CPSC Certificate in Printmaking

30 Week
Mondays from 9 January 2017 or Thursdays from 7 September 2017
10am - 4pm

£875 per term

CPSC Certificate in Printmaking

30-week course CPSC Certificate in Printmaking led by Hannah Webb MA on Mondays or Emma James BA on Fridays – this changes to Thursdays from September 2017. Additional specialist tutors support the lead tutors throughout the programme Assessment by Stanley Jones MBE and Chloe Cheese MA RCA

This course offers participants an opportunity to study printmaking and gain The Curwen Print Study Centre Certificate (in Fine Art Printmaking). The course aims to introduce students to diverse printmaking methods, techniques and approaches. A high level of technical support and individual tuition enables students to gain competence in a range of processes, whilst also exploring and developing their own ideas through the medium of printmaking. In order to ensure good access to equipment and provide quality tuition, the Certificate course numbers are limited to 8, and for more complex techniques the group is split into smaller groups of 4. The culmination of 30 weeks’ work leads to the opportunity to exhibit in the Studio and celebrate the skills achieved, with invited guests at a Private View. Suitable for all abilities.

Term 1 – Introductory

An Introductory level of printmaking skills, including an induction day which underpins printmaking during the course. Tutors will introduce Colour Theory, information on use and types of papers and inks, and studio equipment. Printmaking methods studied include Intaglio (Drypoint), Relief (Lino), Collagraph, Monoprinting, and Screen Printing. During this term, students have Tutor supported personal development days to revisit and further the techniques studied, and develop their own work and interest.

Continuous assessment throughout the course with assessment by Lead Tutor at the end of the term.

1 day per week for 10 weeks, 10am – 4pm:
Mondays from 9 January to 20 March (excluding 13 February)
or Thursdays from 7 September to 16 November (excluding 26 October).

Cost: Term 1 – 10 weeks £875, (£900 from September 2017) per person, including materials.
Maximum 8 places.

Term 2 – Intermediate

An opportunity to extend printmaking knowledge, skills and individual practice. This 10-week term focuses on Traditional Etching and Photoscreen. Personal development days are technically and creatively supported, giving students the ability to continuously develop their own body of work.

Final assessment of Terms 2 & 3 by Stanley Jones MBE and Chloe Cheese MA RCA.

1 day per week for 10 weeks, 10am – 4pm:
Fridays from 13 January to 31 March (24 March optional Open Access day) for those who attended Term 1 in 2016
or Mondays from 3 April to 17 July (excluding 10 & 17 April, 1 & 29 May, 19 June), with optional open access on 10 July and Assessment on 17 July.

Students on this term must have attended Term 1 – Introductory course.
Cost: Term 2 – 10 weeks £875 (£900 from January 2018) per person, including materials.

Term 3 – Further Professional Practice

The final term of the course provides the students with the opportunity to further develop their existing skills, or take part in advanced technical workshops. Creative time to focus on personal projects and direction is supported by technical support from the Tutors in preparation for the final assessment and exhibition. Students may choose to produce a small ‘Edition’ enabling them to achieve a higher level of assessment, although this is optional. Continuous assessment throughout the course enables student and tutors to identify areas for individual development.

The final assessment in Term 3 is through the development and realisation of a body of printed work to be discussed with and assessed by Stanley Jones MBE, Chloe Cheese MA RCA and Lead tutor. An exhibition/private view of work celebrating the skills achieved will be held at the end of Term 3 (students completing the course at the end of Term 2 will be invited back to take part).

1 day per week for 11 weeks (including Final Show date), 10am – 4pm:
Fridays from 5 May to 21 July (excluding 2 June), with optional open access on 14 July plus Assessment on 21 July and Final Show on Saturday 22 July
or Mondays from 4 September to 20 November (excluding 23 October), with optional open access on 13 November plus Assessment on 20 November and Final Show Saturday 25 November.

Students on this term must have attended Term 1 & 2.
Cost: £920 per person (£950 from 2018), including materials.

New Additional open access days are available at normal Open Access rates should students require extra studio time in lead up to Term 2 & Term 3 assessments.


A deposit of £50 per day is required to confirm the booking, with the exception of Certificate Course which requires £300 deposit (cash, bank transfer or cheque only).
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Curwen Print Study Centre’. The balance is due on the first day of the course or start of each term.

Certificate fees are paid in 6 instalments across the 3 terms.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid. (In respect of Certificate courses 20 working days notice is required.)

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.