Printmaking Workshop - Direct Trace Drawing and Gelli Printing (UC09U49F)

Come to this half day workshop and have a go at direct trace drawing and gelli printing to create single coloured or multi-coloured one off prints.

All printing materials provided.

When? Saturday, 1:00pm - 3:30pm from 22nd June 2019 until 22nd June 2019 for 1 weeks.
Where? The course is held in Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DJ.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £39.00.

Please see additional cost information below
The course fee includes inks, tools, quickprint, lino and other materials. Paper which will be available to purchase from the tutor. To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.

How to enrol?

Contact the ACRES office on 01825 761820 and staff will be pleased to help you.

Course overview

During this taster workshop you will have the opportunity to create single coloured or multi-coloured one off prints using
direct trace drawing and Gelli printing techniques.

During the course

What you already need to know

This is an 'all abilities' course and is suitable for beginners with no or very little experience of printmaking and students who have some experience of printmaking.

What you will learn

During this workshop you will explore the more experimental techniques of:

direct trace drawing
gelli printing

How you will learn it

You will learn and develop your printmaking skills as you work through the different techniques. Your learning will be supported by tutor demonstration, practical work, individual tuition, and through discussing and sharing ideas with other students within the group.

Hand-outs will be used to enhance your learning and examples of original work as well as a range of artist's books will be on hand to inspire you.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

Please bring:

an apron (if required)
your own supply of latex gloves (if required)


How much extra study or practice is involved?

During the course your tutor will advise you about different artists or movements which may be relevant to your own work. After the course, you will be able to carry out your own research and continue to use these simple techniques and develop your ideas at home if you wish to.

What do previous students say?

"I've loved learning different print techniques and being able to use them at home without needing lots of equipment." (Chris)

"I feel much freer to experiment and not be afraid to try mixing materials." (Kathrine)

What can I learn next?

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

The tutor will be able to provide information about other printmaking courses/workshops that are available in the local area and Brighton (i.e. at both BIP and at Inkspot Press).

To find out about other courses that might extend your skills and knowledge go to

How can I get further information about these?

For details of ACRES courses, please speak to your tutor, visit the ACRES website at, consult our latest brochure, or alternatively speak to a member of staff at the office in Uckfield on: 01825 761820.