Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org

Here are all the courses that we have run at Hot Bed Press. If you are interested in a particular course that isn’t on the current schedule then please do let us know. If there is enough interest then we may be able to add extra courses.

Courses Archive (A-Z)

25 Years of Zitouna - Evening talk with Roni Gross

Tutor: Roni Gross

Based in New York, Zitouna have issued multiples for the past 25 years. Begun as a means of celebrating the secular holidays Halloween and Valentine’s Day… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

A Taste of Letterpress

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Spend a day in the wonderful world of letterpress... Ideal for complete beginners you will be shown how to set metal type using a composing stick, chase and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Adanarama

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Come and learn letterpress on our lovely Adana presses the original desk top publishing way. Ideal for complete beginners you will be shown how to set metal… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Adanarama

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Back by popular demand! Come and learn letterpress on our lovely Adana presses the original desk top publishing way. Ideal for complete beginners, you will be… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

An Introduction to Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany

The first time we have run this over a weekend, this course will introduce you to monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and a bit of relief printing. Learn how to… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Bite Sized Etching

Tutor: Andrew Hambleton

Join artist Andrew Hambleton in a day’s taster course in the art of etching. From applying a wax ground and drawing through it with a fine needle to etching… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Bite-sized Book Arts

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Indulge in a day of making an artist's book. You will be e-mailed a short brief in advance for preparation, and on the day have the opportunity to explore many… Read more...

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Book Arts Week

Tutor: Roni Gross, Sue Shaw and Elizabeth Willow

As a special offer and a wonderful indulgence in all things Book Arts, we are offering a limited number of places to book on the full week of Book Arts at Hot… Read more...

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Book Making for Artists

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

A new workshop to Hot Bed Press. Over 6 Wednesday evenings, come and explore countless methods and techniques for you as the artist to create your own book… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Bookbinding

Tutor: Norman Higginbottom

Learn the craft of bookbinding. Over a weekend you will be shown how to make 1/4 bound, 1/2 bound and full bound cloth covers to bind single sewn sections.… Read more...

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Bookmaking for Artists #2

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

This course is suited to those with a bit of previous experience of book arts and/or for those who have done one of Lucy's courses before. Over 4 Summer… Read more...

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Carborundum Printing

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Make sweeping gestural marks or bold areas of deep colour into your prints. Ideal to complement drypoint or collagraphs, (and can also be used with etching or… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Caustic Lino

Tutor: Justin Sanders

These of caustic soda on lino can add expressive and fluid marks to your relief printing. The etched surface can take different colours by varying the… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Clamshell Box Workshop

Tutor: Sylvie Waltering

Over the course of a weekend you will learn how to make a bespoke clamshell box from scratch. The box can be any size up to A4 and made to house an object,… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Clamshell Presentation Boxes

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Learn the skills and techniques to creative beautiful & precise hand-made clamshell boxes. Perfect vessels for a collection of prints or a special book… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

CMYK Reduction Lino

Tutor: Kevin Holdaway

That’s right; four colour separation relief prints! Master the layering and building up of colour with perfect registration of 4 blocks. Mixing your inks to… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 20th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 21st August 2016
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Collagraphs

Tutor: Martin Kochany

This printmaking technique has come into it’s own in recent years with artists using textural qualities to great effect. Taking mount-card and using… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Collagraphs

Tutor: Martin Kochany

With a bit of addition and subtraction a simple piece of mount-card can be transformed into an intricate printing plate. More than just sticking and pasting… Read more...

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Collagraphs

Tutor: Martin Kochany

With a bit of addition and subtraction a simple piece of mount-card can be transformed into an intricate printing plate. More than just sticking and pasting… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Colour Relief Printing

Tutor: Oliver Flude

Learn the art of lino cut. You will be shown how to plan, cut and print a small edition of 2 colour relief prints using reduction/wasteblock method, learning… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Copperplate Etching

Tutor: Andrew Hambleton

Etch with ferric chloride on copper. Artist Andrew Hambleton will show you the intricacies and special qualities of line and clean wiping of the plate. Ferric… Read more...

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Copperplate Etching

Tutor: Andrew Hambleton

Etch with ferric chloride on copper. Artist Andrew Hambleton will show you the intricacies and special qualities of line and clean wiping of the plate. Ferric… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown Printing

Tutor: John Brewer

Part photography, part printmaking, these fascinating techniques transform photographs into intense images that have great depth and impact. John will take you… Read more...

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Day of Devoré

Tutor: Kiran Williams

Learn to etch fabric! You will be shown how to screen-print your design onto the fabric or to apply the paste freehand. The specially woven fabric of mixed… Read more...

Starting: Sunday 31st July 2016
Ending: Sunday 31st July 2016
From: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Devoré Print

Tutor: Kiran Williams

This fascinating process may be thought of as etching on fabric. It is most usually used on specially woven mixed fibres. A design can be screen-printed or the… Read more...

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Devoré Print

Tutor: Kiran Williams

This is a process where part of a fabric is burned away (or devoured). A design can be screen-printed or paste can be applied freehand. Once dry it is then… Read more...

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Drawn To Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany and Jeni Nuttall

This unique course combines drawing from life with printmaking and includes site visits around some visually stunning areas nearby, drawing and preparing… Read more...

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Drawn To Print

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

This is a unique course designed to marry up the drawn mark with printmaking. Over 5 mornings you will be supported through urban sketching and also working… Read more...

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Drawn To Screen

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

This unique course combines drawing from life with printmaking and includes site visits around some visually stunning areas nearby, drawing and preparing… Read more...

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Drawn To Screen

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Work directly on a screen through drawing and painting and the clever use of stencils, fillers and special screen drawing fluid. This 4 week course will help… Read more...

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Drypoint

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

The drypoint mark has a unique quality giving immediate and raw impact to sketched lines. Different scribes and even electric engraving tools can be used to… Read more...

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Drypoint

Tutor: Martin Kochany

The drypoint mark has a unique quality giving immediate and raw impact to sketched lines. Different scribes and even electric engraving tools can be used to… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Drypoint and Carborundum

Tutor: Martin Kochany

You will be shown how to scratch your design onto aluminium plate with drypoint tools, and a creative approach to inking. Adding carborundum grit in paste… Read more...

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Electric Printmaking

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Not for the faint hearted this fun weekend will give you scope to play with electric engravers, drills and routers to create brash, dynamic and gutsy prints… Read more...

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Electric Printmaking

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Not for the faint hearted, this fun weekend will give you scope to play with electric engravers, drills and routers to create images that range from the brash… Read more...

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End Papers

Tutor: Sue Shaw

Explore the chronology of endpaper design (marbling, small repeat patterns and thematic), and bring them to fruition by printing on our lovely Risograph.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Etched Lino

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Relief printing with a difference, etched lino uses expressive and fluid marks drawn and painted directly on the lino and then etched with caustic soda. The… Read more...

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Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Learn how to apply wax grounds and draw your image with a needle. Let the nitric acid bite your plate. No crude scratching. You will develop your plate, adding… Read more...

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Etching & Photo-etching

Tutor: Sean Rorke

Immerse yourself into the art of etching from hard and soft grounds and etching different depths of line to adding tone through aquatint. As the week… Read more...

Starting: Monday 8th August 2016
Ending: Friday 12th August 2016
From: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Spaces available

Experimental Printing - Pressure Printing & Monoprinting

Tutor: Roni Gross

You will learn how to make paper plates that combine different materials and textures and use them to do pressure printing on a letterpress proofing press.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Expressive Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Taking a lively and painterly approach to etching this course will bring in new ideas and ways of working and will include working with sugar-lift, Vaseline… Read more...

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Expressive Letterpress

Tutor: David Armes

Spend two days with tutor David Armes learning how letterpress can be used to create vibrant, graphic prints. Using the studio’s wood type collection and the… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 6th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 7th August 2016
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Expressive Monoprint

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Working in painterly and expressive manners directly onto a plate you will be shown how to build up colour, work wet-on-wet, work back into your image and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Expressive Print

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Paint, scratch, roll-up, wipe, print, overprint. This course will inspire and encourage you to work freely in a painterly and expressive way, to large scale… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Expressive Printmaking

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Combine carborundum, drypoint and monoprint in an expressive manner. You will be shown strong mark-making and sumptuous painterly approaches to print. Learn to… Read more...

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Expressive Printmaking

Tutor: Martin Kochany

With each week we’ll build upon techniques of mono-printing, carborundum and drypoint to make ever more rich large-scale prints, layered with colour and… Read more...

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Expressive Printmaking

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Free yourself up with a new expressive way of working. Through large scale monoprint, drypoint and carborundum you will be shown how to create a vibrant image… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Expressive Screenprint

Tutor: Sean Rorke & Jeni Nuttall

Go wild with expressive marks and experimental ways of screenprinting. Tutors Sean Rorke & Jeni Nuttall will guide you through the use of drawing fluid, talc,… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 13th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 14th August 2016
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Full Colour Gum Bichromate

Tutor: John Brewer

Treat yourself before Christmas to this sumptuous 19th Century photographic technique, which mixes gum arabic with watercolour pigment and a magic ingredient.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic to create photo-resist that when rolled over with ink can hold the ink just like a… Read more...

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Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic to create photo-resist. When rolled over with ink they can hold the ink just like a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic to create photo-resist that when rolled over with ink can hold the ink just like a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with just the right amount of gum arabic solution which when rolled over with ink can hold the… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic which when rolled over with ink can hold the image just like a lithograph would.… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Gum Bichromate Printing

Tutor: John Brewer

Popular between the 1890’s and 1920’s, gum bichromate printing is probably the most expressive and flexible of all early photographic techniques. In its… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Hard-backed Book Making

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

This two day course will show you how to make your own hardback books from scratch. You will begin by learning how to traditionally sew onto tapes along with… Read more...

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Hard-backed Books

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

This two day course will show you how to use a combination of found papers, ephemera and your own artwork to make beautiful French-sewn, hard-back books… Read more...

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Hardback Books

Tutor: Sylvia Waltering

Over four evenings you will learn how to make two different types of hardback book from scratch. You will begin by learning how to sew single pages on to tapes… Read more...

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Hardback Books

Tutor: Sylvia Waltering

Over one weekend learn how to make two different types of hardback book from scratch. You will begin by learning how to sew single pages onto tapes to make a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Hydro-plate Etching

Tutor: Nick Mobbs

This method of photo-etching uses pre-coated zinc plates and can capture very fine detail, and is essentially more tonal than conventional photo-etching. Over… Read more...

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Inside Out Books

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Using an existing unwanted hardback book you will learn how to detach the cover, turn it inside out, and sew in new selected pages and prints of your own with… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Introduction to Book Arts

Tutor: Emily Speed

Working with your own drawings, mementos, and collected ephemera, this course will introduce you to a range of different book forms, including concertina,… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Introduction To Printmaking

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Learn the art of printmaking and get to grips with different ways of mark-making and layering. This course starts you off with monoprinting and moves on in… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Introduction to Printmaking

Tutor: Lois Gilbert & Martin Kochany

Explore a full introductory range of techniques from painterly and drawn monoprint to drypoint, carborundum, collagraphs and relief printing. You will be able… Read more...

Starting: Monday 1st August 2016
Ending: Friday 5th August 2016
From: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Spaces available

Introduction To Screenprinting

Tutor: Mandy Tolley

Screenprinting is quick, colourful and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Create your own photo-screens by laying down base colours with simple… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Introduction To Screenprinting

Tutor: Mandy Tolley

Screenprinting is quick, colourful and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Learn to screenprint base colours and add a second layer with simple… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Introduction to Screenprinting

Tutor: Mandy Tolley

Screenprinting is quick, colourful and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Learn to screenprint base colours and add a second layer with simple… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Bookbinding & Box Making

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Experience a unique weekend workshop in Japanese book binding and box making. Learn the skills to make 4 different Fukuro Toji binding styles, (four hole,… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Paper Making & Printmaking

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Returning to the UK for the Summer, after spending two years in Japan, Lucy May Schofield will give a talk about her recent residency at ‘MI-LAB’… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga) Level 2

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

For those who have previously attended a weekend workshop in Mokuhanga, to build on their existing skills and further explore this captivating, non-toxic,… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Japanese Woodcut

Tutor: Rebecca Salter

We are very pleased to welcome back Rebecca Salter to Hot Bed Press. Rebecca has written books on Japanese woodblock printing and is a well renowned artist and… Read more...

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Kevin Holdaway : Printmaking's Lino King

Tutor: Kevin Holdaway

To coincide with a major exhibition of his complex and colourful reduction lino prints on show at Stockport Art Gallery February 7th to March 17th 2014 Kevin… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Large-scale Etching with Steel

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Learn how to apply wax grounds and draw your image with a needle; then let the nitric acid bite your plate surface. You will develop your plate, with fine and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpress for Designers

Tutor: David Armes

Be inspired by the design potential of letterpress and find out about printing on CD covers/packaging. Over 5 evenings you will be shown how to set type, get a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpress Posters

Tutor: David Armes

Would you like to go large? Why not try our poster size wooden letters. Compose a message, set your own manifesto or just play with words. You will go away… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpress Weekend

Tutor: Graham Moss

On this introductory course, suitable for beginners, you will be working with your own text. You will learn to properly handle metal type and a table-top… Read more...

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Letterpressed Bookmarks

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Everyone loves a good bookmark. Come and print your own bespoke bookmarks. Set your own type and print dozens of bookmarks. We will have plenty of lovely… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Letterpressed Books

Tutor: Elizabeth Willow

Spend a week creating beautiful and unusual artists’ books. You will learn traditional skills such as setting metal and wood type, ornament and image blocks… Read more...

Starting: Monday 1st August 2016
Ending: Friday 5th August 2016
From: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Life Printing

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Life drawing and printmaking combined over 4 evenings. For those interested in drawing from the life model this course gives you more skills and more ways of… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Life Printmaking

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Life drawing with a twist. This is a pretty unique course. You will be taught how to print direct from the life model. These directness of monoprinting and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Marbling

Tutor: Sue Shaw

Create beautiful, colourful patterned designs onto paper ideal as end papers, book covers, wrapping or even just to line your drawers! To create marbling is… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Marvellous Mezzotint

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little dots made by a mezzotint rocker. The rocked plate produces a deep black when… Read more...

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Marvellous Monoprint

Tutor: Oliver Flude

Get the monoprint bug. Starting with the simple, yet really effective trace monoprint, add colour and layer up tone. Moving on to painterly monotype and… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Mezzotint

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Create a plate of intense, dense black by indenting a solid field of dots using a mezzotint rocker and work back into the copper plate by burnishing tones that… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 20th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 21st August 2016
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Monoprinting

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Add a new dimension and new life to your drawing style. You will be shown different ways of working, layering, working back into the image and the use of a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Monoprinting

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Add a new dimension and new life to your drawing style. You will be shown different ways of working, layering, working back into the image and the use of a… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Multi-Block Relief Printing

Tutor: Martin Kochany

Fun with lino! Design, cut and ink 3 separate blocks of lino and overprint in different colours. Overlapping will create another colour and a really complex… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Multi-colour Gum Arabic Transfer

Tutor: Justin Sanders

Working with photocopies of photographs saturated with gum arabic to create prints that are a hybrid between lithography and etching that when rolled over with… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Multi-Coloured Relief Printing

Tutor: Kevin Holdaway

We are really pleased to have Kevin back with us following his sell-out talk in March. Kevin will show his incredible lino prints and teach you how to achieve… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Orizome - Japanese Paper Dyeing and Book Binding

Tutor: Lucy May Schofield

Using Orizome Japanese dying techniques we will explore the effects of geometric folding forms on mulberry paper to create endless combinations of possible… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Painterly Photopolymer Printing

Tutor: Kip Gresham

Create a deep tonal image that has the subtle mark-making of lithography and the depth of tone of etching/gravure. These incredibly responsive gelatine plates… Read more...

Starting: Saturday 6th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 7th August 2016
From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spaces available

Painterly Screenprinting

Tutor: Jeni Nuttall

Take the painterly approach to screenprinting. Paint and draw on the screen and pull it through the screen. You can get beautiful marks from watercolour to… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule

Photo Etching

Tutor: Martin Kochany

The art of etching combined with the subtlety and tonality of photography. This course will help you take your photographs to another level. You will be shown… Read more...

This course is not currently on the schedule