Monoprinting with marks, plants and found materials 

with Helen Brown

This Monoprinting course will appeal to artists wishing to explore and experience a spontaneous and expressive technique to produce one-off, unique, colourful prints. As the technique is fast and immediate, there is huge potential for experimentation. 

As with traditional Monoprinting techniques, Oil based printing ink is applied directly onto thin, plastic and metal plates using a wide variety of colours, painterly marks, block colour, blends and washes. This course then combines natural materials; leaves, grasses, foliage and found materials, such as; string, net and lace with these initial marks to produce exciting, layered and dynamic images printed using the Etching press.

The type of foliage used is specific so instructions on what to gather, will be provided before the course begins. No botanical knowledge is needed. 

Natural and found materials will also be available for use, in the studio.

The course will begin with a short, ‘hands on’ demonstration and talk and will cover overlaying, registration and colour mixing. For those experienced in other Printmaking techniques, there is opportunity to learn how to combine this Monoprint technique with other print mediums such as Etching and Relief, if requested. 

Materials included in the Course - inks, plates for use in the studio, rags, gloves and cleaning materials.

Paper is not included and can be purchased from the studio. Paper prices begin at 15p a sheet. Participants are welcome to bring their own paper, if preferred.

Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Small class size – 4/5 people

Helen Brown, is a Printmaker and teacher with over 20 years of experience in teaching.

COVID-19 - Covid secure measures are in place in the studio at all times. Please wear a mask, unless you are exempt, your temperature will be taken on entry, wash your hands using the anti-bacterial soap and respect the social distancing rules.  Information will be given at the start of each course. Please see our Information page for full details.

Booking - please use the Paypal button below to book or contact us via phone or email. 

By booking on to this course, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, found here.

These courses are extremely popular and fill up quickly. Even if a 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.

Wednesday evening - 6.30pm-9.30pm

27th July - 1 week - £30 - FULL

21st September - 1 week - £30


Thursday Morning - 10.30am - 1.30pm

4th August  - 1 week - £30 - FULL

Friday Morning - 10.30am - 1.30pm

16th September  - 1 week - £30


Or contact the studio, if you wish to book this course.

Small class -  We are limiting course numbers to comply with social distancing, courses will run with smaller class numbers until it is safe to do otherwise.


If you pay using PayPal, we will contact you to confirm your payment has been received and that you have a place on the course. 

You are also welcome to pay by card over the phone, cash, BACS or a cheque payable to 'bip-Art Ltd' - Please contact us to book your place on the course.

We except all major credit/debit cards except American Express.

All our courses are for Adults, 18 years old and over.

*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.


Masks – Please bring a mask to wear when you are in the studio. As we are only taking limited numbers of artists in the studio, you should be able to remain at a distance from the other people so we will not be enforcing a mask wearing policy for your whole session. If you are working in an area on your own or are the only person in the room, you do not have to wear a mask. However, if you are talking to someone, walking through the studio or if there are other people in the same area, we will expect you to wear a mask, unless you are exempt. 

Regarding COVID -19, we have the following rules in place:

1 - Only come to the workshop, if you are feeling well, have not tested positive and have shown no signs of the virus in the last 5 days. 

2 - Do not attend the workshop, if somebody in your household or someone you have been in contact with, has the virus or is showing signs of the virus, within the last 5 days.  

3 - On arrival at the studio, please immediately wash your hands using the anti-bacterial handwash. 

4 - If you are booked on a course but have COVID symptoms, have tested positive or have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive in the last 5 days, please email us to cancel. We will hold your missed session as credit for you to attend on a different day. 

5 - Please provide us with your mobile number, in case we need to cancel you at short notice. We will be adhering to the above rules too and will only attend, if we are well and show no symptoms of the virus.

6 - We reserve the right to refuse access, if on arrival, you are visibly unwell, have a high temperature or are coughing. We reserve the right to ask you to leave, if you are unable to adhere to the above safety rules.

While we will do our best to clean and sterilise the communal areas and to keep the workshops as safe as we can, we emphasise that you enter at your own risk. 

Thank you, we appreciate your co-operation and look forward to seeing you in the studio.


General cancellations - 

If, within 14 days or less of the course date, you cancel your place on the course because you cannot attend, the full course fee is non-refundable unless we manage to fill your place. If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will need to inform us via email or letter, we do not accept cancellation by telephone. If once the course is full, we are able to fill your place, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. If, once the course is full and we are able to fill your place, if you wish to transfer to another course, there is a £10 admin fee.

We have small class numbers so we ask that participants honour the commitment they have made to attend, illness aside.