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Monoprint: a technical tool kit


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 22nd October 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
Experience  All levels 
Tutor  Serena Smith

Monoprint offers printmakers a rich variety of ways of adding layers of colour and tone to works on paper -  to either create new images or to develop existing works.

This one day workshop will explore a range of tips, tricks and technical strategies to make monoprint a really useful skill to have in your tool kit. As part of this practical session,  we will cover : registration, colour, ink viscosity, stencils, cut paper templates, and monoprint using the offset lithography press.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own work that they would like to experiment with, or to just arrive with curiosity. Alongside demonstrations and individual project development there will be shared and collaborative activities. All materials will be provided. 

    Course Structure

    A day of demonstrations followed by practice.

    About the Tutor

    Serena Smith is an internationally recognised artist-lithographer whose practice explores the material and poetic relationship between stone lithography and language. Trained in lithography as Stanley Jones’ assistant at the Curwen Studio (1985-97), she has over thirty year's experience as a printmaking artist, tutor, collaborator and technician.  Alongside her professional practice Serena studied at the University of London, Central Saint Martins School of Art, and the Institute of Education. Her ongoing doctoral research is based Loughborough University. An elected associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and overseas and she has received several awards. Public collections include the British Library, the British Museum, the University of California, and Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich.

    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.