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Painterly Monotypes


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 30th April 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor Sally Stephens 

Explore the possibilities of mark making with this liberating approach to monotype and create a painterly effect print. You will learn to use a wider range of tools to make varied painterly gestures and print from your uniquely designed plate using our presses.

Course information

  • You will learn how to make a variety of marks and textures on your plate surface both by applying ink directly with tools and brushes and using rags and tools to manipulate the ink and remove areas.
  • You will learn how to use a small portable etching press and our larger Rochat press
  • You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of tools and processes.
  • There will be time to try using colour in your prints.
  • To will learn how to register your print on the paper.
  • We will be working on A5 plates and printing on A4 paper. There may be the opportunity make 1 or 2 pieces of larger work.
Course Structure

10.00 am Introduction and demonstration of “painterly” monotype showing the variety of techniques available.  Look at some examples.

Work on monotypes – single colour. Experiment with both water based and oil based inks.  Also learn how to register prints if printing more than one layer.

12.30 – 1.15 Lunch

1.15 Introduction of colour. We will have the opportunity to try both oil based and water based inks and learn what can be achieved. 

3.45 Tidy up and evaluation

About the Tutor

Sally Stephens uses the intaglio processes of etching and drypoint in her practice and also some screen print. Her work frequently explores the human face and its enduring fascination. Crowds and collections of faces provide a way to think about how the individual relates to a group, and consider the connections between people. Work is also inspired by travel and encountered images, for example Greek and Roman sculpture and busy city streets.

Sally has completed an Advanced Diploma in Printmaking at Central St Martins School of Art and an M A in printmaking at Northampton University. Sally is part of the LPW tutor team and has also delivered several community projects.

    Leicester Print Workshop 

    Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

    We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


    Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


    Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.