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Introduction to Printmaking

As you draw more you might start wondering how to take your drawings further, making images that go beyond the practical exercises of life and portrait studies. While painting is a common approach for artists, some often shy away from printmaking because they don’t understand what it is, so in this intensive one-day workshop we will explore the mysteries of print and reveal it’s potential.


Participants will be introduced to three of the main printmaking families; relief print, intaglio print and planographic print. Using the collection of printmaking presses on offer at Draw, we will explore collagraph, drypoint and kitchen lithography, finishing the day with three small print editions.

The session is open to all abilities & levels of experience and Scarlett will be on hand to guide you through the processes and to offer help and informal feedback throughout the day.


How will it work? 

The session will start at 10am and you are welcome to arrive from 9:45. When you get to New England House you’ll need to come to the main doors next to the Building Managers Office on Level 3 and call the number on the door to be admitted. Once you’re at the session you’ll need to show a digital or printed receipt as proof of booking, then you’re ready to go! We’ll have several tea breaks over the course of the day and will take a lunch break in the afternoon.

Materials will be provided and you'll need to bring your own apron, reference imagery or a sketchbook, and a folder to take your prints home in at the end of the day.

After the workshop you are welcome to continue printing at the Draw studio at one of the Print Club sessions.



Here’s what we are doing to protect everybody at Draw:

  • We are monitoring ventilation with a CO2 meter to ensure the space remains well ventilated
  • We use an air purifying unit with HEPA filters and a UV system
  • Session numbers are strictly capped to allow plenty of space between people
  • We keep the studio clean and provide free hand sanitiser 
  • Our tutors & models are paid sick pay and won’t attend a session if unwell

Here’s what you can do to help protect vulnerable people and keep our sessions open:

  • Take a lateral flow test before coming along (details HERE)
  • Get fully vaccinated - it is quick, safe and easy (details HERE)
  • Please don’t come to the session if you are unwell – you will always get a full refund
  • Consider wearing a facemask to protect other people at the session


This session costs £75, or £50 for students. If you can’t afford to come to the session, please get in touch and we will find a way to help. 


Tuition & feedback

This course is designed for those who have never done any printmaking before and those with some experience. If you’d like to learn some skills first, you might want to try one of Scarlett’s online printmaking courses.

After the session you can post your prints on the Draw community Facebook group HERE and you are welcome to tag us with @draw_brighton and #drawbrighton on Instagram & Twitter!



If you have any accessibility needs, please do let us know - we’re keen to do everything we can to make sure you can enjoy the classes here. The building has a wheelchair ramp at the North side of the New England Street entrance and lifts up to level 5. 

Time: 10:00 → 17:00
Location: The Draw Studio

Tuition: TutoredOngoing Course


( £50.00)

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