Welcome to Borrington’s Atelier: the mentoring arm of Dekkle

Everyone is welcome at Dekkle.

We offer a tailored courses where we can cater to your specific needs and abilities which conventional education struggles to or simply cannot meet.

You may currently in be education but want a place to expand your knowlegde for materials, techniques and processes. For example, creating prints to add to a portfolio for a university application, expanding your body of work at GCSE. Alternatively, you may have decided that mainstream education was not the place for you, however do not want to stop learning. You may also be an artist that simply does not have the space to suit your needs or maybe you have a creative block that a new process could help you breakthrough. You may just be curious and have no prior knowledge at all. At Dekkle, we can help.

If you are interested in learning printmaking please see our shop for introductory courses and available teaching time where you can book online.

If you are not too sure which technique you like to learn please feel free to have a quick look at our list of processes.

Mentorship – Tuition

Mentorship – Tuition provides technical, creative, conceptual and industry best practice guidance. The idea of the atelier is that you work alongside an artist, learning from their mastery in order to help you to develop your own skill set and thinking.

Study annual Memberships

In our study memberships we offer access to technical, artistic advice, print demonstrations, courses and tutorials.

Atelier pricing plans

Remote option

A remote option is offered with all memberships. It is for those artists want to access the studio and David’s expertise remotely.  Ideal for those artists who have just made a studio or just need some encouragement and guidance on their work or equipment.  From 10 minutes to solve a problem to an hour teaching you a new process with everything in between. 

Atelier Programme

The Atelier Programme is our flagship course, which is an intensive 30 day course over three terms.

Exploring all of our processes from traditional intaglio on copper, steel, to our 3-D printed intaglio plates.  Relief printing on lino and wood to colour theory, multiplate printing tailored purely around your own practice.  This experience will liberate the process of printmaking from your art practice.  Freeing your visual concepts to your language of printmaking.

As this is our flagship programme we have limited the core size to 2 students, which is unprecedented for this sort of teaching, this is very much grounded in the traditional Atelier system.

Special needs

We are extremely proud to offer special needs assistants through all our programs and memberships.  As David is severely dyslexic and dyspraxic and was fortunate to go to special school to the age of 16, when he started his art education finishing with a Masters from the Royal College of Art. Navigating through the mainstream system with technology and scribes, David is a unique position to help those students with special needs educational requirements and we have in place affiliated charities and organisations to advise and assist in individual requirements. 

A free consultation with David is a great way to see the possibilities and for us to put a program together to guide you towards your artistic goals.