: Weekend 29/30 April, 10am to 3.30pm
All basic materials included in course price

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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 Annee Robson

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 5/12/19 May, 10am to 3pm
Cost: £180 / Members £170
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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