Monday, 5 March 2012

Birmingham Printmakers Courses January - June 2012

Birmingham Printmakers Courses
January – June 2012

Day Courses

Waterless Plate Litho
A relatively new way of producing a lithograph without using water. An aluminium plate, water soluble pencils and silicone (the stuff used around baths!) are used to produce prints that are surprisingly good at reproducing the drawn mark.

Sunday 20th May 10am – 4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50
Tutor: Chris Doran Tel: 0121 453 2011Email:

Introduction to Printmaking
A taster course for beginners or for those who wish to refresh previous skills. Three techniques will be taught in this half day workshop: monotype, dry point and lino print.

Saturday 10th March 10am -2pm

£40 non members £35 members
Tutor: Kerry Phillips Tel: 0121 550 5459Email:

Lino Printing, Blind Embossing – Making Journals
Working from an A5 image of your choice for inspiration we will cut a lino block, do some blind embossing and lino printing. These prints will then used to make up into an A5 concertina journal for you to take home.

Saturday 3rd March10am – 4pm
Saturday 28th April 10am – 4pm
Saturday 16th June10am – 4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50
Tutor: Jacqui Dodds Tel: 01952 240231Email:

Silk Screen Printing
Come along and learn how to screen print in the Printmakers studio. We will go through the whole process with everyone producing their own items whether they are cards, posters or limited edition prints. The course is open to individual preferences. Enjoy a day of inkyness and cups of tea and biscuits!

Saturday 19th May 10am – 4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50

Tutor: Sarah Ray Tel:07974 705 981Email:

Photo etching
A safe process of etching avoiding hazardous chemicals. Learn the basics of exposing and developing drawings, photographs, and collages and translate them into a quick high-quality print.

Saturday 21st April 10am- 4pm
Saturday 23rd June10am-4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50
Tutor: Victoria Linehan Tel: 0121 454 7499Email:

Acrylic Resist Etching Aquatint
This technique uses acrylic aquatint on an aluminium plate etched with copper sulphate and salt. This is the new safe etch method.

Saturday 7th April 10am – 4pm
Saturday 2nd June 10am – 4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50
Tutor: Dick Clark Tel: 0121 766 8545

Collagraph Printing
Experiment with creating different collagraph plates and printing onto different surfaces to make your own unique print.

Saturday 17th March 10am – 4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50
Tutor: Celia Nancarrow Tel: 01562 730632Email:

Silk Screen & Textile Printing
The course will cover everything you need to get started. You will learn how to coat a screen with photosensitive emulsion, exposure the screen on a UV light box, develop and wash out your image, and finally how to print your image onto paper or textile using water based inks.

Saturday 24th March 10am – 4pm
Saturday 12th May 10am – 4pm

Non Members £60 Members £50
Tutor: Victoria Linehan Tel: 0121 454 7499Email:

Please note: we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses
Non refundable deposits and additional charges for materials may apply to some courses

Wednesday Evening Classes
Creative Print Making at 7pm – 9-30pm
23rd February- 28th March
18th April – 23rd May6th June - 11th July

Not only an introduction but also a chance to develop themes over several evenings. Processes may include dry point, monotype, relief prints from lino, optionally solar plate etching. No previous experience is required. Returners are also welcome, plus students wishing to supplement their studies elsewhere.
For further information about the course, fees, and to book a place, please contact:Tutor: Paul Bartlett Tel: 0121 444 8976Email:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Birmingham Printmakers Exhibition at Birmingham & Midland Institute

At Birmingham Printmakers we usually exhibit members' work around the city at least twice a year and our latest exhibition is at The Birmingham and Midland Institute.

The exhibition is on from Friday 24th February - Saturday 31st March 2012

All are welcome to come and see the exhibition and the wide variety of printmaking that our members are working in.