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Portraiture: Drawing & Monoprinting

30th October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

£30.00 – £60.00

Learn and develop your skills and confidence in using a range of media such as charcoal, pencil and graphite to create drawn portraits., working from reference images.

You will then experiment with monoprinting using a technique in which the inked up plate is drawn into and partially wiped away, creating light and dark areas (chiaroscuro) before making prints of your portraits.

The workshop will be taught in a step by step way with tutor advice and guidance.

What experience do I need?

This is a mixed ability workshop for complete beginners and those with some previous drawing and printmaking experience. Those who have some previous experience may benefit from a fresh approach to working and learn how to develop portraiture in printmaking.

What will I make?

You will draw portraits onto A3 cartridge paper using a range of monotone media to first develop drawing skills, working from portrait reference images. You will also produce monoprints onto large sheets of A2 cartridge paper using oil based inks and our etching presses.

Who is my tutor?

Chris Eastham is an Artist and Teacher based in Leeds. She has a degree in Fine Art and has taught art and design extensively throughout her career, mainly in schools up to A level and also with some adult education classes. Since joining Leeds Print Workshop three years ago, Chris has been developing her decorative portraits and has regularly exhibited and sold her monoprints. She is an accomplished painter who was a successful contestant on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020.

Do I need to bring anything?

All materials and equipment will be provided including cartridge paper, a range of drawing materials, inks etc. You are encouraged to bring along some of your own drawing materials to try if you have them. It would be useful to bring a portfolio folder to take your prints home – these can be purchased from the print workshop if needed.


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30th October
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
£30.00 – £60.00
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If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you, less a 10% admin fee, if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Transfers are also possible up until 14 days before the start of the course. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.


Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and accessible toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one blue badge car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street, subject to availability.

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

Course Price Concessions

Leeds Print Workshop currently offers half price concession tickets for those on certain income-based state benefits, which are subsidised by funding from Leeds City Council. To be eligible you must be in receipt of state benefits and be able to provide evidence. See our price concession webpage for further information.

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