Print-making

Pulling a print

We apologise that we have had to suspend our regular print-making and painting and drawing classes for the time being.

Please do contact us, however, if you would like to discuss the possibility of booking a bespoke print-making session with Fran for yourself or your group.

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For PRICES, DATES and DETAILS of our current and forthcoming programmes please click on either of the following links: WEEKLY CLASSES and ONE DAY WEEKEND CLASSES.

Read on for more general information about PRINT-MAKING at Seymour Road Studios or click on: Monotypelinocutrelief collographintaglio collographdrypoint  for descriptions of each individual print process that we offer and to see examples of work produced by early students in Seymour Road Studios Print-making classes

Largely led by Fran, both she and Rod enjoy exploring a range of simple print-making techniques.

For Rod, print-making is another area of expression for his natural graphic and painterly skills.  For Fran, the processes themselves are the source of creative inspiration.

Print-making processes broadly (with a few exceptions) fall into two categories of ‘Relief’ and ‘Intaglio’ techniques.  In relief print-making, the ink is applied to and printed from the raised surface of the plate*.  In intaglio print-making the ink is worked into and transferred from the incised detail of the plate*.  We find that it works well to alternate between one term largely focused on relief techniques and the following term largely focused on intaglio techniques. (*’plate’ is the word we use to describe whatever surface we apply ink to in order to transfer/print that ink onto our paper or other print surface)

Girl with Kite, sepia print - intaglio collograph

Worried about your drawing skills? Print-making is a great-starting point for those who want to produce 2D images but who are not necessarily confident about their drawing skills – one of the great things about most print-making techniques is that the tools and processes involved give you time to develop your image as well as opportunities to alter it before making the final print.

Girl with Kite colour Print intaglio collographThis also gives great scope for artistic development as confidence and skills grow.  Once you have created a plate which you are pleased with you can continue to develop and repeat your image at the inking and printing stages.

Classes are run in an open and relaxed atmosphere with plenty of basic technical advice as well as lots of encouragement to explore and experiment.

Click on: Monotyperelief collographintaglio collographdrypointlinocut  for descriptions of each individual print process that we offer and to see examples of work produced by early students in Seymour Road Studios Print-making classes

You will see more up-to-date photos of students’ work in our Seymour Road Studios facebook page photo albums - do please also LIKE our page while you’re there and share it with your friends!


For PRICES, DATES and DETAILS of our current and forthcoming programmes please go to  WEEKLY CLASSES and ONE DAY WEEKEND CLASSES.