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Photopolymer Etching Course

At our latest course, join Helen Ashton as she gives you a beginners guide to Photopolymer Etching. Set over 3 days commencing from the 29th March, this course will give you a valuable insight into all aspects of the practice including; a combination of digital imaging software, UV exposing and traditional etching, as well as being guided through Adobe Photoshop, in order to output and expose A5 digital positives. You will be taught in a low toxic environment allowing you to handle solvents and oil based inks safely.

This specialist course offers a hands on experience of etching photosensitive polymer, a practice which excellently exploits its plates – exhibiting continuous tone, fine detail and rich blacks. This is then added to with the opportunity to develop plates for relief printing, ideal for letterpress and logos.

The course is suitable for beginners and also those with some knowledge of Printmaking that want to expand their practice and incorporate a new skill into their repertoire. You can find out more about the course and book your place here.

Artist Talk Series – Nica Harrison

Join us in the studio on Monday the 27th February for one of our Artist Talk Series with current ELP Artist in Residence, Nica Harrison.

Nica Harrison will be talking about the work she has made during her two-month residency in East London Printmakers. During that time she’s worked on a series of screen prints as well some some animation loops. She will be discussing the process of combining animation and screen print and how she developed her technique in the past two years. Nica will also be showing some of her past work and talking about festivals and exhibition that she has participated in. 

Dominica is an award-winning artist with the focus on animation and printmaking. She received a traditional art education in Moscow with focus on drawing and oil painting and was involved in a several art exhibitions in Moscow and Kaluga.
She moved to UK in 2013 to continue her art education in London and Edinburgh. After receiving her BA degree in Animation in Edinburgh College of Arts, she worked as an animator for feature oil-painted animated film ‘Loving Vincent’. In UK she was a part of several exhibitions, and several of her films were shown at animation festivals in around the world.



Etched Lino Workshop

Our latest course at East London Printmakers allows you the opportunity to enter into a new world of mark-making possibilities, by learning how to etch the surface of lino with a caustic solution. As well as introducing printmakers to this exciting – and sometimes unpredictable – technique, Steve Edwards will share the methods he uses to register multiple plates in order to create his dramatic large-scale landscapes.

The course will take place over 5 evenings throughout March and April, so if you are already a fan of the linocut then this course will give you the opportunity to add an exciting new dimension to your practice. To find out more about the course and book your place, have a little look at this. 

Artist Talk : Lisa Lee & Jonathan Locke Hart

Lisa Lee poster

Monday 30th January
@ ELP Studio (E3 4RR)


Lisa Lee is the current Project Keyholder at East London Printmakers and will be giving a talk and exhibition of work that she has made during her stay in the studio and how her work relates to Jonathan Locke Harts Poems.

Lisa Chang Lee

Lisa Chang Lee (also known as Chang Li) obtained her BA from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and MA degree from the Royal College of Art, both majoring printmaking. Her work, often conceptually inspired by printmaking, encompasses mix-media, moving image and video installation. She has internationally exhibited her work in the UK, Sweden, Austria and Mainland China, including her solo exhibition Print of Light in Cunshang Gallery, Beijing 2010; selected group exhibitions including The Masters in Bankside Gallery, London 2016; VOID in Gingko Space, Beijing, 2015. Lisa also curated several exhibitions such as “Sweden- China contemporary art” in Sweden, November 2014 and “Repeat / Spiral” International art exhibition at Impact 9 Printmaking Conference Hangzhou & Hangzhou International Printmaking Biennale, September 2015. “Far Few in Between” at the No Format Gallery in London in 2016 and Co-curated Yeats 150 anniversaries “Lonely Impulse of light” in China at the Irish Embassy 2016.
She lives and works in London and Beijing.

Jonathan Locke Hart

Jonathan Locke Hart, Chair Professor in Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, studied at Toronto and Cambridge and is Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge and Core Faculty in Comparative Literature at Western University. He has collaborated on artist books, such as Darkfire and The Waiting Room (the Sean Caulfield and Susan Colberg) and Stow (with Nadezda Vashkevich). In addition to having his work as part of art exhibitions and artist book collections in Asia, North America and Britain, he has published six books of poems, Breath and Dust, Dream China, Dream Salvage, Dreamwork, and The Burning Lake. His poetry has been translated into Chinese, Russian, French, German, Greek, Estonian, Slovenian, Polish and Romanian. For many years, he has published in literary journals and magazines like Harvard Review, Mattoid and Quarry. He splits his time mainly among London, Shanghai, Edmonton and Toronto.

Lisa and Jonathan came across each other’s art remotely and electronically and were simply touched by each other’s work. Since 2015 the two have collaborated on 2 projects in the form of a combination of prints and poetry. Their first project Poem 91 has recently won the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Prize from The Masters Exhibition.





Etching for Beginners


Here at East London Printmakers we are delighted to announce one of our latest courses, run by the brilliant Ann Norfield, comprised of weekly sessions throughout January and February. Etching for beginners is your chance to learn a new Printmaking practice as you are guided through the process of Copper Plate Etching. 

There is still time to book a place on the course either for yourself, or why not gift this to a creative you are still hunting for the perfect Christmas present for? 

Click Here to book your spot today…