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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor SooMin Leong
  • Course Code W21PTGF07A

What you will learn

This course will offer students a chance to experiment with different printing textures. The process requires a bit of rugged determination to get those wood-chips flying, but the results will feel be bold and visceral.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make prints using plywood and Japanese plywood
  • Plan how to make and cut your wood to make prints
  • Transfer the design, cut and print in colour and black and white
  • Use the Printmaking equipment and workshop safely


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    We will be looking at examples print and imagemaking to inspire us.Teaching is both in groups and on an individual, one-to-one basis, with technical and critical advice depending on your needs, and the ideas you want to realise. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and lead group discussions. All students record and assess progress using ILP's

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience of printmaking is necessary, but an interest in, or experience of drawing or design could be useful. An interest in Or you may have some previous experience and wish to renew and develop your knowledge of one or more printmaking techniques.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Covid-Safe The studios have been adapted to be Covid-safe. Student numbers are limited to a maximum of 8 learners across two studios. You will be expected to comply with the 2-metre distancing guidance. Please bring and wear a face protector, your own apron and a personal hand towel, both to take home and wash between sessions, rubber gloves for cleaning and thin nitrile or latex gloves for inking/ working. You will be asked to wash your hands on arrival and before and after using any shared equipment. Please bring and use your own tools, drawing equipment etc. Some basic tool packs will be available to purchase. Work stations will be sanitised in-between classes, you will be required to sanitise your stool, desk, inking slabs and any other equipment you have used and to help make sure the studio shared spaces have been cleaned at the end of the class using the disinfectant sprays and paper towel provided.Health & Safety information will be given at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You will be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow procedures as advised. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy, and some may cause irritation in very rare cases. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant or have any sensitivities and they will advise you as to necessary precautions.. Note: at present there is no wheelchair access to the print studio, and the studios are on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. If you have any mobility issues please contact the department prior to enrolling.

    What you need

    Please bring: pencils, a small paintbrush and a sketchbook or notebook. Protective clothing is provided, or you can bring your own apron and rubber gloves. The course fee includes most studio consumables (ink, cleaning materials, solvents etc) but you will have to pay for paper, etching plates/ lino blocks etc. These are available to buy in the department at cost price. Further requirements will be discussed at the first and subsequent classes.

    What you can do next

    Follow on with the same course in the next term, VPR069B/ C or go on to one of the other courses in the printmaking department, for example VPR085A or VPR081A.