Courses and Workshops

June – August 2023

2 Day Introduction to Collagraph Printing

DATE: Wednesday 14th June & Wednesday 21st June
TIME: 10-4pm, 10-2pm
COST: £100 (members price £90)

TUTOR: Sue Lowe

Collagraph is a technique for creating textured plates through collage. It is a playful, experimental process employing natural or common household and recycled materials.
This two-day workshop will cover designing and constructing plates, inking up and printing using the etching press. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners or more experienced printmakers who would like to explore some different approaches to collagraph. Additional value will be gained by doing some ‘homework’, between the two sessions, but this is not essential. All materials will be provided. 

This course is intended for adults and is limited to 6 participants. Booking is essential.

Introduction to Monoprinting Techniques – Stencil and Painterly Processes

DATE: Wednesday 19th July 
TIME: 10 – 4pm 
LOCATION: Albatross Print Studio
TUTORs: Sarah Ward and Lisa Benson
COST: £70 (Members price £63)

In this fun and playful workshop you will learn a number of monoprint techniques. The beauty of this type of printing lies in its spontaneity and ability to combine printmaking, painting and mark-making. On this one-day workshop you will learn how to use oil-based inks, paper stencils and an etching press to create your own prints on paper. Using stencil monoprint to create, overlapping colour mixing abstract forms, layered images and structured patterns. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with painterly mark-making techniques. These types of prints often result in interesting textures and marks that cannot be created through direct painting. 

All materials will be provided. 

Introduction to dry point printing

DATE: Wednesday 23rd August 
TIME: 10 – 4pm 
TUTORS: Lisa Benson and Sarah Ward
COST: £70 (members price £63)

A one-day workshop introducing you to intaglio printmaking. Dry point is the most direct form of intaglio printmaking, allowing you to scribe, or draw, directly onto the plate which enables you to reproduce your design many times. We will experiment with creating plates on different surfaces – card and acrylic sheets.

You will be taught the inking up process and how to pull a print using the studio’s etching press. You will also have the opportunity to add coloured layers and create textures and shading in your prints.

Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have already done other workshops and want to develop further skills. Please bring found images, sketches or ideas you would like to work with. Sample images will also be available.

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Reserve list:

If a course is fully booked we run a reserve list – please let us know which course you are interested in and if you want to be added to the list.


Course fees must be paid for online at time of booking.



Please let us know as early as possible if you are unable to attend. The following charges will apply dependent on notice given:

  • More than 4 weeks prior to course: A full refund will be given.
  • 1-4 weeks prior to course : 50% of course fee will be retained by Albatross Print Studio
  • Less than 7 days’ notice : 100% of course fee will be retained by Albatross Print Studio
  • If you do not attend a course and have not previously informed us, 100% of the fee will be retained by Albatross Print Studio.


We will keep you informed if there is any threat of a course not running or if there are not enough participants to make it viable. We will cancel at short notice only in the case of an emergency, such as illness of the tutors or extreme weather affecting access to and use of the building.  We will do our best to give participants at least one weeks’ notice of cancellation. If we have to cancel a course 100% of course fees will be refunded.