Printmaking at Home: Wood-cut, Lino-cut and Monotype

This course will allow you to explore the potential of printmaking from your own home. Printmakers have always been resourceful. Whether we are using the bitumen designed for laying roads, linoleum designed for flooring or photo-emulsion designed for circuit boards, we have always adapted to the circumstances and technologies of our time to make art. This course will focus on monotype, and relief printing using linoleum and wood. You will be given the chance to explore layering of colour in monotypes and relief through the ‘reduction-cut’ and multiple-block printing processes. We will be using oil-based but water-soluble inks, allowing for high quality results while remaining solvent-free and green. For inspiration, we will be drawing from a rich history of relief printmaking from Hokusai and Dürer up to ambitious contemporary works by Christianne Baumgartner and Grayson Perry. There will be opportunities for tutor-demonstrations, group discussion/enquiry, one-on-one tutorials and ‘breakout rooms’, in which students will be connected in mini-groups for activities and critiques. Suitable for experienced printmakers and beginners alike.

NHS staff receive a 20% discount; to apply participants must submit proof by emailing a photograph of their NHS staff badge to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking a course. 

Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrolment must be submitted. Please email a picture of your student ID to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department. Please e-mail a scan of this letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking your place and then call the office. 

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register. Please send this letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org before booking your place and then call the office. 

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance. Please email a scan of your letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs in the form of your most recent council tax bill. Please email a scan of your letter to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount on courses at Shoreditch; to apply participants must show proof of being over 60. Please email a picture of your ID to admin@royaldrawingschool.org and then call the office to book your place.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.