Introduction to Printmaking six week daytime course – 3 places available

26 Feb 2020 - 01 Apr 2020 | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Place : GPC, Unit 16c Griffin Mill, London Road, Thrupp Nr Stroud. GL5 2AZ
Cost : £160 for non-members
Phone : 01453 350885
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Introduction to Printmaking with various tutors.

There will be a maximum of 6 people on this course


If you are a beginner in printmaking or want to update your skills, this is an excellent introduction to the GPC and its facilities. The course is delivered by various tutors experienced in screen print, relief printing and drypoint etching. On completion of this course you could then embark confidently on one of our more in-depth courses.

Two sessions are based around an intaglio printmaking process, which also has links to etching and collagraph. Dry point etching involves mark making and inscribing an image into a dry point plate. During the course you will use etching tools to indent the surface of the plate as well as applying grounds like carborundum grit; the ink is then rubbed into this textured surface and printed using an etching press to create beautiful images.

Two sessions will introduce you to lino printing. Learn a range of lino printing techniques, from design to cutting, inking and printing. You will learn how to print in black and white and which are the best tools and equipment to use. You will print your work on our relief press.

The final two sessions of the six weeks will introduce you to screen printing, a very different process which involves pushing ink through a fine mesh onto paper. This began as a technique used to print large quantities of posters by graphic designers, and has evolved in the hands of artists.

The tutors involved in teaching this course are all skilful printmakers with many years of printmaking experience between them. You will learn a great deal over the six weeks, both about printmaking and what the GPC has to offer.



Beth Jenkins is a GPC member and has been teaching for a number of years in Gloucestershire and beyond.  She specialises in woodblock and lino printing, exhibiting regularly in the UK and occasionally in Europe and North America.  She was recently artist in residence at WWT Slimbridge.  Her teaching style is informal and patient, and she aims to get her students to do the best work they can achieve, without feeling under pressure.

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Christine Felce has a BA in Fine Art & Printmaking from Cardiff and an MA in Film Making from the Royal College of Art. Experienced in traditional etching , screen printing, block printing & collograph, she has taught at West Dean College, Chinese Islington Association in London New Brewery Arts Centre Cirencester and internationally. Her most recent project was an art installation titled “R is for Revolution at the Museum in the Park, Stroud that was printed at the GPC with Rachel Oram.



Please pay via paypal to secure your place. (You can either use a paypal account or a credit/debit card to do this)   If you would prefer to send a cheque, please send it GPC, Griffin Mill, London Rd, Thrupp, Stroud, GL5 2AZ, stating your name, address, tel no and email, plus the name of the course.  To avoid double booking, please email us if you have sent a cheque.

Terms and Conditions:

Bookings are only confirmed on receipt of the full cost of the course.  If full payment is not made, you will not be allowed to start the course.  

Cancellation Policy:

The sum of £50, will be lost if you cancel at short notice (less than 2 weeks before the course start). If your place cannot be filled, no monies will be returned. If we (GPC) cancel the course for any reason you will receive a full refund.

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COST: £160 for non-members, and £150 for members.

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