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Creative Printmaking

Creative Printmaking – an Introduction

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Autumn, spring
  • Length: 10 weeks


Immerse yourself in the world of printmaking. In this exciting hands-on course you'll learn a variety of techniques and experiment with different printing methods.

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What you need to know

Autumn term 2024

Wednesday 9 October – 11 December 2024 (10 Wednesday evenings, 18.00-21.00)   

Spring term 2025

Wednesday 5 February – 9 April 2025 (10 Wednesday evenings, 18.00-21.00) 


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs 

You'll need to provide some printmaking materials and equipment. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase one for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.   

Any additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • A selection of quality printing paper (300gsm) or a pad of watercolour paper (300gsm)
  • Cartridge paper (300gsm) or Printmaking Somerset paper (250gsm)
  • Small piece of lino
  • Basic lino cut tools
  • Apron
  • Latex gloves
  • Drypoint needle
  • Basic drawing materials
  • Sketchbook
  • Scalpel
  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes 
  • You're also welcome to bring your own oil-based printing inks should you wish. Your tutor will advise on where you can purchase solar plates after the first session.

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About this course

Immerse yourself in the world of printmaking. On this exciting, hands-on course you'll learn a variety of techniques and printing methods and will develop imagery through the traditional process of ‘Intaglio Printing’ as well as experimenting with ‘Relief Printing’.

On this practical course, you’ll be learning essential techniques includes monoprinting or monotype, lino, drypoint, colour with intaglio, chine-collé and solar plate to create your own unique prints.

Each week, you'll draw on inspirations, from photographs and sketches to masterpieces and work from great artists throughout the decades.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or already possess printmaking skills, this course will build on your creative design skills and explore the world of image making through printmaking. You’ll have access to an extensive range of printing presses in the studio.

  • Monoprinting
  • Monotype
  • Lino
  • Drypoint
  • Colour with Intaglio
  • Chine-collé
  • Solar plate

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of a variety of print processes and techniques, such as Relief and Intaglio printing, and the differences between them
  • Be able to work safely, effectively, and efficiently with professional equipment and tools, applying your new skills to a range of materials
  • Be able to demonstrate the significance of mark-making in printing and have the confidence to make your ideas as physical print – you may even feel confident enough to become a successful independent printmaker
  • Possess a good knowledge of colour theory and how an imagery develops with various colours
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there's no formal assessment. As the course progresses, your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback so you know how you're getting on.

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Meet your tutor

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Preeti Sood

Preeti was born in Delhi. She did her Bachelors in Printmaking from Chandigarh College before pursuing a Masters in Fine Art and Printmaking

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This could just be the start of your creative journey! After this course, you could further your printmaking skills with another short course or look to the future and explore our creative qualifications that can prepare you to further your current career, enable you to retrain to an alternative career path or prepare you for future creative arts studies.


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