Printmaking Courses coming soon

I teach one or two courses each year at West Dean college in West Sussex and occasional courses at my studio in Southampton, Hampshire

Confidence Collagraph plate making, inking and printing – Saturday 20th – Monday 22nd July

One space has become available on my Summer School next month in Southampton. This will be a fun three day course with all you need to know to make successful collagraph prints. Covering plate making, using a range of materials, inking and printing techniques to create a suite of Collagraph prints.

Course Duration: 3 Days 10am – 4:30pm each day

Venue: The Workshop, Old Cattle Market, Captain’s Place, Southampton SO14 3FE

Course fee: £300


Etching – An Introduction 21st – 23rd May 2024 at West Dean College

Image of an Etching
Boneyard 6 Etching by Sarah Mander

A comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to etching.
I will introduce methods of etching that will create imagery using both line etching and tonal etching techniques.
We will be working with aluminium plates using copper sulphate to etch.

For more information and to book onto this course contact West Dean Short Courses

Collagraphs – bold and richly coloured printmaking 20th – 23rd October 2023

Abstract Collagraph Print
Dynamic Order Carborundum Print Sarah Mander

On this three day course we will have fun using various malleable materials such as textured wallpaper, fabric and threads for linear elements of the imagery.
We will also experiment with cutting into the collagraph card surface to create interesting prints.
As the title of the course suggests, we will create bold and richly coloured prints.

For more information and to book onto this course contact West Dean college short courses.

Print to abstraction with collagraph plates 8th – 11th May 2023

Having fun with students at West Dean college

I’m back at West Dean College in May. This time embracing abstraction, well actually working from a still life to kick off and then abstracting and choosing the essence of drawings that have been made to make intriguing collagraph prints.

It’s the first time I’ve taught this course at West Dean. If you are interested in having fun with collagraph plate making and learning more about working with abstract imagery, come and join us in May.  

For more information and to book onto this course contact West Dean college short courses.

The Complete Collagraph Course – 22nd – 26th August 2022
West Dean college, West Dean West Sussex

Pace and Force Drypoint and Carborundum Print

A comprehensive and enjoyable exploration of collagraphs. Covering the spectrum of construction methods from collage to sculptural techniques, card-cutting, and dry-point methods.
A complete collagraph tool kit from initial image through plate making and printing.

Spaces are currently available on this course. Further details and booking via West dean college.

Printmaking Summer School 8th – 10th July 10am – 4:30pm
Formally Red Hot Press Print workshop Southampton

The Means to Earn and Create Drypoint and Carborundum Print

A Comprehensive and enjoyable course in Carborundum and Drypoint plate making and printing. The course fee is £270

This course is suitable for people with some previous art or printmaking experience.

Group size: Six participants

There is one space remaining on this course.

Contact me via the contacts page if you are interested in booking this space.