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Printmaking Course – Aug 24

28 September @ 10:30 - 29 September @ 15:30

£85.00 – £170.00

Printmaking Course – Event Details


On this printmaking course, you will learn how to create wonderfully expressive prints using both the mono-printing and dry point etching processes. Furthermore, you learn how to create vibrant and colourful background pieces by exploring watercolour techniques.

Due to the guided practice and practical demonstrations offered throughout the course, it is suitable for all ability levels. Please note that attendees are limited to 8 people to ensure that everyone can receive the help and support that they require.

The course will be led by Sharon Brookes who is a practising artist and fully qualified art teacher with nearly 30 years’ experience of teaching art.

The Course Options:

  • The Saturday Introductory Experience runs from 10:30-3:30pm and covers the basics of how to create a print design and use the mono-printing technique.
  • The full weekend course runs from Saturday-Sunday, 10:30am to 3:30pm on each day and offers a more comprehensive programme including using the dry point etching technique.

During the printmaking course, we will explore:

  • Firstly, you will learn how to develop a drawn image suitable for printmaking.
  • You will then receive step-by-step practical demonstrations on how to translate your designs in to print using the mono-printing technique. This technique involves tracing your designs directly in to dry ink to create a print.
  • Furthermore, you will also learn how to create a dry point etching print by transferring your design on to an etching plate. You will learn how to etch your design using specialist pens plus how to ink up your completed plates for print.
  • Lastly, you will have fun exploring expressive watercolour techniques to be used for backgrounds for your prints.
  • By the end of the printmaking course, you will aim to achieve a series of effective prints which you can then proudly take home.

What’s included:

  • Expert guidance by a fully qualified art teacher.
  • Practical demonstrations and exercises on mono-printing and dry point etching techniques.
  • Course notes to take home.
  • All course materials to use on the day.
  • A simple lunch plus tea and coffee on each day.

What you will need to bring:

  • Just yourself! We include all materials and refreshments for your convenience.

Further Details:


We can arrange large-print scripts, if required. Please let us know on booking if you would like to access them. Please note that our bathroom facilities are located on the first floor. For further details on access, please consult our studio facilities page.

If you would like to discuss any access arrangements, please contact Sharon. You will find the contact details at the bottom of the page.


Please see our full address and Google Map link at the bottom of this page. For your convenience, we will also send you detailed directions after you have completed your booking. In the meantime, you may also wish to refer to our Contact Us & Directions page for further details.


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Saturday Introductory Experience in Printmaking
Valid for Saturday 28/09/24 Time: 10:30-15:30 Venue: Backbury House Studio, Checkley, Hereford HR1 4NA
£ 85.00
Weekend Course in Printmaking
Valid for Sat 28/09/24 and Sun 29/09/24 Times: 10:30-15:30 each day Venue: Backbury House Studio, Checkley, Hereford HR1 4NA
£ 170.00


28 September @ 10:30
29 September @ 15:30
£85.00 – £170.00
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Sharon Brookes
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Backbury House Studio
Backbury House, Checkley
Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 4NA United Kingdom
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