An Online Course on Printmaking at Home

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Why choose this course?

Do you fancy making studio standard prints at home? Our new online printing course focuses on you being able to produce prints using a variety of print making techniques. We cover monotype and stencilling, relief printing such as linocut, dry point and teaching you to print with your own very hands or with the help of a baren or a sponge.

Each of the six different printmaking methods has been revised to enable you to print without the use of a press - the only real must for this course is a very flat and even surface!

Course summary

  • Tuesday 25 August: Monotype transfer
  • Transferring painted image from paper to object. Each print will be a unique monotype. This technique can be applied to paper or surfaces like clay, wood or metal.
  • Thursday 27 August: Photocopy transfer
  • Transferring photocopy images from paper to object. Each print will be unique. This technique can be applied to paper or surfaces like clay, wood or metal.
  • Tuesday 01 September: Drypoint from Tetrapak
  • Cutting and or engraving into Tetrapak to use it as your plate to create multiples. The plate will be inked and printed as a relief plate.
  • Thursday 03 September: Collagraph from Tetrapak
  • Cutting and gluing a variety of textures onto Tetrapak to create a plate. The plate will be inked and printed as a relief plate.
  • Tuesday 08 September: Stencil printing
  • Cutting images into photocopy paper to create your stencil. Printing your stencil onto printmaking paper using a washing up liquid sponge.
  • Thursday 10 September: Relief printing - 2 colours
  • Cutting an image into linoleum to create your printing block. Printing your image onto paper using a baren or wooden spoon.

The first session will start at 9.30 until 11.00 and continue from 14.00 until 15.00. During the morning session you will be introduced to different techniques, taught how to achieve a result and how to solve possible issues you might encounter while practicing the technique. Students will then practice by themselves in the middle session. During the last hour students will show their results and what they have produced and ask any questions and be given individual and group feedback.

Course expert

Valentina Biga

Course dates and times

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 25 August to 10 September 2020 from 9.30 to 11.00 and 14.00 to 15.00

Course cost


Beginner and those with experience

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or


  • Oil based etching or relief ink
  • Waterbased etching or relief ink
  • Plate oil or linseed oil
  • Vegetable oil or white spirit
  • Brushes – various sizes and shapes
  • Scissors
  • Stanley knife or surgical blades
  • Masking tape
  • PVA glue
  • Tin foil and various other textured thin papers (not printmakers paper)
  • Baren or flat wooden spoon
  • Water
  • Washing up liquid
  • Washing up liquid sponges
  • Tray big enough to soak your printing paper
  • Rags
  • Paper: photocopy 80gsm paper, Fabriano Rosaspina, Hosho pad paper, acid free tissue paper
  • Black and white photocopies
  • Variety of objects made of clay, wood, metal, for example pots or boxes. They don’t necessarily have to be flat
  • Linoleum
  • Relief block cutters (fine or wide)
  • A flat surface and heavy books!

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers. 

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement. 


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
25/08/202017/09/2020Tues & Thurs 09.30 - 11.00 & 14.00 - 15.00£175Apply online