Evening Courses 2019


Evening Courses starting September 2019 

Starting in January Kiwi will be running our popular 10-week evening courses for all levels of experience. Courses range from a 10-week Beginners in Printmaking, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional Practise and a New Print Development Summer Course for professionals working in the creative educational sector.



Each evening course is taught by Dena O'Brien and Ella Brett, both qualified printmakers and share the love, uniqueness and organic qualities printmaking has to offer. The evening courses allow you to apply your own ideas, get inky, explore a range of printing making skills and techniques. With the help of Dena and Ella's experience you will produce a range of prints and gain valuable skills, problem solving, explore different print methods throughout each course.

Beginners Silk Screen Printing / 10 weeks

Winter - Spring 
Dates: Monday 14th January - Monday 25th March 2019
(Please note there will not be a class on Monday 18th February half term week)

Autumn - Winter
Dates: Monday 16th September - Monday 25th November 2019
(Please note there will not be a class on Monday 21st October half term week)


This new 10 week course will emerge you in everything screen print. It will run on Monday evenings from 6.30-9pm and teach you all you need to know to getting started on your design work to pulling that squeegee across your screen. You will explore a range of skills and techniques such as one colour screen printing, repeat fabric and emulsion screen printing. 

If screen printing is something you have wanted to learn or have loved before, this course is perfect to throw you back into a fully equipped print making environment with the support and guidance from fully qualified print maker Ella Brett. 

Requirements:
  • A4 cutting mat
  • Scalpel with sharp blades (for cutting stencils)
  • A4/A5 sketch book
  • Pencil case with pens, pencils, rubber
  • Apron or old shirt. We do supply some but please bring you own if you would prefer. 

Level: Beginner

Price: £215.00 including materials 

To book a place on this course, please email Dena and Ella at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com

We will then contact you with more details and what to bring along for the course, along with payment details. 


To book a place on any of the below courses, please email Dena and Ella at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com


Beginners Printmaking Evening Course / 10 weeks

Dates: Tuesday 30th April - Tuesday 9th July 2019 (Please note there will not be a class on Tuesday 29th May half term week)



The beginners printmaking evening course is tailored for those who have never done print before or need a refresher. For every processes you will be introduced too, Ella and Dena set a task along with a supporting handout to help you along the way. The aim of the course is to allow you to print and play, producing an experimental series of prints onto paper and fabric. You do not need any art background just willing to take part, have a go and make prints. 

  • Lino: Design, cut and print a lino block 
  • Drypoint: Make a drypoint and print a series of prints exploring colour and Chine Colle
  • Collagraph: Make and print a collagraph using a range of textural materials, colour ink and print onto a range of papers
  • Screenprint: Silk screen printing using cut stencil techniques onto paper

Requirements: 
  • Old apron or shirt
  • Pack cheap paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Pencil and pen
  • Scissors and craft knife

Level: Beginner

Price: £195.00 including materials

To book a place on any of the below courses, please email Dena and Ella at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com


Intermediate Printmaking Evening Course / 10 weeks

Winter - Spring 
Dates: Wednesday 16th January - Wednesday 27th March 2019 (Please note there will not be a class on Wednesday 20th February 2019 half term week)

Autumn - Winter 
Dates: Wednesday 18th September - Wednesday 27th November 2019 (Please note there will not be a class on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 half term week)


The intermediate course is designed for those with a background in printmaking if you have previously attended the beginners 10 week evening course. The course is tailored to help and encourage you develop your current printmaking skills and challenge them further. A fun and professional level where you can apply your own ideas and create a series of prints using a wide variety or print procedures.

  • Drypoint: Scratching an image into the surface of a plate, using selective inking techniques you will create a series of atmospheric post card style images. 
  • Collagraph: Make and print a collagraph using a range of textural materials. Make a small edition from your collagraph plate. Explore colour mixing, embossing and Chine Colle techniques
  • Lino: Design a multi colour separation, cut and print a colour reduction lino block. Print a small edition onto specialist print paper.
  • Emulsion screen Print: Photo stencil screen printing. Make a drawing and learn how to prepare and expose your design onto a screen. Mix colour and print a small edition onto specialist print papers.
  • Fabric repeat pattern: Create a drawing and transfer it into a stencil to print repeat patterns onto fabric.

Requirements: 
  • Old apron or shirt
  • Pack cheap paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Pencil and pen
  • Scissors and craft knife
Level: Intermediate and perfect for those who would like to develop their printmaking skills after attending our beginners evening course.

Price: £215 including materials


To book a place on any of the below courses, please email Dena and Ella at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com



Professional Practice Evening Course / 10 weeks 

Dates: Thursday 19th September - Thursday 28th November 2019 (Please note there will not be a class on Thursday 24th October half term week)



The professional Practise course is delivered by Dena O'Brien. The course is tailored for 6 
people only to allow each individual to gain as much professional tuition. You will research ideas, processes and artists to support your practise. Dena will carry out individual tutorials  and demonstrations over the 10-weeks to discuss your ideas, aims, practise, outcomes and development.  

Participants will be expected to develop a body of work from two chosen print areas such as Screen printing and Lino. Too support your chosen print processes you will be also required to document ideas, research and reflect on your practise into a journal. Dena will encourage all participants to problem solve and invent approaches in print that makes their work unique and at a professional level.

What the course will include:
  • Professional advice and support
  • Tutorials
  • Tutor demonstrations tailored to your ideas and skill level
  • Technical support from studio assistant for design preparation 
  • Tools, materials and equipment prepared in advanced for your individual needs and use at the studio.
Requirements: 
  • Old apron or shirt
  • General art kit such as pencils, paintbrushes, ruler, rubber, cutting matt.
  • Scissors and craft knife
Please note: We recommend investing in your own printmaking tools if you wish to explore a particular process. Unfortunately we cannot loan out studio equipment. 

Level: The course is tailored for those with experience in Printmaking.  You will be required at times to work independently on your printing and actively researching, preparing plates and design work, prior to the course sessions.

Time: 6.30 - 9.00pm

Breaks: Complimentary Tea & Coffee

Class size: 

Price: £310.00 including materials to cover two printmaking processes within A4 size (Please note specialist print papers, large screen exposures and screen print mediums will be additional and a price list will be emailed out along with your booking confirmation).

Booking Requirements: Email Dena and Ella at kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com. Please let us know a time to contact you via the phone. We will call to discuss your experience and if applicable we will invite you to the studio for a 20min tutorial and will need to review a series of work to support your printing experience.