CPSC Certificate in Printmaking

31 Week
Monday 8 January or Thursday 6 September
10am - 4pm

£900 per term

CPSC Certificate in Printmaking

Led by Hannah Webb MA on Mondays & Emma James BA on Thursdays, plus additional specialist tutors throughout the course. Assessment by Master Printer Stanley Jones MBE and Chloe Cheese MA RCA

An opportunity to study printmaking in depth and achieve the Curwen Print Study Centre Certificate (in Fine Art Printmaking). Students are introduced 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 while exploring and developing their own creative ideas. Places are limited to 8, ensuring good access to equipment and bespoke tuition. For more complex techniques the group is split into smaller groups. The course culminates in an Exhibition and Private View in the Studio to showcase and celebrate the printmaking skills achieved. Suitable for all abilities.

Term 1 – Introductory (10 weeks)

An introductory level of printmaking skills. The Induction & Orientation Day begins with a studio tour before students move onto colour theory and the types inks and papers which underpin the printmaking methods taught during the course.
Printmaking Methods covered: Drypoint (intaglio) Lino (relief) Collagraph Monoprinting using Drawing and Painting Screen Printing
There will also be planned personal development days when the tutor gives support alongside opportunities to revisit techniques and develop your own work.
Continuous assessment occurs throughout the course with an end of term assessment by the Lead Tutor.

Monday: 8 January to 19 March (excluding 12 February).
Thursday: 6 September to 15 November (excluding 25 October).
All days 10.00 – 4.00.

Cost: Term 1 (10 weeks) £900, (£950 from September 2018) per person, including materials. Fees across Term 1 & 2 can be paid in four installments.
Maximum 8 places. Students must attend a minimum of both Term 1 & Term 2

Term 2 – Intermediate (10 weeks)

An opportunity to develop and extend printmaking knowledge, skills and individual pratice.

Printmaking Methods covered:
Etching - Hard and Soft Ground and Aquatint
Photo Screen

The planned personal development days continue as for Term 1 with tutors providing technical and creative support to give students the ability to continuously develop their own body of work.
Final assessment of Terms 2 & 3 will be with Stanley Jones MBE, Chloe Cheese MA RCA and the Lead tutor.

Monday: 16 April to 16 July (excluding 7 & 28 May, 18 June). July 9 is an optional Open Access day. Final Assessment is on 16 July. Students must have attended Term 1.
Thursday: 11 January to 29 March (excluding 15 February), for those who attended Term 1 in 2017. March 22 is an optional Open Access day.
All days 10.00 - 4.00.

Cost: Term 2 (10 weeks) starting in April 2018, £900 per person including all materials; starting in January 2019, £950 per person including all materials.
Maximum 8 places. Students attend a minimum of both Term 1 & Term 2

Term 3 – Further (11 weeks including Final Show date)

The final term provides students with the opportunity and support to expand and hone their existing skills alongside the chance to take part in advanced technical workshops.

Printmaking Methods covered:
Reduction Lino
Monoprinting using Textures and Found Objects
Etching Sugarlift with Aquatint

Personal creative studio time focuses on individual projects and interests, supported by Tutors in preparation for the Final Assessment and Exhibition. Students may choose to produce an ‘Edition’ of 5 prints to achieve a higher level of assessment, although this is optional. Continuous assessment throughout the course identifies possibilities for individual development. The Final Term 3 Assessment with Stanley Jones MBE, Chloe Cheese MA RCA and the Lead Tutor, looks at the portfolio of prints developed and produced during this time. Students are supported in the organisation of their end of term Exhibition & Private View - to provide additional skills and experiences in this aspect of working as a professional Artist Printmaker. (Students completing at the end of Term 2 are invited to take part in the exhibition).

Monday: 10 September to 12 November (excluding 22 October). November 19 is an optional Open Access day. Assessment is on 26 November. Final Show is on Saturday 1 December.
Thursday: 19 April to 12th July (excluding 31 May & 21 June). July 5 is an optional Open Access. Assessment is on 12 July. Final Show is on Saturday 14 July.
All days 10.00 – 4.00.

Cost: Term 3 (11 weeks) starting September 2018, £920 per person including all materials; starting April 2019, £975 per person including all materials.
Students on this term must have attended Term 1 & 2

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 £400 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.