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Printmaking: Develop Your Voice


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Date & Time 23rd February - 18th July 2021
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Tutor  Sue Baker Kenton

The course will be a mix of practical activity and research with independent work between sessions.

The emphasis will be that participants expand the idea of what Print can be and that you will be guided to develop your own voice and build your confidence.

There will be time given to collage, reworking old prints, use of colour and sculptural forms. You will explore 2D into 3D work, film and be encouraged to 'play purposefully'.

A great balance of making skills and contextual understanding. A course for those who want process to be the driver for ideas generation.

Collaboration and group work is a feature of this course and will offer support as the course builds. 

Course participants will receive:

  • Six 3 hour workshop sessions live online (23rd February, 23rd March, 20th April, 25th May, 15th June, 13th July) 
  • Two half hour 1-2-1 tutorials (w/c 12th April + w/c 21st June both online) 
  • Four days in the LPW studio (25th April / 30th April + 17th / 18th July) 
  • Access to a members rate discount on materials from LPW
  • Handouts and access to exclusive content and resources
  • A secure online facility to share discussions, outcomes, progress and support.
  • Critical feedback and best practice between sessions.

Course Requirements

Access to join 'Zoom' to participate in the live sessions.

A few very basic materials.

Access to smart phone, tablet, computer or laptop to engage with the assignments and online content.

Course Structure

The monthly sessions will usually include:

Introductions & catch up (including student presentations)

Tutor - Technical presentation/Demo

Practical activity

Setting of Research & Preparation tasks for the following session                                         

Independent work between sessions will include:


Practical activity/ extensions to classwork tasks

Preparation tasks for the next session e.g. cutting stencils/ cutting blocks

Participation in group activities on Google classroom

e.g .Uploading images of their work, comment and sharing research ideas

Month 1



Tutor Presentation & Group Discussion 

Collaborative practical

Process: Monotype

Month 2


Surface & Mark making

Composition & texture

Presentation – Artists Research

Process: Drawing & Frottage, Monotype & Linocut

Month 3


Stencils & layering  

Creating artwork for photo processes (drawn, photographic & text) 

Process: Linocut & Woodcut



Process: Mono Screen print / Photo-plate Lithography/ Laser Cut type

Month 4

OFF THE WALL: 2D into 3D

Paper engineering

Paper sculptures



Process: Etching / collagraphs/ plaster casting/ embossing 

Month 5

OFF THE WALL: 2D into 3D into 2D

Plans, Diagrams & Cross sections

Process: Drawing/ Lighting/ Moving image & Digital manipulation 

Month 6


Research & Theme Development 


Realisation (presentation & curation) 


Processes in LPW studio: Individual choice

About the Tutor

Sue Baker Kenton is a visual artist whose work is rooted in observational drawing. Her images evolve over time in a considered and reflective way, echoed by the processes in which they are rendered: primarily etching and lithography.

Sue is the specialist printmaking tutor for the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

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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 and online where care is taken to translate this experience in a convenient alternative format bringing the studio to your home.


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 access the Zoom sessions and what materials you will need when we process your booking.