Crescent Arts, print workshop, 2017

We have some great workshops on offer this summer! Try your hand at cyanotype, lino printing, etching, screen printing or collage. We’ll also be continuing our life drawing and printmaking courses. Whether you’re a beginner and just want to try things out, or would like to develop your skills further, our artist-tutors will inspire you with new ideas and guide you through a range of exciting creative and technical processes.

Book a place on a workshop before Friday 1st June and you’ll be eligible for a £5 discount on each one day workshop fee or when booking for all 6 sessions for the weekly life drawing or printmaking courses.

To book, please download a form here, or email us at


Open Printmaking Course: Intaglio Printing
Wednesdays: June 13 / 20 / 27 & July 4 / 11 / 18
Tutor: Dawn Brooks

Learn more about intaglio printing, printmaking materials and using a printing press, and produce a series of prints over the duration of the course. Consumable materials are provided, except for new copper or zinc plates, which are available for purchase at cost price. Enroll for all six sessions to get the most out of this season of print. Please note there are no discounts on fees for single sessions.


Life Drawing Course
Thursdays: June 14 / 21 / 28 & July 5 / 12 / 19
Tutor: Adele Longstaff

We offer individual advice and guidance and a selection of drawing materials including pencil, ink, pastel and charcoal is provided – you’ll discover different ways these can be used. All are welcome from beginners to those more advanced. You can book for all six or any single session but please note that discounts are not available for single sessions.


Collage & Installation
Saturday 23 June
Tutor: Ruth Miemczyk

Matisse was the master of paper-cut and collage, with uplifting works including the Jazz series and large scale cut out gouache collage abstractions such as The Snail. Ruth will introduce you to the process of paper-cut and collage to create both individual works and a large-scale experimental installation in our exhibition space which will then be open to public. Do bring a sketchbook with simple ideas to develop.


Cyanotype Printing
Saturday 7 July
Tutor: Janet White

Learn the simple but exciting process of cyanotype printing, a process dating back to the birth of photography. Within this workshop you will create your own deep blue prints on paper or fabric. Experiment with found or personal objects and materials which might include any small items such as flowers, foliage, feathers or even photographic negatives.


Lino Printing
Saturday 14 July
Tutor: Justin DL

Linocut is a simple process similar to woodcut. Your design is cut into a sheet of linoleum, which is then inked and impressed onto paper. Print using our magnificent antique Victorian Columbian Press. The workshop is suitable for all abilities. Materials are provided, but do bring a sketchbook with ideas for designs.


Safe Etching: soft and hard ground
Saturday 21 July
Tutor: Dawn Brooks

An introduction to etching using non-toxic materials. With safe etching materials, participants will produce a series of prints over the day. Materials are provided, including your first printing plate (additional copper or zinc plates are available for purchase at cost price). Suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills. Bring a sketchbook for ideas!


Screen Printing
Saturday 28 July
Tutor: Justin DL

Justin will introduce you to the colourful medium of screen printing using direct stencils to produce multi-colour prints over several stages and developing an image working from your original drawings or designs. Justin will guide you through the basics of screen printing with an opportunity to explore the versatility of the medium. This workshop is aimed at all levels from beginners, as well as those with some experience.


Workshop Information
There are limited places on each workshop, usually a maximum of 8, so book early to avoid disappointment. All workshops are for adults 18 years and over and all materials are included unless otherwise indicated.

Workshop Times
Saturdays: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday evenings: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Other workshop times are as advertised.

Workshop Fees
Saturdays (one day workshops) – members £30 / non-members £40
Wednesday and Thursday evening courses – (6 two-hour sessions of Life Drawing or Printmaking) members £78 / non-members £90
Individual two-hour sessions on Wednesdays or Thursdays £16 each session (sorry, no discounts). Other workshop fees are as advertised.

Facilities Booking
Book our print facilities – please email info@crescent
Full day (10.00am – 4.00pm) members £10 / non members £20
Half day (10.00am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 4.00pm) members £5 / non members £10

Why not join Crescent Arts for 2018-2019 and benefit from members rates for our workshops? You’ll also receive invitations to exhibition opening and events, and have priority access to book our printmaking facilities and workshop space.
Visit our membership page at