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Introduction to Printmaking Workshop

4.8(10 reviews)
This Introduction to Printmaking workshop is a great way to start your printmaking journey.
Clapham
In-person
from £45 pp
3hrs
Beginner
Next available date:17th July 2022
What happens in this class?

Join Lorenzo Davitti our resident printmaker at Lavender Print School, he will show you two techniques: Lino and Drypoint, choosing one to explore for the rest of the workshop. It's the perfect class for creative enthusiasts, beginners or someone wanting to learn a little more about printmaking.

Drypoint printmaking

  • Drypoint involves scratching an image into a thin plastic or metal sheet using a range of metal tools.
  • The lines that are made are then filled with ink and transferred onto paper.

Lino printmaking

  • Lino is what we in the business call 'relief' printing and works in the opposite way…
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Things to remember

We have all materials that you will need. You are very welcome to come with inspiration, images or sketches as you will be designing your own print. Please bring your own apron.

FAQs
What experience do I need?
You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. Our tutor will take you step by step on all processes.
How many people are in a workshop?
We have a maximum of 6 people within one workshop.
Will everyone be socially distanced?
We are ensuring everyone is socially distanced when sitting in their seat. Everyone will have their own equipment and their own work area.
Latest Reviews
4.8(10 reviews)
Alessandra - Mar 14, 2022
Great workshop! Lorenzo is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, he will help and support you leaving your creativity flow at the same time. You'll get to know two print types: drypoint and lino cut and will pick the one you like the most. 3 hours flew by, I tried drypoint but I want to come back to try lino! Highly recommended :)
Gemma Evans - Jul 3, 2021
Teacher had great knowledge and we had plenty of time for demos and to print out our own designs.
Sonia - Jun 28, 2021
Not easy to find the place. But the class was good. Ben was really knowledgeable and put you at ease. My first experience in printmaking was enjoyable. Thank you
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Age Requirement

9All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Small and friendly print school on Lavender Hill in Clapham

Founded by artist Izzy Moreau who believes that, in this age of technology, it is important to escape sometimes into the hands-on world of traditional arts and crafts.

Unlike some of the bigger schools, Lavender Print School is flexible with what it teaches and when so that students can come along at times that suit them during weekdays, evenings and weekends. Drinks and refreshments are always included in the price and bringing along friends and family is encouraged.

Class Location
Unit 151
Clapham
Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill
SW11 5QL
London

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Introduction to Printmaking Workshop

Reviews

Alessandra - Mar 14, 2022
Great workshop! Lorenzo is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, he will help and support you leaving your creativity flow at the same time. You'll get to know two print types: drypoint and lino cut and will pick the one you like the most. 3 hours flew by, I tried drypoint but I want to come back to try lino! Highly recommended :)
Gemma Evans - Jul 3, 2021
Teacher had great knowledge and we had plenty of time for demos and to print out our own designs.
Sonia - Jun 28, 2021
Not easy to find the place. But the class was good. Ben was really knowledgeable and put you at ease. My first experience in printmaking was enjoyable. Thank you
Chantel - Dec 9, 2020
It was my first time trying drypoint and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m definitely going to sign up for more classes. Ben is a fantastic teacher, really knowledgeable and encouraging.
Francine - May 5, 2019
From the outset, Luke Wade was welcoming and positive so even an inept beginner like me felt encouraged. The group was small enough for there not to be any crowding or waiting for equipment and Luke appeared to give support and guidance across the levels of ability. I would definitely return.
Lotte Lina - Aug 21, 2018
This is an absolutely fun workshop, where Luke and Liorah teach with great enthusiasm. They support each attendant through their respective project and help with ideas for prints and explain all the tools, materials and where to get them. They also encourage people to leave their comfort zone when working by showing not only Lino cut, but also gradient colour lino cut and reduction lino cut for those interested, as well as Chine colle techniques when printing with drypoint etching plates. I learned so much that I am now regularly preparing my own plates at home since, thank you very much both for the excellent session.
CJ - Jul 30, 2018
Great workshop! Luke and Liora were friendly and knowledgeable. I tried out drypoint etching for the first time, having only tried lino cutting in the past. It was a super encouraging class that got me experimenting with different printmaking techniques. The studio is comfortable and welcoming. I will definitely be back!
Bethany - May 13, 2018
Really enjoyed the Printmaking Workshop, was very informative and creative
Robyn - Apr 30, 2018
Luke was really helpful and funny. I loved the prints I made and would definitely come back again! Thanks
Amy - Sep 11, 2016
Great instructor, really nice guy and helpful teacher. Fun afternoon, I'd go back and do it again.One bit of constructive feedback - the postcode you list for the location is incorrect, so I was about 30 minutes late to the class. Might want to fix that!