Printmaking Courses

St Barnabas Press is fully equipped with everything necessary to produce unique and original prints.

St Barnabas Press is one of the UK’s leading printmaking centres, offering printmaking courses to students of all levels. For over 30 years (est. 1993) we have offered both introductory and intermediate printmaking courses.

Our dedicated well-equipped, airy and sizeable printmaking studio is an ideal working area where students can develop their printmaking skills. St Barnabas is a friendly artists’ community, a place where many practising artists have their studios. It makes for a friendly working environment that is very conducive to the development of a student’s creativity.

Foundation Course in Printmaking

We offer flexible mixed ability classes for novices and printmakers with some experience with techniques such as etching, screen printing, relief printing, and lithography being taught

Complementary to our printmaking courses, we offer the following:

  • Open access printmaking studio (Screen-printing, Relief printing, Lithography, Etching,)
  • Studios and Gallery to rent
  • Courses in life drawing
  • Digital photography and film output
  • Large format Giclee / inkjet Printing
  • Framing and mounting services
  • Sale of fine cotton papers and handmade sketchbooks

One-to-one Printmaking courses tutoring

Our Flexi-Card system allows students to choose their timetable and free access to equipment and tutoring. Buy a £180 inc vat flexi-card for 5hrs tuition then arrange a time to come in. You are charged for the open-access time as well at £9 inc vat per hour plus materials. Then depending on how long I have been teaching you we cross off the time used on your Flexi-card. Read more

Call James about your requirements

01223 413 792 or 07703442646 tuesdays to saturdays

James Hill has over 40 years of experience creating unique prints and he generously shares his expertise with his students. He is an expert in digital printing and traditional editioning methods, making him a valuable resource. Contact him to schedule a meeting or consultation.

Printing service

We are pleased to offer large format Giclee/inkjet printing on fine papers, editioning services in etching, screen printing, lithography and relief printing for artists and galleries, both collaboratively and under contract.

Artist services

Art studio space for rent, gallery space for rent and open access printing equipment, and the bespoke framing department where you can have your prints framed, all make St Barnabas Press a hive of activity.

Our courses are designed for beginners, offering both self-paced and scheduled options. Perfect for acquiring new skills or refreshing previous ones, they aim to kickstart your creative journey.