Courses

Printmaking Courses

Virtually all the courses I run are through Double Elephant Print Workshop (Exeter, Devon).

The link below takes you to the courses page on the Double Elephant website. But please note that not all of the courses shown are with me! I mainly cover intaglio and multi-disciplinary courses, plus oddities and rare skills such as an introduction to Wood Engraving, and Practical Colour mixing for Printmakers. Click on the courses you are interested in to find out more. Not all possible courses are listed at any one time. Do get in touch if you can’t see exactly what you are looking for.

Other options through Double Elephant:

  • I am also available for one-to-one tuition. This can take place either at Double Elephant or at your own studio, if I can get there.
  • Plus, there is an editioning service. I actually enjoy printing other people’s etchings and other types of printing plates. I can also get you in touch with other Double Elephant team members if your editioning job involves other’s expertise – such as screenprinting.

Double Elephant Print Workshop is a community resource set up by me and Simon Ripley in 1997. Double Elephant has evolved and changed over the years and now encompasses a Screenprint Studio on the first floor of the Exeter Phoenix, as well as the Print Workshop in the basement (or lower ground). There’s a team of people working on a very tight budget with no fulltime staff. I’m ensconced in the office every Wednesday trying to get a week’s worth of admin done; Simon looks after the community work team; Esme Cooper looks after the Screenprint department; Emma Molony is brilliant at fundraising and grant applications for projects; Jeremy Speck looks after Linocut and Letterpress; plus lots more invaluable creative individuals busy with delivering courses; outreach workshops; helping to look after  the membership; a bit of marketing and rebuilding a new website and delivering technical support to members… The board of volunteer directors is supported by sensible “non artists” and a bloomin’ good accountant that helps to keep all of us creative types on track and in budget. It is remarkable the Double Elephant is still flourishing after ¼ of a decade, especially considering the difficult times through the pandemic.