lino cut and roller An etching by Hideki Arichi Our Aubert Intaglio Press A woodcut design being inked up A member of Dekkle working on the press Some of our pigment being mixed Our Aubert Intaglio Press Artists at Dekkle A range of the artwork from the artists at Dekkle Our Aubert Intaglio Press in motion

Courses

"I did a 'one to one' master class with David in printmaking and can't recommend him highly enough. My 5 days covered relief printing, chine colle, wood engraving and etching including all materials. I learnt more in those 5 days than all the previous courses I'd done before. I loved it so much I've become a member."

Martina Land

Our Tailored Courses

Our one-to-one tailored courses and small group tuition courses start with one-day, two-day and a five-day master class.

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Intaglio Printing

Exploring Collograph, Etching on Copper, Zinc and Steel

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Relief Printing

Exploring Lino, Wood Cut and Wood Engraving

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Artist Assistant Session

This day is perfect for those artists who want to create fine art prints at the highest quality but may not got the expertise in each process.

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Our Tailored Courses

Our one-to-one tailored courses and small group tuition courses start with one-day, two-day and a five-day master class.

You can tailor the different processes you would like to use to best suit your practice. For example, if you wanted to experiment with different woods and try to get an interesting quality of print and mark from them, then we can form a course around this. However it is also possible to purely experiment with dry point on copper.

All this will be accompanied by endless flow of tea or coffee and the occasional home baked cake.

Please feel free to browse the courses below. The prices of which are as follows:

  • One Day: £180
  • Two Day: £360
  • Three Day: £540
  • Three Day: £540
  • Five Day Masterclass: £800

For more information or to book please contact us at the studio

Intaglio Printing

Exploring Collograph, Etching on Copper, Zinc and Steel

Intaglio printing involves making small cuts into a metal or plastic plate. Ink is then forced into these grooves, paper is soaked and then a print is taken by pushing the plate through the press, which forces the ink out and onto the surface to create the image. This is known as a dry point.

Etching requires you to prepare your plate with a wax ground first. Using a etching needle you draw through the wax, exposing the metal underneath. This is then placed in acid, which bites into the metal wherever it is exposed, thus creating a groove, which can then be inked up and printed. There are many variables such as aquatint, sugar lift etc. You can see stunning samples of the variety of marks that can be achieved by looking at our Artists and Publication’s Page.. David Borrington works primarily with drawing onto copperplate whereas Hideki Arichi uses a range of intaglio techniques to create his marks.

Collagraph printing also uses the Intaglio Print process. This is where a plate is created out of cardboard; it is then inked up and printed. Aithan Shapira’s work is a prime example of how successful collagraph printing can be. Again, his work can be viewed on the Artists and Publication’s Page.

For more information or to book please contact us at the studio

Relief Printing

Exploring Lino, Wood Cut and Wood Engraving

Relief printing involves creating cuts into a surface using specialist tools. The most common materials that are used are lino and wood. The surface is then inked up leaving the cuts ink free, and the print is taken. This process can also be used for letterpress where lead or wood type is set, the surface of the letters are inked using a roller and then a print is taken.

You can see samples of relief printing on our Artists and Publication’s Page.. We recommend looking at the work of Mary Dalton.

For more information or to book please contact us at the studio

NEW: Artist Assistant Session

This day is perfect for those artists who want to create fine art prints at the highest quality but may not got the expertise in each process.

It can also be ideal for those printmakers who want to delve into a different print process. You will have access to all of the equipment and my expertise throughout the day. The session also involves critical discussion about ideas and how to push your work on further within the techniques and processes of print.

Artist assistant session is the first Tuesday of every month from 10AM to 5PM.

There is a limited space of six people.

Members price £65
Non-members Price £80

Members can buy six sessions for £325, saving £65

For more information do not hesitate to contact us at the studio.