When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Ian Rawlinson
  • Course Code W23PTGD03F
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Discover and experiment with printmaking. Each term this two part course will introduce beginners to a range of printmaking techniques. In this second part beginners will be looking at drypoint and etching, whilst also providing tuition and guidance for returning and advanced learners. Suitable for all levels.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • make plates and blocks and print in different ways
  • build on skills by developing personal projects in different media
  • develop skills, personal visual language and critical decision making
  • use the printmaking equipment and workshop safely
  • engage in group crits, projects, demonstrations and discussions around technique, artists work, and own and peers work


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both in groups and on an individual, one-to-one basis, with technical and critical advice depending on your needs. The tutor will give demonstrations, presentations and lead group discussions. All students record and assess progress via a Learning Statement.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience of printmaking is necessary, but an interest in, or experience of drawing or design is useful. 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

    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. 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. Please bring your own apron, rubber gloves for cleaning, and thin nitrile or latex gloves for inking. Please bring your own printmaking tools, drawing equipment etc.

    What you can do next

    The continuation classes are W23PTGD03B - F, or you can enrol on any of the subsequent Beginners courses, Mixed Levels or All Levels courses on any day. There are also various short courses, which generally focus on single techniques. Please talk to your tutor for more advice on what to do next.