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Screen Print on Paper for Beginners

14th, 21st & 28th June

10:00am – 4:30pm

Course Leader – Ann Norfield

Here at East London Printmakers we are very pleased to announce our latest course this June. Our Screen Print on Paper sessions are perfect for both beginners and for people who need to refresh their screen-printing skills. During this course you will learn to plan and print designs using cut-out techniques, including how to mix inks to get the right consistency for best results. You will also learn how to coat and expose a screen using photo emulsion, and finally you will learn how to register different colours so that you can create multicolour prints.

By the final session you will be working independently (under tutor supervision) to make sure you have understood all the processes that you have learned during the previous weeks. After completing the course you will have the skills and knowledge required to use the studio independently during Open Access.

Find out more and book your place here… 

Drypoint & Carborundum

Here at East London Printmakers we are pleased to announce our latest course; Drypoint and Carborundum, running on the 24th and 31st May.

Drypoint is a linear intaglio technique that makes use of surface, depth and texture. Line is drawn onto a flat plate (either metal, perspex or board) using any sharp implement, which is then printed using the same technique as etching. Carborundum is a way of building tone, depth and texture. Carborundum grits of different textures are mixed with an adhesive and painted onto a plate. The plate is then inked and wiped using the same technique as etching, or it can be printed in relief.

This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience who want a refresher in intaglio printmaking techniques, however participants do not need any specific experience of printmaking. Upon completion of this course you will have produced at least 2 plates with a range of gestural, textural and tonal mark making techniques. You will have printed these plates in monotone and colour, and learnt how to register multiple plates on one image. As well as this you will also have enough practice in all of the techniques to be able to continue to experiment further on your own in Open Access… To find out more and book your place take a look at this! 

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

East London Printmakers will be returning to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead this May, with a selection of ten of our best Printmakers exhibiting works that span the length and breadth of Printmaking’s varied practices. The fair is open from 11th – 14th May and will not only be showcasing some of ELP’s finest, but also a huge collection of contemporary art practices, from painting to installation, at always affordable prices. #AAFHampstead 

Artist from ELP this year are;

Lynne Blackburn

Kit Boyd

Steve Edwards

Jennie Ing

Emma – Jane Reynolds

Eliza Southwood

Judith Symons

Stewart Taylor

Caroline Whitehead

Andy Wilx

We will be at Stand A2, so make sure to stop by and say hi! Find out more by taking a look here… 


Japanese Woodblock

3rd, 10th & 17th May, 10:00am 4:30pm

Course Leader – Wuon-Gean Ho

We are pleased to announce our latest course here at East London Printmakers. Japanese Woodblock is a beautiful non-toxic printmaking technique with a long history of tradition. On this course you will learn how to design multi-block prints in 2 or more colours, carve it into soft shina plywood, and print by hand onto traditional Japanese paper with traditional brushes, water based paints and glue. You will also be shown how to use the kento system of registration to design, carve and print a multiblock 2-4 colour print, as well as being guided through designing, carving and printing a one coloured postcard sized print using more traditional tools and techniques.

Carving tools and hand printing disc (baren) are supplied so you can take these home to continue printing at home after the course.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, then there are still a couple of places left, continue reading and book your place here.

Two Colour Risograph Printing

14th May, 10:00am 4:30pm

Course Leader – Rachel Littlewood

We are delighted to announce our latest course will be arriving at ELP next month. This May we are introducing you to Risograph Printing. This course is ideal for those who are new to the technique or need a refresher! You’ll learn how to operate the Risograph printer yourself by producing your own 2 colour print.

Riso is a relatively new printing process that has become increasingly popular in the art and design world over the past few years. Essentially it is a mix between a photocopier and the screen printing process and was designed to allow multiple copies to be quickly produced at a low cost. The course will begin by taking you through the printing process and what the Risograph is capable of producing, and by the end of the course, you will get 15 copies of your final two colour print, as well as a solid understanding of how to use this printing process, create your designs and set up artwork for the Risograph… To find out more and book your place, have a little look at this.

Paper to Fabric Screenprinting

We are very pleased so announce our latest course here at East London Printmakers. This one day, all inclusive course will you give you everything you need to know about turning Screen Printed images on paper, into textile work; 12th April, 10:00- 4:30pm.
Although understandably there are many similarities within the practices, there are some crucial tips and techniques that this course will give you in order to create seamless continuity within your screen print practices. This course is perfect for those who already have knowledge and experience within Screen Printing and are looking to expand their existing practice with a new skill set.
During the course you will also be reminded of how to coat, expose and strip down your screens, as well as be given the opportunity to mix your own fabric inks and learn about a variety of other binders and their uses on certain types of fabrics. To find out more about the course, and book your place… Have a little look here.