Workshops & Short Courses

We run workshops and short courses in a range of different printmaking and bookbinding techniques, all taught by tutors with a wealth of experience in printmaking and education.

Our dedicated print workshop space hosts professional equipment, various etching and relief presses and screen printing facilities for course participants to use, along with a range of specialist materials.

Course Price Concessions
We are currently able to offer a limited number of 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 reside in a Leeds Council ward, be in receipt of state benefits and be able to provide evidence. See our price concession webpage for further information.

Gelli Printing Taster Session

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Explore the exciting process of Gelli printing on this taster session. Printing from gelatine plates is a type of monoprinting which is instant and effective without the need for a press. Using water based inks you will explore a range of different effects from bold colourful textures to more subtle colours and patterns. You will be...

Sold Out £17.50 – £35.00

Explore Printmaking – 5 Week Course

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

This Explore Printmaking Course will run over 5 sessions on Thursdays 1st - 29th August, 6:30-9:00pm. This course will introduce you to some of the processes you can access at Leeds Print Workshop and give you the basic skills to continue using them after the course. The tutor will demonstrate: Monoprinting – using oil based relief...

Get Tickets £67.50 – £135.00 6 tickets left

Etching with Copper Sulphate

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

On this one day workshop you will explore the basics of etching metal printing plates such as zinc and aluminium using hard wax grounds and copper sulphate solution. Etching is an intaglio printmaking process where etched lines or grooves are created on a metal surface which are then inked up and printed from using an...

Get Tickets £35.00 – £70.00 2 tickets left

Cyanotypes

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Explore the beautiful photographic process of cyanotype to create your own cyan-blue prints. You will learn how to produce a set of cyanotypes where thin objects or acetates are placed directly onto specially-coated paper and then exposed to UV light. When these objects are removed and the paper is washed with water a blue image remains....

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 5 tickets left

Lino Printing on Fabric

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Create your own relief printing stamp to print a design or surface pattern onto fabric. You will learn how to carve a lino block using cutting tools, how to use relief inks and how to develop and print imagery onto textiles. The focus is to teach you some basic lino cutting skills and produce some printed...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 5 tickets left

Textile Screen Printing – 2 Day Course

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Mondays 12th & 19th August, 10:30am-4:00pm both days. On this 2 day textile screen printing course you will learn how to screen print using blank screens and paper stencils as well as how to coat and expose screens using the photo emulsion method. You will explore colour using textile pigment inks and learn how to...

Get Tickets £62.50 – £125.00 6 tickets left

Mono-Screen Printing

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

A fun and expressive approach to screen printing for any experience level. Mono screen printing involves applying or painting colour directly onto an open screen in order to create unique prints. You will experiment with the application of paint and pastels exploring how different effects can be achieved. You will work in a spontaneous manner,...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 5 tickets left

Woodcut Relief Printing

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Spend a day learning how to use specialist woodcutting tools to carve your own design into high-quality plywood to print from. You’ll learn how to use oil based inks and use Leeds Print Workshop’s traditional relief printing presses, as well as other printing methods including hand burnishing. This is a great introduction to woodcut techniques....

Get Tickets £32.50 – £65.00 4 tickets left

Collograph & Monoprint

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Join us for a fun and interesting workshop exploring collograph and monoprinting techniques to create your own unique series of prints onto paper. You’ll learn how to use our specialist equipment, etching presses and oil based inks. These collograph techniques will focus on creating a printing plate using various textures and you’ll use stencils to...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 6 tickets left

Screen Printing Tees & Totes

Leeds Print Workshop Patrick Studios, St Mary's Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Explore screen printing onto blank tote bags and t-shirts. This one day workshop will cover; Preparing imagery for screen printing, Coating & exposing screens, Mixing inks, Screen printing methods, Heat setting/fixing inks to make them washable, You’ll come away from the session with some finished products with your own design screen printed onto them and...

Sold Out £30.00 – £60.00

Monoprint Taster Session

Monoprinting uses a plate and stencil process and multiple layers of oil-based ink to make unique prints. This process is a great first introduction into printmaking – you’ll learn about inks and paper, and use our fantastic range of etching presses and equipment in the workshop. Starting out with simple shapes and block colours you can...

Get Tickets £20.00 – £40.00 8 tickets left

Lino Printing

Learn and explore the basics of linocut on this one day workshop. Lino is a relief printing process. The printing plate can be made from traditional hessian backed flooring lino or a polymer based block. We will use an easy cut lino which is softer and easier to use. You will be shown how to...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 7 tickets left

Drypoint Taster Session

Drypoint etching is a printing process where lines or marks are scratched or inscribed into a surface which is then printed from. It is usually by the intaglio method, where the incisions are filled with ink and printed from, rather than the relief method which prints from the surface. On this taster session you will make...

Get Tickets £20.00 – £40.00 8 tickets left

Stencil Screen Printing

Explore screen printing using paper stencils on this one-day workshop. A fun and experimental approach to screen print for any experience level. Get to grips with our fantastic screen printing facilities and learn the basics of screen printing onto paper. You will use paper stencil methods to print multi-layered prints, experimenting with transparent inks to...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 7 tickets left

Collograph Taster Session

This workshop will introduce you to a version of collograph which uses relief inking methods to produce prints using our fantastic range etching presses and equipment in the print workshop. You’ll use oil based inks, stencils, collage and textures to create an exciting series of prints. This is a great introduction to the collograph technique....

Get Tickets £20.00 – £40.00 7 tickets left

Introduction to Screen Printing – 5 Week Course

This 5 week evening course will run on Tuesdays 24th September - 22nd October 6:00-8:30pm. Explore the process of screen printing onto paper and develop your confidence as an independent screen printer. You will learn how to register and layer your designs, and print with multiple colours. You will gain an understanding of the photo...

Get Tickets £70.00 – £140.00 5 tickets left

Bookbinding with Printmaking – 4 Week Course

Join us for a four-session course exploring bookbinding methods, with opportunity to print your own book covers and end pages using monoprinting techniques. This course will run over 4 sessions on Wednesdays 25th September - 16th October 6:30-9:00pm. Explore a range of bookbinding techniques using simple glueing and stitching methods, such as pamphlet stitch books,...

Get Tickets £52.50 – £105.00 8 tickets left

Jigsaw Linocut

Printing a linocut jigsaw style is an easy way to print a design in multiple colours. You cut the lino block into pieces, ink them up separately, then put the lino block back together to print. Your tutor will guide you through designing an image for the jigsaw printing method. You will also be shown...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 7 tickets left

Gelli Printing Taster Session

Explore the exciting process of Gelli printing on this taster session. Printing from gelatine plates is a type of monoprinting which is instant and effective without the need for a press. Using water based inks you will explore a range of different effects from bold colourful textures to more subtle colours and patterns. You will be...

Get Tickets £17.50 – £35.00 8 tickets left

Paper Screen Printing – 2 Day Course

This two day course will run on Saturdays 5th & 12th October 10:30am-4:00pm. The course will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing onto paper, introduce you to the equipment and develop your confidence as an independent screen printer. You will learn how to register and layer your designs, and print with multiple colours. By...

Get Tickets £62.50 – £125.00 6 tickets left

Linocut Taster Session

Join us for a taster session exploring linocut relief printing techniques and print a range of your own greeting cards, or designs onto paper. Your tutor will guide you through designing an image for linocut. You will be shown how to carve the lino block, apply the inks, and print it – both with our...

Get Tickets £20.00 – £40.00 8 tickets left

Woodcut Relief Printing

Spend a day learning how to use specialist woodcutting tools to carve your own design into high-quality plywood to print from. You’ll learn how to use oil based inks and use Leeds Print Workshop’s traditional relief printing presses, as well as other printing methods including hand burnishing. This is a great introduction to woodcut techniques....

Get Tickets £32.50 – £65.00 8 tickets left

Textile Screen Printing

On this one day textile screen printing workshop you will learn how to prepare imagery for screen printing, and how to coat and expose screens using the photo emulsion method. You will explore colour using textile pigment inks and learn how to mix colours for screen printing. You will be encouraged to develop a range...

Get Tickets £32.50 – £65.00 7 tickets left

Procreate Basics for Portraiture

Explore the exciting possibilities of using Procreate software for iPad to create drawings and portraits. This is an introductory session in which you will be guided through the basic use of tools and brushes on the software. With these skills you will then be able to create your own portrait. What experience do I need?...

Get Tickets £12.50 – £25.00 8 tickets left

Portraiture: Drawing & Monoprinting

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)...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 8 tickets left

Cyanotypes

Explore the beautiful photographic process of cyanotype to create your own cyan-blue prints. You will learn how to produce a set of cyanotypes where thin objects or acetates are placed directly onto specially-coated paper and then exposed to UV light. When these objects are removed and the paper is washed with water a blue image remains....

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 6 tickets left

Embossing Taster Session

This taster session explores embossing techniques to produce subtle images on paper. The process uses no ink but creates raised and textured areas on paper using a range of different found materials. You will discover how to soak and use a range of papers to create embossed pieces using our traditional etching presses in the workshop....

Get Tickets £17.50 – £35.00 7 tickets left

Screen Printing Tees & Totes

Explore screen printing onto blank tote bags and t-shirts. This one day workshop will cover; Preparing imagery for screen printing, Coating & exposing screens, Mixing inks, Screen printing methods, Heat setting/fixing inks to make them washable, You’ll come away from the session with some finished products with your own design screen printed onto them and...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 4 tickets left

Explore Printmaking – 5 Week Course

This Explore Printmaking Course will run over 5 sessions on Tuesdays 5th November - 3rd December 6:00-8:30pm. This course will introduce you to some of the processes you can access at Leeds Print Workshop and give you the basic skills to continue using them after the course. The tutor will demonstrate: Monoprinting – using oil based...

Get Tickets £67.50 – £135.00 8 tickets left

Next Steps in Letterpress – 5 Week Course

Develop your skills in letterpress techniques on this five-week follow on course. This course will run over 5 sessions on Wednesday evenings 6th November - 4th December 6:30-9:00pm Throughout the course you'll have the opportunity to work with our metal type and wood type sets and various traditional presses to develop your ideas and knowledge...

Get Tickets £67.50 – £135.00 4 tickets left

Introduction to Screen Printing – 5 Week Course

This 5 week evening course will run on Mondays 11th November - 9th December 6:00-8:30pm. Explore the process of screen printing onto paper and develop your confidence as an independent screen printer. You will learn how to register and layer your designs, and print with multiple colours. You will gain an understanding of the photo...

Get Tickets £70.00 – £140.00 6 tickets left

Etching with Copper Sulphate

On this one day workshop you will explore the basics of etching metal printing plates such as zinc and aluminium using hard wax grounds and copper sulphate solution. Etching is an intaglio printmaking process where etched lines or grooves are created on a metal surface which are then inked up and printed from using an...

Get Tickets £35.00 – £70.00 6 tickets left

Arabic Calligraphy & Screen Printing

Explore calligraphy and create screen prints inspired by the patterns in Arabic calligraphy on this one day workshop. Join us for a one day calligraphy taster course to learn Arabic calligraphy. During the first part of the day you will learn flourishes and basic lettering, before moving onto an abstract design. You will also learn...

Get Tickets £32.50 – £65.00 6 tickets left

Collograph & Monoprint

Join us for a fun and interesting workshop exploring collograph and monoprinting techniques to create your own unique series of prints onto paper. You’ll learn how to use our specialist equipment, etching presses and oil based inks. These collograph techniques will focus on creating a printing plate using various textures and you’ll use stencils to...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 8 tickets left

Lino Printing Christmas Cards

Create your own Christmas cards on our festive themed card printing workshop. On this workshop you’ll carve your own lino printing block and learn how to use the inks, tools and equipment to make festive lino printed cards. Perfect to send your friends and family a unique handmade card this Christmas! What experience do I...

Get Tickets £20.00 – £40.00 8 tickets left

Mono-Screen Printing

A fun and expressive approach to screen printing for any experience level. Mono screen printing involves applying or painting colour directly onto an open screen in order to create unique prints with painterly marks. You will experiment with the application of paint and pastels exploring how different effects can be achieved. You will work in...

Get Tickets £30.00 – £60.00 3 tickets left

Screen Printing Christmas Cards

Create your own Christmas cards on our festive themed card printing workshop. Join us on our festive screen printing workshop to make your own printed Christmas cards. Using a combination of hand cut paper stencils and pre-prepared imagery on screens you’ll print your own unique Christmas cards to send to friends and family this Christmas....

Get Tickets £20.00 – £40.00 7 tickets left