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 Gainsborough House

Gainsborough¹s House Print Workshop welcomes artists, students and print enthusiasts of all abilities to its well-equipped, friendly and professional studio. Offering members and students a wide range of printmaking equipment, it is located at the Sudbury birthplace of the celebrated painter, Thomas Gainsborough, adjoining a thriving museum with a peaceful garden. The Print Workshop is one of the best facilities of its kind in England and techniques taught include relief printing, etching, monoprinting, screen printing and lithography.

Summer courses provide opportunities to make prints in this very special environment with expert tuition by printmakers who exhibit widely and arewell known in their fields. These popular and creative courses, limited toat most nine adults, are intensive and give a thorough grounding in eachtechnique. 

Term time classes and courses are led by qualified and experienced tutors who enjoy communicating their enthusiasm for printmaking methods. Morning and evening classes are limited to twelve adults whilst three day courses offer nine places to ensure participants enjoy individual support and ample working space.

 ParndonParndon Mill Printmakers

In 2015 practicing artists Liz Boast, Tania Scott Durrant and Kirsten Wilson set up Parndon Mill Printmakers in the historic watermill by the River Stort in Harlow, Essex.

Parndon Mill is a hub of creative industries and has been awarded Charitable Trust Status. Within this unique artistic community Parndon Mill Print Studios offer weekly classes and regular inspirational short courses in Intaglio, relief ,silk screen and letterpress from their fully equipped studios. 

They also offer specialist tailor made classes and courses for individuals and smaller groups.


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The Curwen Print Study Centre

The Curwen Print Study Centre was established as an educational Fine Art Printmaking charity in the late 1990s by Master Printer Stanley Jones MBE and local entrepreneur and art lover Sam Alper OBE. Since its formation, the Curwen Print Study Centre has established a reputation for excellence in its field. Situated in the middle of the Cambridgeshire countryside the Studio has an air of peace and tranquility. With free parking literally on the doorstep it could not be more conducive for creative learning and practise. 
The adult course programme offers something for everyone, from those who are new to printmaking to those who have previous experience and are looking for Masterclass tuition with expert Master Tutors. The Certificate course is mentored and assessed by Stanley Jones MBE founder and Master Lithographer with Chloe Cheese MA RCA Illustrator and Printmaker. Open access is available to artists who have successfully completed the relevant course. We welcome artists of all abilities and all ages and pride ourselves on our flexible approach to meeting everyones needs.
Due to the demands on Studio space we have developed an Outclass programme which allows us to take portable presses, ancillary equipment and all materials out into the community to deliver print workshops in your venue. In addition we have now established hubs from which we conduct Print workshops at The Letchworth Settlement and Fairycroft House in Saffron Walden.
Curwen is chosen for many reasons not least the experience of its team of printmaking Tutors who each have their own specialisms. We offer a high level of individual support in small class sizes in a well equipped professional studio. Most importantly we want you to enjoy the experience of Curwen in a friendly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Curwen Logo

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Anglia Ruskin University

We are thrilled that Anglia Ruskin University will be taking part in the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018.   They will have work on display by students from their MA Printmaking course.

The MA Printmaking course is  ‘for artists who wish to engage with the practice and contexts of print media and the nature of the mediated image. Students are encouraged to explore different media (both traditional and contemporary), and to consider the impact of new technologies on the nature of reproduction, challenging ideas about what printmaking can be in the 21st century.’