This course has concessions available

Printmaking At Home – Projects Online

Using Printmaking techniques you already know this course, set over 3 days takes you through a single project to make sophisticated layered prints at home. The tutor will be delivering the sessions live from her home studio, and will be able to offer support, guidance and feedback on your project.

Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

Students who have been printmaking at home or adventurous beginners. Artists with gel plates who have limited experience printmaking will gain from this course.

What does this course cover

You will be asked to prepare a project using multiple layered printing. The layers will require different inks, such as multiple colours or extenders. This course follows the 'flipped' style of teaching, where after demonstration and discussion the class and the tutor review what you have produced already and advises you how to achieve the outcomes you are aiming for. You will need to plan your work in advance and be able to make some investigations with the techniques outside of the class time.

Please see below for detailed materials list.

Once you have your materials and equipment all you need is to connect to the internet Zoom meeting for the duration of the classes. All the instructions will be emailed to you and the course will be taught by our highly experienced printmaking tutor Linda Newcombe who will take you through the dos and donts in the virtual printroom.

At the beginning of the course via your computer screen you will be shown how to set up your space at home, how to ink up and create your images and how to take the best prints. You will then be able to use the methods, and other techniques to practice and experiment with the techniques you have learned. You can communicate directly to the tutor openly or privately and also with the others in the group which will have 12 maximum. Each of the sessions will cover a new topic for you to explore and
the time to experiment. You will have a break in the middle of the session in which you will be have the chance to share your results with the group online.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

You will need to have printmaking materials ready from a specialist Printmaking supplier. Suppliers all have different timescales so please allow 3 weeks or more for your order to arrive in time. The cost of this will be depending on what you have already, where you can purchase from and the postage - our estimates below do not include p&p. If you have attended either of our previous online courses you will need to add more inks to your kit.

' A gel plate (from about £12 if you buy, or you could make your own bigger one for about £5)
' A hard economy rubber roller (from about £6)
' Water soluble oil based relief ink (from about £7 per colour).please make sure you have Extender and 2 additional colours minimum
' Palette knife or two £2ish (or you can use a plastic spatula)
' Stack of thin paper to print onto. Photocopy paper is fine and costs about £3
' Old newspapers or plain newsprint
' Thin acetate sheets (eg, photocopy acetate from Rymans etc or a roll of florist's cellophane)
' A flat work table surface minimum A1 size
' Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat
' A sharpie pen that writes on plastic without wiping off
' a normal pencil
' Kitchen towel
' Baby wipes

You will be sent a list of suppliers with more detailed description of the items on request.

You will be asked to have some of the following handyduring the course: paint brush, rags, bubble wrap, cling film, foil, plant materials, dried foods, old knitwear etc to try more textures.

You may also need to supply the following:
' An inking surface (a flat non-porous surface that can be used for art purposes, e.g. Perspex, thick acetate or sturdy glass) Wood is not good, the inks may stain it. A sheet of drypoint plastic (about £3) is good for this

' Vinyl or latex gloves and apron to protect

Onlien Learning:
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so

What this course could lead to

Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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