Workshops in Ulverston

Print Share and Printfest working in partnership to promote printmaking in Ulverston

Introduction to Printmaking Workshops

After a short delay … Print Share workshops are back for 2022!

“We were so blown away by the creativity and enthusiasm of everyone who attended our series of Introduction to Printmaking Workshops in 2019, we’re running the workshops for a second year. If you would like to explore a technique further, try your hand at a different method or are a first time printmaker, we look forward to welcoming you to Print Share!

“Each workshop will introduce you to a different printmaking technique, taught by members of our collaborative printmaking group. You can choose to do a single workshop, multiple workshops, or the whole course.”

10:00 – 15:00

70 Park Road
Ulverston LA12 0HJ

£45 per workshop

Please get in touch with Print Share if you have any questions about their workshops shown on this page.

Huge THANK YOU to Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies for their Sponsorship

Linocut with Claudia Long

Linocut is a relief printmaking technique where a design is cut into a linoleum surface with sharp knives, chisels and gouges. You’ll have the opportunity to create and transfer a design, cut and ink your plate to create a series of prints. You can also experiment with Chine Collé, learning how to use fine papers to bring colour and texture into your prints.

Monoprinting with Marett Troostwyk

Monoprinting is a lovely painterly technique that creates unique prints. It’s a good way to create prints expressively and spontaneously. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with imagery, mark making, colour, tone and texture using a variety of methods and materials including natural and manufactured textured materials and the use of stencils.

Drypoint etching with Victoria Peake

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique where an image is incised into a plate using sharp metal ‘needle’ tools. It’s an expressive printmaking technique which is close to drawing in its immediacy and responsiveness. You’ll learn how to create a plate, ink and clean your plate, soak paper and make a series of prints. You’ll explore drawing or design transfer, mark making, colour and tone and learn how inexpensive materials can be used to make amazing prints.

Paper lithography with Anna Litchfield

Paper Lithography is a great way to make monoprints using a photocopy as a plate and gum Arabic as a resist. It’s based on lithographic techniques and uses high contrast photocopies and oil based inks to create unique prints. Photographs can be manipulated using free software to increase contrast and images from papers and magazines can be collaged and photocopied – a modern take on a traditional technique!