Short courses


From Print to Paint (Morning Course)

  • 2.5 hours per week
  • 8 weeks


Printmaking processes offer unique possibilities for developing ideas and the effects that can be achieved.

On this eight-week course you'll investigate ideas though low-tech printmaking and painting. You'll learn about a variety of media and approaches to producing investigational artwork.

You'll explore the potential of intertwining print with paint. You'll focus on mono-printing and printing from found objects, investigating surface by printing from both the raised (relief) and recessed (intaglio).

Classes are held on Wednesday mornings, from 10:30am to 1pm.

This course is run by the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

Course structure and teaching

The course will involve mono-printing and collograph, painting, drawing and collage. 

You'll learn about:

  • materials and their application
  • colour theory
  • composition
  • figurative pictorial space and abstract pictorial space

You'll explore pace of application, and the preparation and possibilities of different surfaces.
You'll quickly generate a lot of work that will open up many possibilities that can be investigated further.

Critiques and discussion will support you to harness these beginnings, in terms of both content and formal elements.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for beginners and those who want to refresh their knowledge of the basics.


You can request an attendance certificate after completing the course. These can only be supplied during the year you take the course and can't be produced retrospectively.


The course fee is £375.

A 10% discount is available for UCL current students and staff. To claim this discount, you'll need to enter your UPI number (on your UCL ID card) when booking.

This fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, drawing board and paper.

Once your booking is confirmed, you'll be sent details of which materials will be provided and which you'll need to supply yourself.

Further information

Read more about this course and others on the Slade website, which provides information about booking and cancellations.

Course team

All tutors are practising artists

All tutors are practising artists

The tutor for this course is Emma Wood.

Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 15:59