Introduction to Printmaking – Six Week Course

The Art House


Now - Wed 01 Jun 2022


18:00 - 20:30



Explore a range of printmaking techniques on our beginners’ six-week evening course. Learn how to use the tools, materials and equipment to get started in printmaking. You will be guided step by step through the following processes in a friendly studio environment:

  • Monoprinting – using stencils, shapes, patterns and simple drawing techniques you’ll produce a series of different A4 prints using our etching presses.

  • Collograph – using types of different textures and shapes you’ll build your own collograph plate to produce an edition A4 print.

  • Lino Printing – using soft cut lino, you’ll carve your own block to produce an edition of A4 prints using our Albion press.

  • Screen Printing – using paper stencils first and then using photographic emulsion you’ll produce an edition of 10 screenprints onto A3 paper.

  • In the final week, there will be an opportunity to revisit and explore the process and techniques you enjoyed the most. Throughout the course, you will learn about printmaking terminology and relevant contextual artists to start you on your printing journey.

Tutor name: Bobshaped (Rachel Richardson)

Bobshaped is an artist and facilitator based in West Yorkshire. Pattern, repeats, layers, colours, nature, technology, craft, packaging and architecture are some of the things that inform her work. Sometimes there is a bit of humour thrown in for good measure. You can find examples of her work on her website:

Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @bobshaped

Who is the Workshop for?

This course is suitable for adults who are complete beginners or those who wish to refresh their previous skills in printmaking. You don’t need to feel confident with drawing as all the processes covered on this course lend themselves to great colour, shape and pattern exploration.

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

All equipment and tools will be provided for you including various papers, plates, screens, inks and materials to explore all processes. Feel free to bring along sketchbooks, images or books for inspiration if you have any. We recommend wearing old clothes or bringing an apron in case you get a bit inky!

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Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE




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