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Printmaking

This printmaking course will provide you with the opportunity to creatively explore and develop visual studies through a structured range of printmaking processes across the year. For new students, each term there will be an emphasis on specific processes. Returning students progressively cover a wider range of processes and experienced students have an opportunity to utilise the sessions and facilities to extend and develop their practice. Continuous support, guidance and constructive advice will be given throughout. The printmaking classes provide a rich and informative opportunity to develop and share ideas and processes.

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What topics are covered?

The printmaking workshop offers a wealth of methods and processes to explore and generate imagery and extend creative practice.
As a result, for new students, each term there will be an introductory emphasis on specific processes:-

Autumn term will cover a general introduction to Printmaking processes. Students will have opportunities to develop both observation drawing skills and creative play through experimentation with a range of monotype processes to produce a range of unique prints.
The conceptual making and printing of cardprinting, collographs and lino cuts will allow the creative exploration of methods and processes involved with relief printing and to produce possibilities of either editioned or varied prints.
Drypoint is a simple introduction to intaglio printmaking. Students will be able to develop their studies through the expressive use of line, tone and mark, exploring possibilities with monoprint and Chine colle to produce a range of outcomes.

Spring term will start with generating visual studies through monotype print processes. These outcomes will lead into intaglio print processes. First with drypoint exploring line, tone and mark and then progress on to the introduction of a range of etching processes using zinc plate, including hard and soft ground and aquatint to develop a fuller visual vocabulary.

Summer term – students will have the opportunity to embrace a range of stencil making methods and processes that could be used developing screen printed imagery. This will include: drawn, painted and collaged photo stencil art work, photocopied photo stencil, paper stencils and found materials photo stencil. As well as unique, painterly monotype screen printed outcomes.

Returning students across the terms progressively cover a wider range of processes and experienced students have an opportunity to utilise the full extent of the workshop including the range of facilities and Tutor knowledge and experience to extend and develop their practice.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for all abilities – beginners and those with experience.

The course also ‘knits in’ well for students who have experience in other art and design disciplines. It offers students the ability to adopt and apply an inter disciplinary approach to develop visual thinking and experience with processes. It can be used to make new work and refresh working practice.

Who will be my tutor?

Sally Gaden
Emma Gregory
Jane Shaw

How will I learn?

All methods, processes, specialist materials and techniques will be demonstrated and explained. Students will then have the opportunity to creatively explore and experiment within the conducive learning workshop environment, supported through one to one tutor contact and small group discussion. The workshop offers a conducive, sharing learning environment.

Are there any additional costs?

Most tools and equipment are provided. However, students should budget for nominal materials costs which depending on the processes may include specialist papers, zinc plate etc

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Bring in your own ideas/sketches/photographs or there are sample images for you to use. A small portfolio would be useful to take home your works of art.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

14 reviews for Printmaking

  1. 25epage@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Brilliant course I learned lots. Fantastic teacher, she was able to give everyone time they needed.

  2. john@john-dyer.eu

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Loved this course. Emma the tutor was great and helped me to develop new stills. Good printing facilities & equipment. Pity the college shop has closed! We will miss the ability to buy our supplies!

  3. helencedwards@hotmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    We have been learning how to do screen printing. This has been a delight. Clear instructions, building up the skills bit by bit, giving support when needed and encouraging independence when ready. Emma is a wonderful tutor. I have loved my work!

  4. helen9hayward@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I enjoyed having freedom to pursue interests. Teachers were very helpful & knowledgeable.

  5. francesbellord@btinternet.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    The facilities are very good and the printmaking equipment is excellent. Emma Gregory made the course. She kept us all going and helped us through the good times and the bad (which were of my making!)

  6. june.wagstaff@btinternet.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Excellent course, excellent tuition, great fun and good learning.
    Love2Learn exhibition was excellent this year.

    Thank you for giving us a showcase.

  7. runtomwac@googlemail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    The course was extremely enjoyable and being able to decide on the medium that i wanted to work in was great. Superb tutor, always on hand to help. Very clear with instructions and very encouraging whilst pushing me forward. Thank you!

  8. julia@kashdenbrown.co.uk


    5 out of 5

    Fantastic course – I love coming back each year to experiment with overlaying different techniques. Great facilities & teaching support!

  9. john@john-dyer.eu

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I have taken a full year of these printmaking courses. The facilities are good, the tutors are all fantastic. It’s been really good to learn in such a friendly and encouraging environment. Meeting other like minded students has encouraged me to try new ideas. Thoroughly enjoyable!

  10. janeagles@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course for many reasons. Our tutor, Jane Shaw, was able to be on hand if/when you needed her but also allowed you space to experiment with your own work when you wanted & also interjected with ideas for progressing your work in another format. The equipment & materials were of good quality & the group of students jelled over the weeks & were able to encourage & motivate one another .

  11. dr.e269@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    Great tutoring. Small numbers involved so it felt much more personal.

  12. tanyajude@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Really pleased again with this course. The exceptional standard of teaching and facilities, and the support I receive from other students, makes my whole experience very enjoyable.

  13. judithinbath@gmail.com

    (verified owner)

    4 out of 5

    Excellent helpful motivational teaching. Good facilities – can do a wide range of techniques. Lighting could be improved. As someone on a low wage, I find it verging on being prohibitively expensive.

  14. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk


    5 out of 5

    An inspirational course encouraging students to try out a range of techniques . Each session was very busy and supportive in a friendly atmosphere.

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