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  • I am capable of coating, exposing, cleaning my screens and operating a vacuum table.
  • I am capable of safely handling intaglio equipment.
  • I am capable of operating an Albion relief press.
East London Printmakers

ELP Courses

East London Printmakers run courses for both experienced and beginner printmakers.

All courses take place on Wednesdays, daytime and evening (except where indicated). All materials are included and are taught by experienced tutors who are practising artist printmakers. Each workshop takes a maximum of 8 participants, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Japanese Woodblock

Japanese Woodblock

Japanese woodblock printing (Mokuhanga) is a beautiful non-toxic way of making and printing by hand without a press, using watercolour, traditional tools and paper. Students will need to bring imagery on the first day to make prints from. During the 3 days course, students will learn:
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Etched Lino

Etched Lino

A unique technique full of expression and gestural marks that are not typically associated with relief printing. Add a new flavour to your Lino prints skills and explore the rich and vibrant world of Etched Lino. Over the duration of this course, you will create an A4 print by combining 2 lino blocks, one with cut marks and one with etc …
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Lino: Beginner

Lino: Beginner

Starting with a simple black and white design over the course of the three weeks the projects will develop according to each individual; incorporating the use of colour, mark making and format. Both reductive and multi-plate processes can be covered. Accurate Kento registration The use of an Albion relief press The use of an etching …
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Monoprint : Monotype

Monoprint : Monotype

Monotype prints are entirely unique and created through a process of oily inks being pressed and transferred from a flat surface onto paper. This particular process is very favourable to those who prefer a more painterly effect to their prints, as gestural and textural marks can be achieved through the use of a wide variety of tools which …
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Screenprint on Fabric Beginners

Screenprint on Fabric Beginners

Experiment with creating a wide range of colour and bold images and print them on fabric with hand cut paper stencils, hand drawn images on true grain and digitally printed positives. You will be taught how to prepare, coat, expose and wash out silk screens. As well have the opportunity to mix your own inks and learn about the variety o …
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Soap Ground Etching

Soap Ground Etching

Delve into the artistic possibilities of etching with our specialized course on Soap Ground Etching, also known as White Ground Etching. This course is designed for artists who already have a basic understanding of etching techniques and are looking to expand their skills. Throughout this comprehensive workshop, participants will learn to …
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Screenprint on Paper Beginner

Screenprint on Paper Beginner

Screenprinting has been used commercially since the 1920s however, it began to be widely popularised as an art form from the 1950’s onwards by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Since then, artists have gone on to push the boundaries of what the process can achieve and these days we can see a huge range of stylistic work from p …
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Ways with Soft Ground

Ways with Soft Ground

Soft ground tends to be under-used in etching. It can seem difficult to handle or hard to anticipate. In this one day course I will show you ways to work with its fragility and permeability to create drawn lines and tones as well as texture. This will be an Intermediate Course, for those who have etched before. Nevertheless, all levels …
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Colour Mixing

Colour Mixing

Colour is one of the great joys of screen printing but can be confusing for artists more used to working in monochrome. In this one day course you will learn about the colour wheel and how to mix secondary and tertiary colours for yourself. As a class we will print and overlay translucent layers, before looking at the use of opaque inks fo …
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Photopolymer

Photopolymer

A specialist course offering hands on experience working with photosensitive polymer. The plates exhibit a continuous tone, fine detail and rich blacks. There is also the opportunity to develop plates for relief printing, ideal for letterpress and logos. The course focuses on a combination of digital imaging software, UV exposing and tradi …
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Etching: Beginner

Etching: Beginner

Designed for beginners or those with some experience. During this course you will be given a hands-on introduction to etching on Copper. You will be shown how to make your own prints using a variety of techniques under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Etching is a medium with a long and varied history and can produce prints with great …
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Sugar Lift

Sugar Lift

Sugar lift aquatint is a bold, exciting way to embark on an etching. In this one day course you can learn to paint sugar solution on to a plate, cover it with a variety of grounds then lift, aquatint and etch the painted brush marks before printing the final image. If you have etched before and would like to broaden your practice this is a …
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Chine Collè

Chine Collè

Join us for this one-day or two-evening immersive workshop that dives into the fascinating world of Chine Collé! A unique process which blends delicate, lightweight papers with heavier support surfaces to create strikingly detailed and layered works of art. This technique allows the artist to experiment with unique textural and colour eff …
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Drypoint & Carborundum

Drypoint & Carborundum

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. This 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 mix …
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Collagraph and Carborundum

Collagraph and Carborundum

Workshop Description

Collagraphs are made by collaging and cutting different textures on a thin board base. Almost any material with texture can be collaged, including embossed wallpaper, paint, fabric and leaves. The resulting impression is that of embossing as well as printing. The plates for both collagraph are inked and print …
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Mokulito

Mokulito

Mokulito (“wood lithography” in Japanese) is a technique developed in Japan in the 1970s by Ozaku Schisi, and more recently by Polish printmaker Ewa Budka and her father Josef. Caroline attended Ewa’s workshop at ELP 7 years ago and ever since has been experimenting with mokulito printmaking and other alternative lithography techniqu …
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Kitchen Lithography

Kitchen Lithography

Learn how to print lithographs using kitchen foil, cola, lemon juice, soap and other readily available (and inexpensive) drawing materials. Kitchen lithography, which was pioneered by French illustrator Émilion about 15 years ago and has since been developed in other studios around the world, is great for anyone who enjoys drawing and exp …
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Japanese Vinyl

Japanese Vinyl

From the dramatic bold lines of political woodcut prints, to the multicoloured joyous lines in Picasso’s still life prints, relief prints allow for an instant freedom of expression. Learn how to make relief prints in black and white, and learn how to print them in different ways to get exciting effects. The following evenings try out red …
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Wood Engraving Masterclass

Wood Engraving Masterclass

Suitable for beginners and/or those with some experience, this one-day course will cover a range of approaches to fine line and tonal engraving on end-grain boxwood and lemonwood blocks, using a wide range of specialist tools from Anne Desmet’s extensive collection. Participants will learn inking, printing and hand burnishi …

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