Printmaking – Introduction to Different Techniques

Tutor: Hester Cox

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.


Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Monoprint, intaglio, relief, reduction, drypoint, chine collé…ever wondered what these words mean? Join printmaker Hester Cox for a whistle stop taster day and find out!

Hester will explain and demonstrate some of these methods and you will have a chance to create your own images using these techniques. This course is an intensive day, suitable for complete beginners who want to understand and try out a range of techniques before deciding what print method best suits them.

– Discover the essential terms, techniques and tools in printmaking.
– Understand the steps involved in creating many different types of print.
– Learn how to select suitable subject matter.
– Have a chance to appreciate many different styles and types of print from a range of artists.

Please note there is a £5 materials charge for this workshop payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Just bring yourself, but wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy.

You may find a sketchbook useful.

“Everything was clearly explained and Hester provided help whenever needed...Excellent.  Fantastic food, nice location and venue.”

– Thea

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