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Creative Printmaking

Creative Printmaking – an Introduction


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.

We’re currently updating our course information and expect to open booking for our 2024/25 courses in April 2024, so please check back then for new course dates. In the meantime, you can sign up to our short course newsletter for updates and to be notified when we’re accepting 2024/25 bookings.

What you need to know

When does it run?

We’re currently updating our course information and expect to open booking for our 2024/25 courses in April 2024, so please check back then for new course dates.

How long is the course?

10 Wednesday evenings

What time will your classes be?


Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus

You'll be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course suitable for?

This course has been developed for creatives and aspiring printmakers aged 18+.

Perfect for anyone who has a passion to learn and develop their printing skills.

It's suitable if you're a beginner or if you've some previous experience with printing and wish to develop your skills further.

Please note: editioning of prints is not possible on this course.

Please be aware: this course may be unsuitable for anyone with respiratory concerns due to materials/substances used. Contact us to discuss if you believe this may affect you.

Do you need previous experience or qualifications?

This is an introductory course, so no previous knowledge or experience is required.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

Any additional materials and resources not listed in the 'what to bring' section below.

Are there additional costs?

Please be aware you'll need to bring some printing and drawing equipment with you. This may incur an additional cost on top of your course fee if you need to purchase any equipment. Refer to the 'what to bring' section below for full details.

What should you bring to class?

  • A selection of quality printing paper (300 gsm) or a pad of watercolour paper (300 gsm)
  • Cartridge paper (300 gsm) or Printmaking Somerset paper (250 gsm)
  • Small piece of lino
  • Basic lino cut tools
  • Apron
  • Latex gloves
  • Drypoint needle
  • Basic drawing materials
  • A sketchbook
  • Scalpel
  • Optional: oil-based printing inks (if you wish)
  • If you've any problems with purchasing any of the above materials, please speak to your tutor at the first session. Your tutor will advise on where you can purchase solar plates.

Why should you choose this course?

  • Come away with enhanced knowledge, skills, and confidence to create beautiful prints bursting with creativity
  • Learn a wide range of printmaking techniques and processes and develop your unique creative voice
  • Enhance your creativity by overlaying various print processes and use them to your advantage
  • Develop your understanding of how to work safely
  • Develop a systematic approach of working safely with materials and solvents
  • Receive expert support and guidance from your industry professional tutor at every turn
  • Leave with increased confidence and the skills to continue creating beyond the course
  • Study in an encouraging and friendly setting alongside 10 like-minded creatives

About this course

Immerse yourself in the world of printmaking. In 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’.

Techniques covered in this hands-on course includes monoprinting or monotype, lino, drypoint, colour with intaglio, chine-collé and solar plate.

Each print you produce on this course will be completely unique. Each week you'll draw on a variety of imagery for inspiration, including photographs and sketches, as well as taking inspiration from 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.

Throughout the course you'll have access to an extensive range of printing presses in the studio.

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

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of a variety of print processes and techniques
  • Understand the difference between Relief printing and Intaglio printing
  • Possess the skills to work safely, effectively and efficiently with 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 prints
  • Possess a good knowledge of colour theory within printmaking and an understanding of how an imagery develops with various colours
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate contact the short courses team: or call 01202 363222.

After this course, you could:

  • Continue to harness your creativity and develop your printing skills further; explore our full range of Design and Print short courses
  • Broaden your creative horizons and try your hand at a range of disciplines; explore our full range of evening and weekend courses
  • Continue to develop your skills at home as a hobby

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so you'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding you back
  • You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • You'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included and supported
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity

Meet your tutor

Photograph of Preeti Sood

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

Important information about evening and weekend courses


Why choose AUB for your short course?

We're a first-choice provider of art and design short courses for anyone wishing to engage in art and design subjects in their spare time.

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How to book

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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