brings inner peace

with Ann d’Arcy Hughes

An exciting introduction to this printmaking medium, this course uses both Intaglio and Relief techniques to create colourful, textured and embossed prints.

The course begins with a short talk showing samples, prints and blocks to illustrate the potential of the medium.

Thin card is used as a base for the block onto which fine textures, e.g; lace, net, corrugated card and so forth, are attached using PVA glue to create an abstract or narrative image.

The block is then protected with Button Polish, inked up in colour or black oil based ink and printed on the Electric Etching press.

More than one course will be needed to develop imagery using some of the more advanced techniques and multiple blocks.

If experienced in the medium, there is an opportunity to learn how to use Carborundum to further develop your images.

Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Small class size – 4-6 people

Dates and times

Friday Afternoon

2pm – 5pm

12th July – 26th July (3 weeks) – £96

Courses are subject to a £1.50 per week materials fee plus any paper and boards used, payable on the last class

 You can either pay the full amount now or half the cost of the course as a deposit to secure your place. The balance will need to be paid 14 days before the course starts.

Deposit or full payment

*This course is extremely popular and fills up quickly. Even if the course is listed as Full,  please email in your interest as we always hold a waiting list as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.*

Course materials – Card and Materials to create the blocks, glue, Button Polish, inks, rags, gloves and cleaning materials – £1.50 per session

Gloves – 50p a pair. We will provide you with one pair of gloves per course.

Paper is not included and can be purchased from the studio. Paper prices begin at 15p a sheet.

Ann d’Arcy Hughes is a Printmaker and teacher with over 40 years experience of teaching at Degree and MA level.

All our courses are for adults of 18 years old and over, unless specified. 

Course bookings – Please note, if you book a place on a course in advance, we will ask for half payment to secure your place. This half payment is non-refundable. Full payment of your course must be made 14 days before the course start date. If booking onto a course, all sessions within the course need to be paid for, even if you are not able to attend them all.

How to pay – You can pay using the PayPal button, by Debit/Credit card over the phone, cash or via BACS. Please contact us for our BACS details. Once payment is received, we will confirm your place on the course via email. Even if the course says ‘Full’, please contact us to check as sometimes there are still places available, following cancellations. We except all major credit/debit cards except American Express.

We are no longer enforcing a mask wearing policy in the studio but if you wish to wear a mask, you are very welcome.

Course cancellations:

All deposits are non-refundable. All Course fees must be paid in full, 14 days prior to Course start date. All Courses are non-refundable, 14 days prior to start date. Courses can only be transferred, if your place is filled by us or yourself. A £10 admin charge will be deducted.

We do not accept cancellations by telephone so please inform us via email or letter. If your place is filled, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. Missed classes can not be refunded or transferred.

If we do not have enough participants on a course, we reserve the right to cancel the course within 14 days notice of the start date.  You will be refunded in full.

We look forward to welcoming you to the studio.