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Plants and Presses


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 5th June
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sally Stephens

Come and join us for a day workshop and make drypoint prints inspired by the plants in our garden. Drypoint is a process of scoring into a plastic or metal plate, and the incisions you make hold the ink. You will learn how to draw, ink and print the plate. A great course for those new to printmaking as well as those wanting to learn a new technique. We may also try embossing with leaves and flowers.

Course structure

10.00am - Introduction to the day. Looking at some examples of drypoint prints.
10.15am - Visiting the garden and gathering ideas, drawings, photos, perhaps some flowers if plentiful.
10.45am - Demonstration of how to score into the drypoint plate and also add other textures
11.00am - Work on plates
12.30pm - Lunch
1.00pm - Demonstration of inking and printing plate
1.15pm - Afternoon of printing including a demo of using colour inks and adding colour with colour tissue.
3.45pm - Clear up and look at work
4.00pm - Finish

About the Tutor

Sally Stephens is an artist educator based in Northamptonshire. She makes prints using etching, drypoint and monoprinting. She studied printmaking at Central St Martins School of Art and completed an MA at Northampton University in 2002. Sally has worked as a freelance workshop provider for over 14 years, working in a variety of settings including schools and projects involving community groups.

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.


Early Bird: This course is eligible for a 5% early bird discount when booked online by 22nd November 2021. Don't delay, book today!

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.