Printmaking Summer School with Liam Biswell, 19-22 August

Printmaking Summer School with Liam Biswell, 19-22 August

Spend four glorious summer days exploring three fabulous printmaking techniques! All in one stunning art studio with natural surroundings. The last day is your chance focus on your favourite technique.

Taught by professional artist and tutor Liam Biswell, you will delve into the world of dry-point etching, monoprints and screenprinting.

During this inspiring course, you will learn:

  • How to select suitable images and reference materials
  • The key principles dry point etching – how to get stunning images and add extra dimensions with additional colours and collage
  • How to develop your own unique monoprints – this technique is expressive, loose and open to experimentation!
  • How to create your own series of screen prints using cut or ripped stencils and use layering to produce instant, bold prints.
  • How you can express your own style through mark making, use of texture, colour choice and composition.
  • How to edition and mount your work so that it looks great on the wall.

In this professional artists’ studio:

  • You’ll get step by step guidance from Liam throughout the sessions
  • Be given visual presentations and demonstrations
  • You’ll work in a relaxed, informal learning atmosphere and a community of fellow artists to share the learning experience with
  • Frequent refreshments – tea, coffee & biscuits included
  • Beautiful countryside setting

£290 for the four days, which includes materials, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits


Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).


DAY 1:

Drypoint Etching

You will learn how to transfer your chosen image or design onto a plate. This can then be put through the printing press, transferring it to paper!

DAY 2:


A very instant printmaking process, students can achieve effective results quickly.  There are various techniques to explore in monoprint, both with and without an etching press.  It is an experimental process, a favourite of Liam’s for generating ideas as well as finished pieces. The beauty of monoprinting lies in its spontaneity and its allowance for combinations of printmaking, painting and drawing media

DAY 3: 

Screen Printing.

How to use a squeegee to push ink through a screen onto paper, card, fabric, or wood. It’s addictive and you’ll love it!


DAY 4: 

Free day.

This is your chance to take your favourite technique from the week, take your new found skills and explore in more detail!

Suitable for?

Anyone regardless of experience

We do ask that children under 14 years old are accompanied by a full paying adult or guardian.

What is included in the price?

  • Four full days teaching (10am-4pm-ish)
  • A printed course handout outlining the technique’s main principles
  • All your materials and paper
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes
  • Use of a beautiful, purpose built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
  • Beautiful countryside setting

This course is for you if:

  • You want to explore your creativity but lack the confidence to do so on your own
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You want to experiment in a range of printmaking techniques but haven’t had the chance to do so yet
  • You love printmaking

Pre course prep

If you have signed up for the course or are considering doing so then you just need to do a little preparation beforehand.  In a nutshell you need to collect reference material and inspiration to try out in the various print techniques.

Beyond The Course

Liam is a fountain of knowledge! He can tell you how to progress your soon to be found love of printmaking beyond this class!

Need accommodation?

If you are travelling from further afield and would like to stay in the area for your visit then have a look at our recommend B&Bs and hotels.  Click here for the list.

This summer school is perfect for those who are intrigued by the art of printmaking or those who want to take their existing knowledge further. You get to try three different techniques and basically have a play!

Liam Biswell – Course Tutor

£290 for the four days, which includes materials, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits


Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).

We get wonderful feedback from the people who attend this course.  Here are just a couple of testimonials:

Thank you so very much for delivering such a wonderful printing course at The Phoenix Studio. You introduced so many printing options and explained the techniques thoroughly, with useful ideas on how to set up at home without incurring too much expense. It was very much a “hands on ” experience with a practical emphasis. The group all achieved so much which was thanks to your leadership yet your manner was relaxed and informal. The Phoenix Studio also offers a great venue. I certainly learnt a great!

Judith Harper

Liam combines giving the freedom to use your own ideas with giving the confidence that solutions to problems can be resolved! His course has provided a great introduction to various techniques and instilled a desire to carry on and learn more. His classes are relaxed, informative and fun for everyone.

Claire Lynch

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