Independent Printmaking Practice Diploma (IPPD)

This course is perfect for anyone who wishes to develop their own printmaking practice from a standing start and is interested in establishing a career in the visual arts. Over a period of 4 months, you will be taken on an exploration of printmaking, where you will be guided through all the key printmaking techniques and be inspired by the work of other printmakers through both online research and at exhibitions. The following are the techniques which will be covered on the course:

  • Drypoint etching

  • Monoprint

  • Monotype

  • Multi block & reduction linocutting

  • Woodblock

  • Collograph

  • Screenprint

  • Papermaking

  • Colour-mixing


Starting with simple projects, you will build towards more complex and demanding ones that will test your capabilities and knowledge, underpinning your future practice.

As part of the course, you will visit at least one practicing printmaker. With a combination of one-to-one tuition in the studio, home practice, online tutorials and Zoom and WhatsApp group sessions, you will not only build a skill base in printmaking, but will learn how to communicate your ideas and concepts in the most effective way.

On completion of the course, you will have reached a standard of printmaking that will entitle you to use our facilities here at Tower Street on open access days (subject to availability) as an unsupported practitioner. You will also be eligible to exhibit a piece of your work in the Inaugural Ipswich Printmakers Exhibition, in May 2021.

Duration: 4 mths, with 14 half days in the studio

Studio dates

& times: Saturdays, 10:00am -1:00pm

                                          5th 12th 19th December 2020

                                          9th 16th 23rd 30th January

                                          6th 13th 20th 27th February

                                          6th 13th 20th March, 2021

Price: £900.00  including all materials and light refreshments. Instalment options available, if required.

10% discount for Friends of Tower Street


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