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Every Tuesday from 16 April to 14 May | 10am to 1pm

£225 per person, includes all materials and refreshments.

Expand your printmaking experience using a variety of techniques in this course based in the Chatsworth Garden art studio – the Old Potting Shed.

This course is suitable for those who have completed the Beginner’s Printmaking course at Chatsworth or who have previous experience in printmaking. 

The course will cover a variety of techniques over the sessions, including observational drawing techniques, safe use of tools, mark making, transferring your design and printing techniques. 

The Old Potting Shed is a step free, accessible venue but please contact education@chatsworth.org if you have any questions about your specific needs. 

Part of the session will be spent taking inspiration from the garden, walking in all weather. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.

Please meet at the top garden gates (near the Stables) at 9.50am before each session. Tea and coffee will be provided. 

Activities will include:

  • Monoprints – Drawing from pot plants grown in the service glasshouse at Chatsworth and learning how ink responds to line and pressure.
  • Linocut prints – Carry out observational drawing and develop these in the studio to design and prepare your linocut. Create prints on different surfaces and explore collaged grounds to print on to.
  • Reduction lino printing – Learn the reduction lino technique to apply multiple colours to one print. Create a registration board, design your reduction print and start to create your limited-edition prints.
  • Texture and shape – Experimental printing with a range of textured surfaces and shapes. Using found objects, leaves and recycled materials, create a series of exciting abstract imagery.
  • Collagraph printing – Using drawings to design and create a new collagraph plate for printing and / or explore your favourite print techniques and develop a series of images to complete the course.

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