Courses

Learn new techniques or brush up on existing ones. Course numbers are small, so you'll get lots of support. To enrol please email the tutor directly. Please see the 'Membership' page if you are an experienced printmaker wishing to use the studio facilities (you do not need to become a full member).

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Upcoming BAP courses

2020

  • March
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  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August

March 2020

Woodblock Printmaking

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

April 2020

Aquatintwith Rachel Wilcox

Aquatint is a form of intaglio etching, used to produce areas of tonal shading and texture to enhance an image. Learn this traditional method of creating light and dark. You will print with a press.

May 2020

Drypoint for Allwith Wendy Batt

Drypoint is a great way to make prints without using chemicals. It's possible to get fine lines and rich dark tones. Please bring drawings, photos and ideas. Image size A5 maximum. Suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Woodblock Printmakingwith Peter Collins

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

Cyanotypewith Sara Strawson

The cyanotype was developed in the early 1840’s when photographic techniques were still evolving. The ’blueprint’ was used as a printing method for copying architectural plans for many years and is still an inexpensive, quick and safe method of producing prints. You'll learn how to make prints from found and natural objects which could be used for cards or small fine art prints.

June 2020

Simple Multi-Colour Block Linocutwith Angela Lai Yen

Best for those with some experience of linocut. A class introducing colour to your designs. Learn the importance of registration, how to ink up and print with a press or by hand pressure. Design to be two colours and maximum size of A5.

 

July 2020

Linocut - 'Nature at its best' (personal project)with Angela Lai Yen

A class designed for those experienced in linocut. Brief-led, and centred around nature, your surroundings and pattern, this class and will involve a day of research and drawing, followed by three Monday evenings in the studio to create a print using lino in a way that works for you.

Aquatintwith Rachel Wilcox

Aquatint is a form of intaglio etching to produce areas of tonal shading and texture to enhance an image. Learn this traditional method of creating light and dark. You will print with a press.

Simple Multi-Colour Block Linocutwith Angela Lai Yen

Experience with linocut preferred. A class introducing colour to your designs. Learn the importance of registration, how to ink up and print with a press or by hand pressure. Design to be two colours and maximum size of A5.

August 2020

Photo etchwith Sara Strawson

Photo etch, or photogravure, is a crossover between a photographic process and an intaglio print. Use either a lightbox or the sun to imprint an image onto a UV sensitive plate, then print using the intaglio process. You will leave with a collection of prints, and your plate to use time and time again.

Beginners' Linocutwith Angela Lai yen

A class suitable for those with no experience, or for those refreshing their skills. You'll learn the best way to transfer your design to lino, how to make marks with the linocut tools, carve your design, and print (with a press and by hand pressure), also registration, plus various tips along the way. Maximum design size of 20cm x 20cm.

Collaborative Linocut Mountainwith Angela Lai Yen

A workshop with a twist. You'll collaborate with Angela, the course tutor, to create a unique mountain print. You'll choose from the artist's own pre-printed linocut prints. One will act as a background and feature a mountain landscape. Then it's then over to you to design, carve and print the last layer to enhance and complete the print. Participants will take home the completed collaborative print and a small number of prints from their own block, plus their carved block.