Tips for printmaking en plein air

An Example of a mixed media etching - looking towards St Ives - by Oliver West


This is an opportunity to discuss tips on how to take your printmaking experience outdoors.

Be inspired by simple ideas that will give you the ability to work with a simple studio setup on the move. You might be surprised what easy-to-use materials can make your plein air printmaking experience really easy to develop.

These often unique Printmaking techniques include mono-printing, which help to capture moment-by-moment effects right there and then, thus making each artist's proof into a unique original fine art print.

You might think that you need to first be practiced at other art forms such as drawing and painting, but printmaking can be a very accessible process without needing to even know what you are doing!

You will be able to choose from a number of printmaking processes, such as engraving and drypoint, etching, woodblock and mono-printing techniques.

The cost of this tutorial is £30 per person per 40-minute session.
Please contact Oliver 'message the maker' button for more information.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You might already have questions about printmaking outdoors. Feel free to make the session a Q&A discussion. Or you might want step-by-step instructions in real-time.
Oliver is also happy to arrange an online demonstration if you feel that would be the best way to learn about printmaking in general. Even just learning to wipe and intaglio print might help you to get the most out of you printing plates.
By the way - you don't need to have had any experience of printmaking prior to setting up your online tutorial session


What you will need

To find out what you will need, please let Oliver know what type of tutorial you would like to have eg: Q&A, or a step-by-step session.


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


40 minutes (flexible times to suit)



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