You can explore these techniques and many more during ongoing courses, or come to specialised day sessions of your choice.


Etching:  On a metal plate draw onto the surface through a wax ground and bite in a bath of weak acid. Rub ink into the grooves that you have bitten into the plate and print onto damp paper using a traditional etching press.

Drypoint: Enjoy drawing directly on copper or Perspex with a steel point.  Ink the burred line and print onto damp paper using the etching press.

Mezzotint:  Create a burr all over the surface of your copper plate then scrape and burnish to produce a range of subtle tones.  Ink up and print on damp paper using the etching press.

Linocut:  Cut into a lino block, roll ink over the surface and print using a relief press.  Develop your skills by working with colour using the reduction method.

Collagraph and carborundum:  Achieve some surprising results by making plates from card, textiles, PVA, carborundum and collage (to mention just a few). Print onto paper using the etching or relief press.

Monotype:  Paint directly onto a surface such as acetate or metal.  Then print either on the etching press or on the offset litho press.  Take one good impression, and perhaps a ghost impression, then work your plate again.  Since a monotype cannot be multiplied it is said to stand nearer to a drawing or a painting than to a print.

Chine collé:  Attach Japanese fine coloured papers to produce colours while printing any of the above prints. Experiment with attaching other papers e.g. maps, newspaper, wallpaper, paper patterns, newsprint and text from books.