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Printmaking – Introduction

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquirePlease Enquire NA00024A/1 Thu 26 Sep 2024 3 Weeks 10:00 - 13:00
Aireville Campus £ 60**

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

* Only free for North Yorkshire addresses/Postcodes – there would be a fee for anyone in the West Yorkshire/Lancashire addresses/Postcodes – please enquire

Printmaking is a form of fine art and can include simple design work or complex intricate artwork. The course will introduce you to some of the first principles of printing processes.

Printmaking covers a variety of methods. These include Block or Relief printing to Intaglio printing techniques. This course will introduce you to mono printing, relief and intaglio printmaking processes.

Mono printing is a very simple and immediate way of making prints and can be achieved very quickly. This course will enable to you to explore this process. Lino printing is a form printmaking where the printing plate is cut and ink applied to the surface. … The lino is then inked, a piece of paper placed over it, and then run through a printing press or pressure applied by hand to transfer the ink to the paper. The result, linocut prints. Intaglio is the reverse process from that of the relief print. Ink is forced into design work which has been scratched or scored into a surface. The inked plate is then rolled through a printing press.

The course will

  • Introduce you to the basic principles of mono printing
  • Introduce you to the basic principles of lino printing
  • Introduce you to the basic principles of intaglio printing
  • Develop your understanding of printmaking processes.
  • Develop your drawing and design work
  • Introduce you to artists who work with printmaking


All materials and equipment are provided by college and included in the course fees.

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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