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Summer School: Drawing with Print with Scarlett Rebecca

Scarlett Rebecca

Printmaking is an engaging and absorbing process, an act of image making that can enable you to transform your ideas into a spectacular outcome that can’t be replicated in any other medium. During this three-day Summer School, printmaker Scarlett Rebecca will help you to develop your drawings into finished work, guiding you through relief, intaglio and planographic printmaking techniques.

Through a myriad of printmaking processes, we will explore the four pillars of image-making: line, tone, shape and colour. Scarlett will introduce the processes and support you in developing your own personal method of developing an image. On the third day you will have the opportunity to pull together the threads of your investigations to develop a printed edition.

The course is suitable for people who have drawn before but have never done any printmaking, or for more experienced printmakers who want to explore new ways of working. If you have drawings that you’d like to develop into more finished work, if you want to learn more about printmaking or if you want to explore your ideas under expert tuition, this course is for you.

What to expect

Day 1
Line & tone. After an introduction we’ll start the summer school using foil lithography and drypoint engraving to explore mark making techniques in black and white, using a range of wet and dry drawing materials.

Day 2
Colour & shape. On day two we will explore colour, starting the day with a colour mixing demonstration. Using card collagraph and monotype we will employ spontaneous and intuitive painterly mark making with bold graphic texture and shape.

Day 3
Developing personal projects. On the final day we’ll develop personal projects with guidance and feedback from Scarlett, using the processes from the previous days. The course will culminate in a mini exhibition in the studio and group feedback session. And then... off to the pub!

Places are limited to 12 students and pre-booking is essential. If you have any questions email us at info@draw-brighton.co.uk The workshop runs from 10am-5pm on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st August 2024, with a 1-hour lunch break - you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or to pop to the nearby Sainsbury’s, or a café on London Road. There will also be extra teabreaks throughout the day.

What you need to bring

All printmaking tools and materials for the course will be provided, along with padded & backed chairs, drawing boards and tables. Students will need to bring:

  • Sketchbooks of your own drawings to develop during the summer school
  • A few of your favorite drawing materials
  • Apron (and clothes suitable for printmaking in)
  • Folder to take prints home in (Max A3)

Getting to the studio

You’re welcome to arrive from 9.45am on the Monday. Approach New England House from the New England Street side of the building and walk up to the locked blue double doors next to the sign for the ‘Building Manager’s Office’. Wait to be let in or call the number on the door for entry - the studio is on level 5, Unit 1 South, just knock and walk in. There is parking at London Road car park, Elder Place & Trafalgar St car parks; Brighton station is a 5-minute walk from the studio.


The discounted rate is available for anybody on low income, students or Patreon supporters. Sign up to the Draw Patreon from just £3.60 per month to get access to the discount, online life drawing course, live online classes and personal feedback from our tutors. Whether you are a Patreon supporter or not, you can post your drawings on the Draw community Facebook group HERE and you are welcome to tag us with @draw_brighton and #drawbrighton on Instagram.

Safety & accessibility

For the wellbeing of everybody at the class please don’t come to the class if you are ill with contagious symptoms. If you have any accessibility needs, please do let us know beforehand and we will do everything we can to make sure you can enjoy the life classes here. The building has a wheelchair ramp at the North side of the New England Street entrance and lifts up to level 5 with gender-neutral toilets & accessible toilets on floors 4 & 6 accessed by lift. Fixative spraying is not allowed in the studio and is done outside; oil paints will be used at this session and we will be using odourless solvent (no turps) throughout the course - our air purifier and good ventilation help control fumes.

We keep the studio a safe environment by providing:

  • Monitored ventilation (aiming for <900ppm CO2)
  • Air purification with HEPA filters
  • Sick pay for our freelance life models
  • If you have covid, flu or bad cold symptoms we ask you not to attend - you will receive a refund as well as our appreciation!


Bookings are non-refundable. If you are unwell with a contagious illness you may not attend the class - you can request a refund here on Eventbrite and we can issue a full refund, minus Eventbrite's fees. If you are unable to attend, please do get in touch with us on info@draw-brighton.co.uk to discuss the options for giving up your place in exchange for credit at other Draw Brighton courses, or transferring your place to another attendee.

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

Tuition: Summer SchoolTutored


( £265.00)