Red Hot Press


We offer a broad range of scheduled courses and cater for complete beginners as well as those who want to refine their skills.

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Courses until the end of January 2019

October 2018

Image of someone Screenprinting
Supervised Practice

Saturday 6th October 10am - 2pm £40

Supervised practice days are for people with some printmaking experience. These are not taught courses but there is technical support. Great if you want to produce your own work.


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Monoprint of a landscape
A talk and demonstration by Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.

Saturday 13th October £80

A chance to meet the people who make the ink! A talk and demonstration by Michael and Barry Rushton from Hawthorn Printmaker Supplies.


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Colour etching of a tree
Colour Etching Weekend

20 - 21th October 10am - 4:30pm £130

Discover the techniques and potential of colour etching. We will create the plates on day one then explore colour printing methods to create etchings rich in colour and detail.

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Linocut of a abstract Landscape
First Steps in Linocut - 4 week course

Wednesdays 10am - 12.30pm 10th – 31st October

This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn about linocutting from the beginning. Working through a series of useful exercises to help you plan, cut and print successful prints.


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November 2018

Someone inking up a Linocut
Supervised Practice

Saturday 3rd November 10am - 2pm £40

Supervised practice days are for people with some printmaking experience. These are not taught courses but there is technical support. Great if you want to produce your own work.

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A Drypoint image of a portrait of a man
Discover Drypoint Day

Sunday 4th November 10am - 4:30pm £70

A great course for those who like to draw and a good introduction to intaglio printmaking. Enjoy using a range of different drypoint tools to create images rich in varied mark making.

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A Linocut image of flowers
Linocut Day

Saturday 10th November 10am - 4:30pm £70

An introduction to linocutting everything from selecting a suitable image through to drawing, cutting and printing a single colour block.

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An Etching of someones feet
Soft Ground Etching Day - One Space Left!

Saturday 17th November 10am - 4:30pm £70

On this taster day you will learn how to use this traditional technique to create textural images with soft pencil-like lines.


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Photo Transfer of a group of people
Photo Transfer Weekend

24th - 25th November 10am - 4:30pm £130

This unusual technique turns simple black and white photocopies and wax crayon drawings into printing plates from which you can print brightly coloured layered prints that pop!

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December 2018

Someone printing in the workshop
Supervised Practice

Saturday 1st December 10am - 2pm £40

An introduction to linocutting from selecting a suitable image through to drawing, cutting and printing a single colour block. We will also explore rolling blended colours and adding chine collé.

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A woodcut of pots and vases
Lino and Woodcut Weekend

8th – 9th December 10am - 4:30pm £130

A chance to explore the world of relief printing with lino and side-grain wood blocks. Overlay colours and combine mediums to produce a selection of brightly coloured prints.


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January 2019

Introduction to Wood Engraving - FULL

7th – 28th January 1.30pm - 4.30pm £125

A chance to explore the wonderful world of wood engraving with an expert engraver. You will learn all the basics of this traditional technique.

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Carborundum Printing Weekend

12th – 13th January 10am - 4:30pm £130

Carborundum grit is used in printing to give rich, dense areas of ink. We will cover plate making, inking and printing techniques and use drypoint mark making to add lines and detail to your image.

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Screenprint Day

Saturday 19th January 10am - 4:30pm £70

An introduction or refresher day. Brighten up a January day by learning about paper stencil screen printing. Have fun creating a 3 colour image and leave with a selection of prints.

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Books and Boxes Weekend

26th - 27th January 10am - 4:30pm £130

Learn all the basics of making a hardback sectional sewn sketchbook plus a slipcase to keep it in. This course is suitable for beginners with all materials provided.


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Scheduled courses

Our programme ranges from one or two day workshops that focus on a particular printmaking technique to longer courses for beginners and improvers and our Foundation in Printmaking that will make you an all round better printmaker.

Follow this link to download a booking form for courses and supervised practice sessions

Bespoke courses

We can arrange one-to-one tuition for individuals in specific printmaking techniques or tailored courses for groups of all levels in a wide range of techniques.

If you would like to find out more about bespoke courses or group bookings, call Sarah on 07790 870558 or Katherine on 07814 016563 to talk it through

1 2 1 tuition

We offer 1 2 1 tuition for individuals who require a focused session on a particular printmaking technique. In recent years we have worked with trainee teachers, tutors working in further and higher education and members of the public who are unable to attend our scheduled courses.
1 2 1 sessions can be booked on any day convenient to you when we do not have a scheduled course running. Contact us for prices and to discuss this further or to book 1 2 1 tuition.

Thank-you for a lovely afternoon last Monday, I really enjoyed it. I have now got a whole lot of ideas whirling around my head and I just need a block of uninterrupted time to execute them.
Quoted from a recent 1 2 1 participant.

Introduction to Printmaking Course

Our popular Introduction to Printmaking courses are an ideal starting point if you want to try out some printmaking techniques. On this course you will cover the basics of three different printmaking techniques; Monoprinting, Cardcuts and Etching. You will also become familiar with working in a purpose made print workshop.

Evening course:

Mondays 6 weeks 17th September - 22nd October 7pm - 9:30pm £145