An Introduction to Printmaking

Night Class


Are you interested in printmaking but don’t know where to start? Come along to this tailor made Intro to Printmaking night class! These introductory classes run in the evening over a four-week period and are designed to familiarise you with all the main principles of printmaking; intaglio, relief, stencil and planographic.

What will you learn?

Each night will cover a different process;


The freedom of Monoprint techniques allow a very versatile approach to imagery. The appeal of the monotype lies in the unique textures that create a quality of light very differently from a painting on paper or a print, and the beauty of this media is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing methods.


Lino is a beautifully malleable printing surface. It is a very graphic method of producing an image. Designs can be cut, melted, or carved to create a bold and experimental design.

Drypoint on Copper

Drypoint is a printmaking technique that achieves a line-based image, using sharp tools to scratch into the surface of a copper plate. The style of this method lends itself well to loose drawing and expressive mark making.

Stencil Screen Printing

There are many different ways to create a stencil for Screen Printing, as it is the underlying principle to the whole process. A traditional method is to create the stencil out of a non-porous material by hand (much like a papercut) and then applying this to the mesh of the screen and producing multiple prints onto paper or fabric.


Topics covered:

  • A brief history of printmaking and its terminology
  • Paper types, tools and materials in printmaking
  • How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
  • How to sign and edition your prints


Available Date(s)

Thurs 2, 9, 16 & 23 May 2019
3 places available


6pm - 9pm
12 hours (over 4 evenings)


Course Tutor(s)

Anna & Pandora Johnson

Suitable for Beginners


All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.

For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.


Regular (£240)

Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.

Green Door Members

Members of Green Door Printmaking Studio receive 10% off all of our courses. Become a member of the studio today.

Concessions & Students

Concessionary Rate £216
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.

Student Rate £204
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

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