Student Opportunities

Print days in the studio

Options for studio printmaking days for students of all ages and abilities are:

1 A typical taster day would include 2 print techniques, for example Lino Cuts including use of paper stencils to create multi colour relief prints plus Dry Point intaglio prints allowing the students to use both Relief and Etching presses. This gives the students an understanding of 2 opposing processes - both printing from the surface/Relief and from the drawn line/Intaglio.
Other options to combine with Dry Point are Monoprinting which gives the opportunity to combine both techniques to create hybrid prints, or Collagraphs, these plates need to be pre made (instructions provided) and can be printed both Relief and Intaglio.

2 Students major on one technique allowing time to develop the technique much further and work to a larger scale. Choose from Monoprinting, Dry Point or Lino.

These days extend the use of media in support of the curriculum with finished pieces of work, provide material for sketchbooks, and give students the use of facilities not available in school plus a unique opportunity to work with artist printmakers in a professional print studio.

Cost - £35.50 per head including tuition and all materials up to A4 in size.
A supplement will be charged for sessions where all plates have been pre-made prior to the visit: pre-etched/cut plates of £3.70 per A5 plate and £5.00 per A4 plate.

There is a minimum charge for 16 students. Maximum group size 20.

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Specialist Sixth Form Days

We can provide specialist training in advanced printmaking techniques for small groups students who wish to extend their knowledge of Fine Art Printmaking. Tuition is available from specialist tutors in Solar plate, Introduction to Screenprinting, Photo screen, Traditional Etching, Woodcuts, Paper making, Artist Bookmaking and Further Monoprinting creating hybrid prints.

Maximum 6 students typical per technique.
Number days, costs and number students attending vary according to technique.

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Tailor-made day(s) for students of all abilities

Print days can be organised to meet particular needs of individual groups e.g. Gifted and talented or less able students. In addition we can support or help develop particular projects across the year groups.

It is also possible for a small group of students to attend for a longer visit – this enables them to cover several techniques in depth. Some schools have been able to obtain sponsorship from local businesses to fund these experiences.

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Student Portfolio Day

An opportunity for students to add to coursework, sketchbooks and / or boost portfolios for University interviews. Work with artist tutor on a couple of different print techniques in professional studio. Suitable for students 13 years and over in support of GCSE, A'level and IB work.

Friday 8th April & 28th October. 10am to 4pm.
Cost - £45 including all materials. Maximum 8 spaces available.

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