Collagraph, lithograph, etching and mono-printing courses

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Collagraph, lithograph, etching and mono-printing courses and workshops across the UK. Learn these striking techniques from expert print making designers and tutors.

My new programme of collagraph courses for 2017 can be see on my website, one and two day 'Introduction to Collagraph Printing' courses are running in my studio between May and September 2017 A great introduction to a range of collagraph printmaking techniques; we will spend the morning designing and making plates and the afternoon printing the plates using an etching press. By the end of the day you will be confident to continue making...
Next course on 18th November 2017
Come and spend some time developing your printmaking skills in a relaxing, supportive environment. Workshops are open to all and being small groups only, are individually tailored to ability. All workshops are run by myself, I've taught art for over 25 years as well as creating my own work, and take place in my studio in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. A day spent learning drypoint etching and monoprint techniques. Depending on your experience and interests...
A very popular course as an introduction or a refresher – a chance to learn this fascinating technique and discover how to make beautiful original prints from everyday materials. To ensure everyone has support and good access to the printing presses, numbers are limited to 5 per course, teaching is tailored to the needs of individual students and everyone is encouraged to share ideas and learn from each other in a friendly group. The approach...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Explore the beautiful textures and wide variety of marks and tone that can be achieved with collagraph, using a hybrid of relief and etching techniques. Your tutor Kristiina Sandoe is a master of collagraph techniques, managing to conjure the most atmospheric landscapes from humble materials and control the medium to render very fine figurative detail. Artists from Picasso to Hockney have used collagraph to great effect, it’s good fun and such a simple process. Textured,...
Learn the collagraph printmaking process, using pieces of litter collected from rural Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Create textured prints using a hand operated roller press, then combine your collagraphs with hand drawn or painted detail, or take them home as is.
Next course on 25th November 2017
Two day weekend Christmas card making course at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds. A weekend with Laney Birkhead, immersed in the amazing world of collagraph printmaking! Use card plates, stencils and glues to create printing plates, which can be inked up in multiple ways, including intaglio methods. Create a range of colourful textured prints from simple materials and print on specialist papers, which can be made into Christmas cards.  Skelton Grange is a beautiful, light...
5 week printmaking/photography course in London - one workshop per week. Explore this exciting printmaking technique ‘Photo Etching (Photogravure)’ for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. Photo Etching, combines the traditional technique of intaglio printmaking (where ink is pushed into scratched, engraved or acid etched marks on a zinc plate) with Photography or Photo-Imaging. The course is suitable for those new to printmaking, photographers wanting to explore alternative photographic processes,...
Learn about the intaglio method of printmaking by creating drypoint prints, we will look at examples of drypoint prints and explore different ways of mark making onto perspex using various tools. You will create you own plate and learn how to use a traditional etching press to print your plate, introduce colour and texture to your finished print using chine collé- (glued or pasted coloured tissue or paper incorporated into the print). Take home your...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Create your own acetate etched plate from drawings or photos. Bring your own images if you wish to fit within a 16.5cm x 21cm plate. The images are best if they are linear,not too complicated with texture and equal amount of light and shade. No drawing is needed and the course is very suitable for beginners. We can also provide you with lots of inspirational books to use. Print your design using one of our...
Gelli plates offer a versatile method of monoprinting, where unique prints are made rather than an edition of identical prints. A flexible rubber-like plate that holds textures really well, it’s great for nature prints, building up designs with stencils, and overlaying colour to create beautiful patterns. You can make prints very quickly, and layer them up with bright colours that pop dramatically, or subtle harmonious ones to give a wonderful depth to the images. By...