Printmaking and Artists Books (Beginners/ Intermediate)



In this course, you will learn how to use printmaking and the medium of the book to explore and develop your own ideas. You will be introduced to a range of experimental book structures and sculptural book objects and use various simple printmaking techniques to enable you to create a one-off or a limited-edition projects.

The course examines all aspects of the book as a medium of artistic expression including structure and form, narrative and sequence, techniques and processes, materials and tools. You will learn how to produce a series of book formats, ranging from instant books, pamphlets, concertinas, Japanese stab bindings and more. You will experiment with both relief and intaglio printmaking techniques, as well as monoprint and stamps. You will learn how to combine structure, concept and form, develop your ideas and create visual content and composition.

The course is taught by demonstration, practical work, discussion, one-to-one tutorials and feedback. Hand-outs with instructions and resources will accompany demonstrations, and you will be informed of publications, exhibitions and events, which may be of interest. The course is structured to manage the work within the class, but you will be encouraged to work independently and carry out subject research.

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?

All basic materials provided. Additional specialist materials available to purchase. If you want to use you own materials, please discuss with your tutor first.

We have 2 x Rochat etching presses and 1 x Albion relief press.

Please bring your own apron and dress appropriately.

Concession fees available for those who are eligible - please see our website for more details.


Gareth Schweitzer at Working Men's College


7 Leighton Place
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


5 mornings (10:00am to 1:00pm)

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