Courses

All classes are held at the Bath Artist Printmakers' studio in Larkhall. To enrol or for further information about a course please email the tutor directly. N.B. Click the months below to see later courses.

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Upcoming BAP courses

2024

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June

March 2024

Linocut - Colour by Jigsawwith Angela Lai Yen

A playful class introducing a simple printmaking technique, and how you can apply colour to your linocut designs. You would have prior knowledge of carving. Learn how to ink up, and how to print with a book press. Design maximum size 15cm x 15cm. Design consultancy prior to the class available and advised.

Colour Reduction Linocutwith Angela Lai Yen

Intermediate Level. In a colour reduction, a print of multi-coloured layers is taken from a single block. Each colour is a layer and is printed onto the previous colour before further lino is carved away. As the layers build up your print image will then begin to appear. Design consultancy prior to the class available and strongly advised.

Tetrapak Drypoint Printingwith Sara Strawson

Suitable for beginners. Tetrapak drypoint is a printing process using items that can be found in the home. You will be guided through the process: designing and cutting the ‘plates’, inking up your ‘plate’, and printing with a Bewick & Wilson press. Be amazed at the prints you create, and take home a collection of them.    

April 2024

Cyanotype: Next Levelwith Sara Strawson

Suitable for those with some knowledge of cyanotype, and offering a chance to experiment further. We will be looking at a variety of techniques to create more detailed, focused images – using alternative papers, double exposure and colouring to enhance the image.

May 2024

Beginners' Linocut: Masterclasswith Angela Lai Yen

A crash course suitable for beginners. Week to week you will be guided through various exercises, each with a focus on a different element of the print process. You will come away confident in carving, with a better understanding of designing for print, and printing with both hand pressure and a press.

Tetrapak Drypoint Printingwith Sara Strawson

Suitable for beginners. Tetrapak drypoint is a printing process using items that can be found in the home. You will be guided through the process: designing and cutting the ‘plates’, inking up your ‘plate’ and printing with a Bewick & Wilson press. Be amazed at the prints you create, and take home a collection of them.                                                                   

June 2024

Linocut - Colour by Jigsawwith Angela Lai Yen

A playful class introducing a simple printmaking technique, and how you can apply colour to your linocut designs. You should have prior knowledge of carving. Learn how to ink up, and how to print with a book press. Maximum size of design: 15cm x 15cm. Design consultancy prior to the class is available, and advised.

Advanced Colour Linocutwith Angela Lai Yen

Suitable for past students who have worked in colour techniques. Learn about colour theory and transparencies when working with layering. Choose colour reduction or multi-block method to test out your new colour knowledge. Expect homework. Design consultancy prior to the class is a must.

Beginners' Cyanotypewith Sara Strawson

The cyanotype was developed in the early 1840’s when photographic processes were still evolving. Cyanotype is a popular and inexpensive method of producing prints - mostly for natural materials but also using anything that will ‘block the light’. Results are often a surprise; you never really know what you will get, but it's great fun finding out! You will learn to make a number of prints from found and natural objects.

Woodblock Printmakingwith Peter Collins

Woodcut and wood engraving: try one or both of these relief printing techniques used for book illustration for hundreds of years. Using your own design you will engrave hardwood, or cut softwood or MDF to make prints by hand or using a press. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.