Courses

All classes are held at the Bath Artist Printmakers' studio in Larkhall. Currently the numbers of places on our classes are limited. To enrol or for further information about a course please email the tutor directly. Please see the 'Membership' page if you are an experienced printmaker wishing to use the studio facilities on an 'open access' basis (you do not need to become a full member). N.B. Click the months below to see later courses.

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Upcoming BAP courses

2022

  • January
  • February
  • March

January 2022

Linocut: Colour from Multiple Blockswith Angela Lai Yen

A simple class introducing colour to your linocut designs. Learn the importance of registration and preparatory drawings, how to ink up and print with a press or with hand pressure. Maximum design size: A5. Some experience with linocut preferred. (Consultation about your design is available prior to the class.)

Linocut Portraitswith Angela Lai Yen

What makes a good print? A fun class inspired by your face, or that of someone else (please bring a photo with you). Angela will begin the class with mini drawing exercises, with the emphasis on light, dark, texture and block shape. You will develop one drawing or three mini ones, and transfer your design(s) to lino for carving. You will have gained a clearer idea of what makes a good print. You will return on the Wednesday evening to be shown how to print using a press, when you will have the opportunity to print a range of your design(s). To ensure you get the best out of the class some carving may need to be done at home. (Bring a packed lunch to the Saturday session.)

Cyanotypewith Sara Strawson

The cyanotype was developed in the early 1840s when photographic processes 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 will learn how to make prints from found and natural objects.

February 2022

Taster Linocutwith Angela Lai Yen

Start at the very beginning with this course that's suitable for beginners. The focus will be on designs made of simple lines and shapes. Learn to carve with confidence, and print using a book press. Many use this class to decide whether or not they would like to take further classes in linocut.

Introduction to Etchingwith Rachel Wilcox

A one day course suitable for beginners and those wanting to revisit the process. Etching is a traditional intaglio technique using a metal plate. It involves corroding the surface of the plate with acid. Drawing into acid resistant grounds creates lines and other marks that form the design. A lovely drawing process.

March 2022

Cyanotypewith Sara Strawson

The cyanotype was developed in the early 1840’s when photographic processes 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 will learn how to make prints from found and natural objects.

 

Linocut: Colour from Multiple Blockswith Angela Lai Yen

A simple class introducing colour to your linocut designs. Learn the importance of registration and preparatory drawings, how to ink up, and print with a press or with hand pressure. Maximum design size: A5. Some experience with linocut preferred. (Consultation about your design is available prior to the class.)

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/ MDF to make prints with hand pressure or using a press. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.