Introduction to Printmaking Workshop | Hosted by Lavender Print School

Sunday 7th November | 2.30 - 5.30pm 2021

Sunday 28th November | 2.30 - 5.30pm 2021 | FULL

Sunday 12th December | 2.30 - 5.30pm 2021


This Introduction to Printmaking workshop is a great way to start your printmaking journey. You will be shown two techniques: Lino and Drypoint, choosing one to explore for the rest of the workshop. It's the perfect class for creative enthusiasts, beginners or someone wanting to learn a little more about printmaking.


  • See a demonstration of two Printmaking techniques from our printmaker.

  • Get guidance and support throughout.

  • Learn how to design, carve/etch and print your designs.

  • Take home an edition of prints and knowledge you have learned throughout the workshop.


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 are the different techniques of printing that I will be learning? 

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 experience do I need? 

You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. Our tutor will take you step by step on all processes. 


What will I go home with? 

You will leave with your own hand-made prints as well as the technical skills and knowledge to continue your artwork beyond the workshop.


Do I have to bring any materials? 

Please bring along some reference photos and ideas of designs you may want to do. If you would like to trace these photos please bring A6 size images. We provide all materials including tools, inks, rollers, plates, plastic and paper. Bringing an apron is recommended.


Can't make one of these evening, these classes are available to book for private groups email for more information.