Courses

 

All courses listed below are now fully booked and no further places can be allocated on the courses running this summer.


We will be running more courses again in the Autumn, starting around mid-September, and will be advertising these in August. Please note that bookings for all courses will close exactly one week prior to the start of the course.




It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist or designer, are preparing a portfolio to apply for a degree or Foundation programme or if you’ve never picked up a pencil before, we’ve got something to offer you so the courses and workshops are a great way of trying out new skills or for further developing your practice.

To sign up for our mailing list and receive updates on our programme of courses, email your contact details to coas@cardiffmet.ac.uk .


 

CERAMICS

Sculpting and Hand Building, Tuesdays from 17 April 2018

Date: Tuesdays, starts 17 April 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £195
Tutor: AJ Stockwell
Level: Beginner (all welcome)

This course will aim to develop student's skills in working with clay, including coiling, slab-building and pinching. Students will be encouraged to explore and experiment with hand-building techniques and surface decoration, for example masking with coloured slips.

Students will be introduced to artists and designers working with hand-building techniques and therefore their awareness of contemporary ceramics will be broadened.

Over the course of the 10 weeks students will:
Learn how to use traditional hand-building techniques and apply these to their own ideas.
Develop skills in working with clay through a variety of techniques.
Make a series of objects in clay that will be fired, decorated and glazed.
Gain knowledge on the context of ceramics in art and design.

What to bring with you: An Apron, towel, camera for documentation (can be a smart phone), sketchbook and pencils/pens.


Pottery, Wednesdays from 18 April 2018

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Date: Wednesdays, starts 18 April 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £195
Tutor: Margo Schmidt
Level: Beginner (all welcome)

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel! A step by step class learning how to hand throw pots. This class is suitable for both complete beginners as well as those who would like to improve their throwing skills. 

Beginners will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls, and those who already have some throwing skills may want to explore handles, lids and other embellishments - whether thrown or handbuilt. 

This fun-packed class will also give the choice of learning a wide variety of surface decoration techniques which can transform even the most basic pots into unique pieces! 

Together we will glaze the pots at the end of the course, and they will be kiln fired for you to take home and keep at no extra cost. 

To bring with you: Remember to bring a small towel/t-towel (we provide aprons), and wear something you don’t mind getting dirty as pottery is messy!


Pottery, Thursdays from 19 April 2018

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Date:Thursdays, starts 19 April 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £195 (£175.50 for current Cardiff Met undergraduate or post-graduate students)
Tutor: Margo Schmidt
Level: Beginner (all welcome)

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel! A step by step class learning how to hand throw pots. This class is suitable for both complete beginners as well as those who would like to improve their throwing skills. 

Beginners will learn how to throw cylinders and bowls, and those who already have some throwing skills may want to explore handles, lids and other embellishments - whether thrown or handbuilt. 

This fun-packed class will also give the choice of learning a wide variety of surface decoration techniques which can transform even the most basic pots into unique pieces! 

Together we will glaze the pots at the end of the course, and they will be kiln fired for you to take home and keep at no extra cost. 

To bring with you: Remember to bring a small towel/t-towel (we provide aprons), and wear something you don’t mind getting dirty as pottery is messy!


 

DRAWING

Creative Drawing, Monday evenings from 9 April

Date: Mondays, starts 9th April 2018, 7 – 9pm
Course length: 6 weeks
Price: £110
Tutor: Claire Hiett
Level: All welcome

This course will explore and develop exciting new work through combining and experimenting with a variety of drawing materials, techniques and processes. Learn how to loosen up and enjoy drawing in a variety of different ways.

This course is suited to anyone wishing to develop existing drawing skills through experimenting, as well as those looking to develop portfolio work. It is available to all backgrounds and to anyone curious about exploring a variety of drawing materials through exciting new combinations; an opportunity to acquire new skills.

Students who partake in this course will gain an improved confidence in using a variety of materials and will develop their observational and creative drawing skills. As well as enhancing their visual recording skills they will gain confidence in evaluating own outcomes and reviewing work to develop.

Students will need to bring with them: A hard cover sketch book – A5, A4 or A3 with good quality cartridge paper. A variety of wet and dry drawing materials. Pritt stick, scissors, scalpel blade. Fixative, masking tape, plastic eraser, various types of paper – sugar, pre-printed, old books, old maps.


Life Drawing, Tuesdays from 17 April 2018

Date:Tuesdays, starts 17 April 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Christopher Holloway
Level: All levels

Life drawing offers the opportunity to draw and study the human form over ten focused classes. This is an open to all class, which will appeal to all levels including beginners.

Sessions are structured to give a diverse range of poses to draw from, covering both short and extended poses. This gives you the opportunity to experiment with different exercises to develop your observational practice. Longer poses will give you more time to develop more considered drawings and help to expand your own personal learning approach to drawing.

This is a taught class within a studio environment, whereby experimentation is encouraged and where we can learn through drawing itself. One to one tuition and feedback will be provided throughout.

To bring with you: One box of willow charcoal, some drawing pencils and an eraser for the first session, A1 white cartridge paper will be available at the class. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily before the course commences.


An Introduction to Drawing, Wednesdays from 18 April 2018

Date: Wednesdays, starts 18 April 2018, 7.00-9.00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Christopher Holloway
Level: Beginner

Develop your drawing skills within the studio environment by exploring a range of different methods and approaches to drawing.

We will be experimenting with observational practice, drawing inspiration from still-life, the figure, and a range of observational drawing situations.

The course will cover a study of line, tone, composition and working with scale. This will be introduced through taught method and questioning practice.

This course will lead us to a greater understanding of the principles of drawing, with a mind-set towards responding and discovering further how drawing can develop for you individually. This is supported with one to one tuition and feedback throughout.

To bring with you: One box of willow charcoal, some drawing pencils and an eraser for the first session, A1 white cartridge paper will be available at the class. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily before the course commences.


Advanced Life Drawing and Painting in Oils and Acrylics, Tuesdays from 24 April 2018

Date: Tuesdays, starts 24 April 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Freya Dooley
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Studio based sessions with a model each week. This is a course for those who wish to develop skills in composition, observation, drawing and painting from a model, experimenting with unfamiliar or more challenging processes and exercises. Gain a wider knowledge of varied approaches to the body in modern and contemporary art, and increase your confidence in working with the figure. This course utilises a combination of short, dynamic poses and longer set-ups with a model, nude and clothed.

Weeks 1-5 - A focus on drawing. Exercises in experimenting with techniques, materials and approaches.

Weeks 5-10 – A focus on painting, situating the figure, creating more resolved work.

This course is ideal for those who have some experience of working from a life model, with a willingness to try new processes. Experience in painting, drawing and working with the figure is not essential if the student is willing to challenge themselves. This course will not cover the technical basics of painting. Using paint is optional but encouraged.

Students will need to bring with them: Canvases, sketchbook and basic drawing materials including charcoal, pencils, rubber etc. Easels and boards are provided, cartridge paper available for purchase per sheet. If painting, Artists' or Student Quality Oil Colour: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Phthalocyanine Blue, Coerulium Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White. Also: rags, palette, palette knives, flat ended brushes (5 mm, 1cm, 2cm), white spirit or turpentine. You can find these at Pen and Paper, Royal Arcade, Cardiff or Hobbycraft.


Tymhorau’r Ardd/Seasons in the Garden, Sundays in 2018

Dates:
Sunday February 18th 2018, 10am - 1pm
Sunday March 18th 2018, 10am - 1pm
Sunday April 22nd 2018, 10am - 1pm
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10am - 1pm
Course length: 4 sessions - February to May
Price: £160 (£140 for current Cardiff Met undergraduate or post-graduate students)
Tutor: Claire Hiett
Level: All levels
Location: Meet in CSAD foyer and then work in the CSAD studios and print workshop and across the CSAD Campus and Community Garden.

The aim of this course is to introduce a variety of drawing and visual recording methods by way of studying a particular subject matter as it changes season by season. It will include practical sessions within the garden (weather permitting) and studio based sessions focusing on drawing, painting and printmaking. 

The workshops will help improve your confidence in applying visual recording techniques and develop or extend your understanding of how to record a particular subject matter. The workshops will enable you to evaluate own outcomes and review work to develop. The workshops will include demonstrations and discussion of exemplar materials and the use of primary source drawing and secondary source imagery. 

 What to bring with you: A concertina sketchbook (available from COAS shop), pencils or graphite sticks (4B – 9B), fineliners, drawing inks, watercolour paint, masking fluid, a variety of paint brushes, charcoal, soft pastels, fixative, plastic erasers approx. 7cm x 4cm. 

 Who is the course aimed at? All levels welcome. Suitable for those interested in developing drawing, painting and printmaking skills and with interest in recording the changes that take place as a garden matures. Learners looking to acquire some new skills or who are curious about learning new techniques. Anyone with an interest in visual recording or looking to develop a portfolio. 

 Any additional Information e.g. useful books to read/current exhibitions to see?
Elsworth Kelly Plant Drawings
 Any botanical art book
 Kew Gardens reference material e.g. Shirley Sherwood
 Michael Landy Nourishment series

Saturday Sketchbook,Saturdays during 2018

Dates:Saturday 24th March 2018, 10am -2pm
Course length: 1 session - students are very welcome to book onto more than one session
Price: £40 persession (£36 for current Cardiff Met undergraduate or post-graduate students)
Tutor: Claire Hiett
Level: All welcome

Location: Meet in the CSAD foyer. The tutor will be taking the students around the Campus and to Llandaf village and to Llandaf Fields, weather permitting, as well as working in the CSAD studios in N Block.

The aim of these workshops is to demystify the process of compiling an interesting sketchbook, whilst developing your observational drawing skills in the beautiful and inspirational landscape of Llandaf (weather permitting). Should the weather not enable plein air drawing, studio based activities will be organised. We will also explore the potential of various wet and dry drawing materials.

Students are very welcome to book on to more than one workshop.

What do students need to bring with them? A hard cover sketch book - A5, A4 or A3. A variety of wet and dry drawing materials. Pritt stick, scissors, scalpel blade. Fixative, masking tape, plastic eraser.

Who is the course aimed at? All levels welcome. Suitable for those developing mixed media sketchbooks and working with a range of small scale ideas. Anyone wishing to re-engage with using a sketchbook after a prolonged break. Potential students developing a portfolio and needing a sketchbook to apply for a course. Those who are curious about compiling interesting sketchbooks and are looking for a deeper understanding of the subject. Anyone looking to acquire some new skills.

Any prerequisites for joining the course? An interest in visual recording and keeping a sketchbook/visual diary. An interest in compiling sketchbooks for personal progression. An interest in exploring a variety of drawing materials.

Any additional Information e.g. useful books to read/current exhibitions to see?
Sketchbooks Grayson Perry.
John Constable - extensive sky studies.
Turner’s sketchbooks - extensive travel.
Sketchbook of Picasso - Je Suis le Cahier.
Instagram - #tatesketchbook
The Sketchbook Project - Brooklyn Art Library N. Y.

 

MAKING

Creating Collage, Thursdays from 19 April 2018

Date: Thursdays, starts 19 April 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 5 weeks
Price: £95
Tutor: AJ Stockwell
Level: Beginners

Students will be assisted to explore and experiment with collage as a creative medium. For example, through using methods such as photomontage and in doing so explore different themes.

Students will be introduced to the context of collage in art history and give examples of key artists who use/d collage techniques (such as Peter Blake and Hannah Hoch).

By the end of the course learners will:
Be able to confidently use collage in a creative context.
Have developed a series of thematic collages.
Have gained knowledge on the context of collage in art history.
Have researched contemporary artists using collage.
What do you need to bring with you?
Sketchbook; pencils/pens; camera or smartphone for documentation.


Summer Art Club, Saturdays from 21 April 2018

Date: Saturdays, starts 21 April 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Course length: 10 weeks
Price: £180
Tutor: AJ Stockwell
Level: Beginners (16+)

You will learn to examine and develop visual ideas through a variety of 2D and 3D media and methods. Over the 10 weeks students will participate in a series of workshops exploring different 2D & 3D techniques such as college, drawing, painting and wire sculpture.

You will be encouraged to explore ideas through independent sketchbook work and will be introduced to historical and contemporary art practices, which will allow you to gain a greater sense of critical awareness and where your work sits within the broader artistic context. The combination of directed workshops and your own sketchbook development will equip you with the skills to solve problems creatively through research and practice.

Students will need to bring with them: sketchbook; pens; pencils; rubber; acrylic paint; brushes; masking tape; camera or smartphone for documentation.


PAINTING

Still Life in Acrylics, 14-15 April 2018

Date: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018 10am – 2pm
Course length: 2 sessions
Price: £95
Tutor: Sebastian Alpin
Level: All welcome

This course aims to develop your ability to paint a still life in acrylics. You will develop knowledge and understanding of tonal value, negative/positive space, light and local colour, measurement and proportion, glazes and impasto as well as colour palettes.

This course aims to explore the many decisions that need to be made to achieve a harmonious painting and to communicate form, distance and mood. This course will reinforce the practice of using values to describe how light creates form but then move on to see how an understanding of colour “temperature” and “saturation” will determine the effectiveness of what we aim to achieve.

We will do exercises to test out theories and see how we can make the inherent properties of colours work for and not against us. We’ll be using still life objects in the studio as studies, that will clarify how colour is an effect of light rather than an inherent property and will be comparing our findings with painters both before and after the discoveries of impressionism.

The workshop will introduce us to principles of colour mixing and the advantages of using a limited palette so that we begin to deepen our understanding of how colours react visually by isolating the characteristics that we want to employ. By concentrating on focused studies we can engage with painting terminology that helps us make sense of colour and begin to develop our own preferred palette.

To bring with you: Acrylic paint colours: titanium white, zinc (mixing) white, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, pthalo or prussian blue (green shade), ultramarine blue, black. A palette, synthetic brushes, thick cartridge paper (300gsm) or canvas boards of minimum A3 size.

Lunch: Please note that the cafes on site are closed at weekends so it would be good idea to bring a packed lunch. You will find tea and coffee making facilities and hot drinks machines on site.

Call us on 029 2020 5898 to book your place.

Painting in Oils and Acrylics, Intermediate/Advanced, Mondays from 16 April 2018

Date: Mondays, starts 16 April 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 weeks
Price: £180
Tutor: Freya Dooley
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

The course will develop your confidence and approach to painting in oil and acrylics and skills in composition, colour and observation. You will work with a range of subject matter, with an emphasis on working with a life model and still life. You are encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and processes to develop your painting, this could include drawing, collage and working towards abstraction.

Each term Freya explores a different theme with the class which students follow more or less closely as best meets their needs. Though not essential, this class is recommended for students with confidence in the basics and some experience in painting and colour mixing.

Painters will need to bring with them: Canvases, sketchbook and basic drawing materials including charcoal, pencils etc. Easels and boards are provided. Artists' or Student Quality Oil Colour: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Phthalocyanine Blue, Coerulium Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White. Also: rags, palette, palette knives, flat-ended brushes (5 mm, 1cm, 2cm), linseed oil, white spirit or turpentine. You can find these at Pen and Paper, Royal Arcade, Cardiff or Hobbycraft.


Painting for Beginners/Intermediate, Thursdays from 19 April 2018

Date: Thursdays, starts 19 April 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Laura Welsman
Level: Beginner / Intermediate

This course will assist with the development of an individual painting style whilst experimenting with an exciting range of materials. Subject matter will include observational studies, creating compositions and learning how to use paint to develop a style.

Each session will consist of a technical demonstration, introducing you to a new process or medium. You will then have the option to work on multiple smaller paintings, or build on one or two continuous works. During the workshops, books and images of artworks will be available for inspiration as well as one to one tutor support.

To bring with you: A variety of sized brushes, palette knives, fabric rags, an apron/overall, jars for water/white spirit. Paints to bring include a variety of acrylics or oils or gouache, only primary colours and white are needed! Paper is available though you may wish to bring a canvas or board. You will not need top of the range equipment or materials for this class, the aim is to experiment with what you can source.

No painting experience is required, just a desire to experiment and to learn how to use paint.


Advanced Life Drawing and Painting in Oils and Acrylics, Tuesdays from 24 April 2018

Date: Tuesdays, starts 24 April 2018, 7:00-9:00pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Freya Dooley
Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Studio based sessions with a model each week. This is a course for those who wish to develop skills in composition, observation, drawing and painting from a model, experimenting with unfamiliar or more challenging processes and exercises. Gain a wider knowledge of varied approaches to the body in modern and contemporary art, and increase your confidence in working with the figure. This course utilises a combination of short, dynamic poses and longer set-ups with a model, nude and clothed.

Weeks 1-5 - A focus on drawing. Exercises in experimenting with techniques, materials and approaches.

Weeks 5-10 – A focus on painting, situating the figure, creating more resolved work.

This course is ideal for those who have some experience of working from a life model, with a willingness to try new processes. Experience in painting, drawing and working with the figure is not essential if the student is willing to challenge themselves. This course will not cover the technical basics of painting. Using paint is optional but encouraged.

Students will need to bring with them: Canvases, sketchbook and basic drawing materials including charcoal, pencils, rubber etc. Easels and boards are provided, cartridge paper available for purchase per sheet. If painting, Artists' or Student Quality Oil Colour: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Phthalocyanine Blue, Coerulium Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White. Also: rags, palette, palette knives, flat ended brushes (5 mm, 1cm, 2cm), white spirit or turpentine. You can find these at Pen and Paper, Royal Arcade, Cardiff or Hobbycraft.


Landscape Painting in Watercolour, 12-13 May 2018

Date: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018 10am – 2pm
Course length: 2 sessions
Price: £95
Tutor: Sebastian Alpin
Level: All welcome

This course aims to develop your ability to paint a landscape in watercolour. You will develop knowledge and understanding of tonal value, negative/positive space, light and local colour, measurement and proportion as well as reduced palettes and washes.

We will examine how to make the very particular properties of watercolours work for and not against us. This medium is considered a hard technique to master because there is less room to modify a painting once colour has been applied. Having said that, successful watercolours paintings have a luminosity that is hard to achieve in other media. We’ll be marvelling at great works of art in water colour and attempting to decipher the key elements that make them so successful.

If the weather is clement we will see how to approach “plein air” water colour sketching that will capture the visual elements of the scene and provide a springboard for more finished studio work. By gaining the confidence of working outdoors and making informed decision about composition and colour we can incorporate the wonderful outdoors into our studio practice.

To bring with you: water colour set, tube of white gouache, watercolour brushes, thick watercolour paper (300gsm) either in blocks of A3 or ¼ imperial size loose sheets, water container, absorbent cloth and a light-weight folding stool.

Lunch: Please note that the cafes on site are closed at weekends so it would be good idea to bring a packed lunch. You will find tea and coffee making facilities and hot drinks machines on site.

Call us on 029 2020 5898 to book your place.

 

PRINTMAKING

Introduction to printmaking techniques, Mondays and Wednesdays

Date: Wed 18th & 25th April 6.30-8.30pm
Mon 30th April & 14th May 6.30-8.30pm
Wed 16th & 23rd May 6.30-8.30pm

Course length: 6 weeks
Price: £120
Tutor: Tom Martin, Laura Lillie, Nigel Bowles
Level: All levels

This course will allow you to have a taster of all 3 of the printmaking courses on offer through Cardiff Open Art School: relief, intaglio and screenprinting. You may wish to go on to complete one of the 10 week, more in depth courses in the area of printmaking that you enjoy most from these sessions.

The course will therefore cover a host of demonstrations of the techniques and processes of screenprint, relief and intaglio printmaking, delivered in a fully equipped printmaking workshop. Students will produce a range of prints/artworks using these technical printmaking processes. The sessions will run as follows:

Relief printmaking with Tom Martin
Wednesday 18th & 25th April, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Intaglio Printmaking with Laura Lillie
Monday 30th & 14th May, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Screenprinting with Nigel Bowles
Wednesday 16th & 23rd May, 6.30 – 8.30pm

What do students need to bring with them: Wear clothes that they do not mind getting messy, or an apron.


Screen Printing for Beginners, Mondays from 16 April 2018

Date: Mondays, starts 16 April 2018 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Nigel Bowles
Level: All levels

This ten-week programme will introduce simple techniques of screen printmaking on paper by hand, for those students with little or no previous experience of the medium. The emphasis will be on developing drawings, photographs, or any other two dimensional designs into works produced on paper.

There will be opportunities to discuss your prints with the tutor, and to attempt more complex projects that require some knowledge of image manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop.

All specialist materials for the course will be provided.


Expressive Portfolio Printmaking: Drypoint and Monoprint, Tuesdays from 17 April 2018

Date: Tuesdays, starting 17 April 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Laura Lillie
Level: Beginner / Intermediate (all welcome)

Whether you are new to printmaking altogether, or have previous printmaking experience and a desire to build your portfolio, this course will provide you with the skills and professional application to make exciting and expressive work.

Each week you will be introduced to new printmaking techniques and ways of building on your ideas. Step by step and hands-on demonstrations will be followed by individual workshop time, where you will put into practice the skills you have learnt.

You will be encouraged to have fun with processes and to challenge yourself with new ideas and ways of creating refined, atmospheric prints. The final weeks of the course will transition from demonstration-focused sessions to independent workshop time, giving you the chance to develop your ideas with continual guidance from the tutor.

You will be introduced to a wide variety of artist quality materials along with specialist printmaking papers, tools and implements. For 10 weeks, you will be situated in a working printmaking studio with access to four intaglio presses. Setting Drypoint and Monoprint into context, you will also learn how artists have used other printmaking processes to similar effect and how these might be combined in the home studio.

Glossary:

Intaglio: Intaglio is an umbrella term to describe any printmaking process that involves an impression being taken from below the surface of a printing plate. Unlike relief printing processes (which include woodblock and linocut), ink is often applied to incisions or a scratched texture. Intaglio processes include drypoint, acid etching and collagraph.

Drypoint: Characterised by a rich / velvety etched line, drypoint can be described as one of the most immediate forms of etching. Lines and tone can be built up using a number of sharp tools/abrasives. This process can be combined with numerous other printmaking techniques including monoprint to produce dynamic, colourful and often highly evocative prints.

Monoprint: A planographic (flat surface) printmaking process, monoprinting is often underestimated in terms of its wide reaching scope. Of the printmaking processes, it is the most ‘painterly’ and lends itself to broad, gestural mark making. Ink is applied to a plate (often plastic or aluminium), manipulated in a number of ways and - as the name suggests - a one-off print is produced.

What to bring:
A pencil case including: Pencil, biro, ruler, scissors
Old clothes / apron
(Optional) latex/nitrile gloves


Experimental Lino Printmaking, Thursdays from 26 April 2018

Date: Thursdays, starting 26 April 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
Course length: 10 sessions
Price: £180
Tutor: Tom Martin
Level: All levels

During this 10 week course you will explore the many unusual ways that lino can be used, from reduction technique, using power tools to make marks, caustic etching to 'bite' blocks, Chin collé (the use of collage), multi-block printing and unusual inking methods such as rainbow rolling. You will create exciting and dynamic prints that perhaps break the traditional view that lino is a black and white/graphic process.

You will also be introduced to many artists who use lino in unpredictable ways and will have the opportunity to see examples of their work.

This course is aimed at beginners and also those who wish to develop their existing skills. All materials will be supplied.

We have a lovely printmaking studio with plenty of room to work in plus you will have the chance to use our ‘Albion’ and ‘Columbian’ presses that date from the 1800s!

What to bring with you: Printmaking can be messy so either wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty or bring along an apron.