WHAT WE DO

Here in Curwen Print Study Centre we teach traditional and contemporary printmaking skills to artists, schools; students and teachers, corporate groups and families.

Our education programme is very successful with school students visiting from Cambs, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Herts. They gain by extending the use of media in support of the curriculum with finished pieces of work, material for sketchbooks and portfolios whilst allowing the use of facilities not available in school. Plus they gain from the opportunity to work with artist printmakers. The majority of schools re book every year encouraged by the higher grades achieved at GCSE, AVCE, AS and A2. The content can be adapted to suit all ability levels from the least able to gifted / talented students who need enrichment and extension.

Our general course programme offers something for everyone. There are courses for those new to printmaking and those who have previous experience. We welcome adults of all abilities. The courses vary in duration from 1 day workshops through to a 10 week certificated course and cover a wide variety of printmaking skills. Open access is available to artists who have successfully completed the relevant course. During the summer we offer an adult summer school with guest tutors – Stanley Jones MBE, John Mills ARCA PPRBS FRSA and Chloe Cheese Printmaker and Illustrator. Young artists are not forgotten with fun sessions in the summer including family days where all ages can visit together.

We offer a very flexible approach and are happy to discuss individual needs.

Click here to read some of the many letters of support that we received.

Click here to view our course photos on Flickr

Download our general course and educational programmes

To download our programmes, please right-click a link below and select "Save As" or "Save Link As" from your browser's pop up menu. Alternatively, you can view the document by clicking on the link below however, it is a pdf file so may take a while to load in your browser.

General Course Programme 2014    (1.2 MB)

Educational Programme 2014    (700 KB)


 

OUR HISTORY

The Curwen Print Study Centre was established by Stanley Jones MBE, Master Printer and Director of The Curwen Studio with Sam Alper OBE, managing director of Curwen Chilford Prints as an educational Print making charity.

They identified a need for Fine Art Print making tuition for artists of all ages and abilities.

Since its formation the Curwen Print Centre now supports artists at every level from complete beginners to Masterclass both in the studio and on an outreach basis.

The aim of the study centre is to preserve and develop the experience and skills which form a background to the concept of the artist's original print.

 


PREMISES

Our large, light and airy studio has excellent facilities for workshops in Relief, Intaglio, Monoprinting, Lithography including Zinc plate, Photo Litho and Stone Lithography, Polymer Plate and Screen Printing.

The Curwen Studio - a fine arts editioning house with an outstanding international reputation in lithographic printing is literally next door. Under the direction of Dr Stanley Jones MBE, The Curwen Studio and Curwen Print Study Centre offer a unique experience.