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Experimental monoprinting

Pebbles monprint with stencils

About the Course

In this fun and inspiring workshop you will learn a number of monoprint techniques on paper and/or fabric. You can work from some of your own images (photos and/or drawings) or from some of mine. Emphasis is on experimenting to achieve a range of visual effects.

By the end of the day you will have:

- Learnt about materials and equipment required for monoprinting
- Studied a range of examples for inspiration and understanding
- Observed a number of demonstrations for inspiration and understanding
- Created a set of printed images to take home with you
- Understood health and safety issues when monoprinting
- Eaten a lot of home made (sometimes home grown!) food
- Received a set of technical handouts to support your day's learning

The workshop is run for groups of 2 people on a day negotiated with me (can be weekdays or weekend) and is held in my garden studio close to Richmond Park and Kingston town centre. The session costs £65 each or if you want to do the course on your own it will cost £110.

I have 28 years experience teaching art, textiles and printmaking in further and adult education, in colleges and privately too, so you can be certain of well structured, well paced and inspiring teaching and learning.

I have been a practicing artist and designer for 30 years, exhibiting nationwide and working commercially within the field of illustration and textiles.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The cost includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.


Ruth Blackford at Ruth Blackford
233 Kings Road
Kingston Upon Thames
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In-person course
- - #22297

Very inspired and excited after a wonderful day mono printing with Ruth.
What a lovely environment to work in.
Ruth explained the techniques really well and we had a great time exploring them.
Plenty of space and materials to use.
The day went so quickly! Ruth was a great host, lunch, cake and tea was delicious.
I thoroughly recommend this! Looking forward to booking another course in the near future.

In-person course
- - #22150

Ruth's garden studio was the perfect backdrop for a super relaxed and creative day. Ruth's expertise in teaching was clear as she was very patient, concise in her instruction and provided us with a hand-out of all the different techniques we were able to develop. I had some prior knowledge of mono printing and with Ruth's expertise, I was able to develop my skills further and realise more potentials of this technique. Thank you Ruth, you were a truly magnificent host- delicious lunch and home made brownies, with free-flowing tea or coffee to boot.

In-person course
- - #20642

I spent the most enjoyable day with Ruth Blackford doing the experimental mono printing course, in a delightful garden studio.
Everything was beautifully prepared for us. Ruth provided images, or you could use our own designs.
She taught us a variety of ways to print, my favourite was using the tissue paper for chine colle.
We had a delicious lunch, tea, coffee, and lemon drizzle cake.
The day just flew by, and now I want to do the two day collograph course.
Thank you Ruth, you are a very talented lady, and an excellent tutor.

In-person course
- - #20639

I had a great day printing with Ruth. She is a very talented lady and a great teacher. Apart from the tuition I was kept fed and watered all day. I didn't want to take a break as I was enjoying myself so much but I'm glad I did stop as lunch was lovely.
I learnt new skills and was pleased with what I produced. I shall certainly be back to learn some more.
Thank you Ruth for an informative, fun day printing in your delightful garden studio.

In-person course
- - #17897

I thoroughly enjoyed being able to experiment with print techniques in this well run and informative course. Ruth is an excellent teacher who inspired me to produce some interesting work. Thank you Ruth.

In-person course
- - #17896

Fab day and a fab location! Beautiful garden setting and a great place to learn about printing.
Ruth is an amazing tutor (and makes great cakes to boot!) Couldn't have asked for a better day.

In-person course
- - #17894

Keen to do some monoprinting, so spent a load of time surfing the web to find out about it. Thought I knew it all and fell at the first hurdle! There is no substitute for one on one tuition and Ruth soon put me on the right track. Charming studio and delightful host!

In-person course
- - #17884

Thoroughly inspiring workshop run by fantastic tutor, Ruth Blackford. Without a doubt I got more than my money is worth. Going to have to book another one!

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