Printing workshops at St Bride’s

If you are in Lon­don, you can try out new print­ing and relat­ed skills. St Bride’s are run­ning cours­es on hand com­po­si­tion, wood engrav­ing, and how to ‘Rebind a paper­back’. For more details of dates and how to book see the St Bride’s web­site.

Courses in Glasgow 2018

The Glas­gow Print Stu­dio will be run­ning a range of cours­es on print­mak­ing tech­niques, such as etch­ing, mez­zotint and wood­cut tech­niques in 2018. Full details and how to book on their web­site.

Papermaking workshop in Dumfries

There are places still avail­able on the intro­duc­to­ry paper­mak­ing work­shop (for adults) at Grace­field Arts Cen­tre in Dum­fries on Sat­ur­day 17 Feb­ru­ary 2018. There is more infor­ma­tion in the brochure: cost £75/£65 con­ces­sions, includ­ing all mate­ri­als & teas/coffees. To book please call 01387 262084.

Letterpress workshop in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a Fes­tive Let­ter­press work­shop on Sat­ur­day 9 Decem­ber 2017. Learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es and type with John Eas­son of the Quar­to Press, and make your own sea­son­al greet­ing card.

Wood engraving course in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a four-week course on wood engrav­ing on Tues­day evenings in Novem­ber 2017. Learn how to use fine engrav­ing tools to cre­ate detailed designs on the end grain sur­face of a hard wook block. For full details see the print studio’s web­site.

Autumn workshops in Aberdeen

There are still places left on work­shops in Novem­ber 2017 tak­ing place at Pea­cock Visu­al Arts. There’s a book­bind­ing work­shop on 11 Novem­ber, and a mono-screen­print course on 26 Novem­ber. If you would are inter­est­ed in oth­er tech­niques, such as etch­ing, dry­point, lith­o­g­ra­phy, aquatint, book­bind­ing or woodcut/relief con­tact john [at] peacockvisualarts.co.uk

Letterpress workshops at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning let­ter­press work­shops again this autumn. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to cre­ate your own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery, with Smail’s expert staff on hand to help. Work­shops are run­ning on Sun­day 5 Novem­ber, Sat­ur­day 11 Novem­ber and Sun­day 12 Novem­ber, […]

Twilight taster sessions at Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster ses­sions at 5.30pm on Thurs­day 21 Sep­tem­ber and Thur­day 14 Decem­ber for peo­ple who would like to try one of their cours­es but are not sure which one. In this short twi­light ses­sion our tutors explain the dif­fer­ent tech­niques and show exam­ples of process­es and results. See the Dundee […]

Artists’ Book Fair this weekend

If you’re in Man­ches­ter this week­end, the Man­ches­ter Artists’ Book Fair is tak­ing place in the old Fire Sta­tion build­ing on Lon­don Road, near Man­ches­ter Pic­cadil­ly sta­tion. It will be open from 10–4 on both Sat­ur­day 15th and Sun­day 16th Octo­ber. There will be print­ing and book art work­shops. For more details see their web­site.

Introduction to letterpress at DCA

On Sat­ur­day 22 Octo­ber there’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing in a ses­sion led by John Eas­son of Quar­to Press. The event lasts from 10–6 at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts print stu­dio. Book­ing essen­tial — see their web­site for details of how to book.