Evening Printmaking Course in Lino and Drypoint | Hosted by Lavender Print

Weekly on Monday Evening 7.00pm - 9.00pm (4 sessions)


Option Two : 26th July - 16th August ( 4 sessions )


Our evening printmaking course is brilliant for beginners or someone wanting to delve deeper into the world of printmaking. You will explore two printmaking techniques; Lino and Drypoint.


You will learn:

  • Both printmaking techniques: Lino printing and drypoint etching.

  • How to design and transfer an image.

  • Different mark making techniques to use on your chosen design, using a variety of tools.

  • Print using oil or water based inks and understanding registration techniques.

  • Learn how to push your print further with Chine-collé technique.

  • Print through our press ‘Olive’


The course has been designed to support all levels of experience, whether you are a beginner or already have some experience within printmaking, this course can teach you the foundations of printmaking whilst allowing you to learn more advanced techniques within lino and drypoint. 

This class is kept small with a maximum of 6 pupils. 


Tutor: Ben Hendy 

Ben was elected into the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, one of the world’s premier printmaking organisations.

His work focuses on ordinary surfaces and materials, investigating textures that tend to be overlooked as uninteresting or characterless. Printmaking is often combined with bookbinding techniques, influenced by a keen interest in Book Arts. Ben is an active member of the Society of Bookbinders and is the organiser of their International Bookbinding Competition.


Recent awards include the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Print Prize, The Heatherley School of Fine Art Open Studio Prize, and the Printmaking Today Artist’s Eye Prize."


What experience do I need? 

You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. Our tutor will take you step by step on the two processes, they can add an advanced level within the technique. 


What is Lino and Drypoint?


Drypoint printmaking

  • Drypoint involves scratching an image into a thin plastic or metal sheet using a range of metal tools. 

  • The lines that are made are then filled with ink and transferred onto paper. 


Lino printmaking

  • Lino is what we in the business call 'relief' printing and works in the opposite way to drypoint. 

  • You will work by cutting away everything but the image, then ink the outlying surface, and print onto paper.


What will I go home with? 

Over the course you will go home with many variations of prints, some days you may spend more time on the plate itself however the next session you can print from 5 - 10 prints on the size of A5-A4 sizes of paper. 


Do I have to bring any materials? 

We provide all materials including tools, inks, rollers, plates, plastic and paper. Please bring an apron.


How many people are in a workshop

Due to COVID we are following all guidelines with a maximum of 6 people within one workshop.


Will everyone be socially distanced? 

Yes, we are ensuring everyone is socially distanced when sitting in their seat. 



Evening Printmaking Course in Lino and Drypoint | Hosted by Lavender Print

  • Cancellation Policy

    Please note that our cancellation policy is to protect our tutors and ensure that our courses remain viable, as late cancellations on these small courses can be very damaging to our independent business.

    If you wish to cancel a workshop or course due to take place within the next 14 days, you will not be entitled to a refund, or to reschedule your booking. We will however open the place(s) back up on our website, and if rebooked, you will be able to reschedule for another time. 

    If you wish to cancel with more than 14 days notice, you will be able to reschedule your booking for a future date, or a refund can be given with a £10 admin fee deduction.

    We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason, this may be down to insufficient bookings, illness, covid 19 restrictions etc. In the event of a cancellation you can either arrange another date, receive a gift voucher to use on any course or get a full refund.