The Print Symposium: Wood, Lino, & Letterpress

A one-day symposium led by artist printmakers discussing their practice, residencies and recent projects. 

Wednesday 14th February 2018


£35.00 including lunch and refreshments

(Group discounts available)

Booking essential via email or telephone

Would you like to try printmaking or refresh your printmaking skills? Perhaps you are looking for a new creative direction? If so, then this is the workshop for you!

Printmaking: Introduction/Refresher Workshop

  • Day: Monday (6pm-8pm)
  • Starts: 08/01/2018 (and runs for 10 weeks)
  • Dates: 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 19/02, 26/02, 05/03, 12/03, 19/03
  • Level: Beginner/Refresher
  • Cost: £95.00
  • Includes all materials (full payment required on the first session)

This is a 10 week workshop for anyone who would like to try printmaking for the first time or refresh their printmaking skills in a professional studio environment. The aim of the workshop is to give you a series of practical taster sessions on a variety of creative printmaking techniques.

Over the 10 weeks there will be two sessions on each of the following printmaking processes: relief, intaglio, collagraph, mono and screen. You will be taught by one of the Regional Print Centre’s Print Facilitators who have a wealth of printmaking knowledge and understanding.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore their own subject and creative influences throughout the workshop sessions.

Participants who complete the 10 week programme can then progress to our Focus on Printmaking Workshops and Visiting Artists Workshops. You can also use the Regional Print Centre’s open access facilities to develop their work and understanding.

UAL – Level 2 Award in Printmaking

This is an accredited qualification (subject to validation) run by Coleg Cambria and hosted by the Regional Print Centre

  • Level: intermediate (Previous experience of printmaking is desirable)
  • Starts: 13/01/2018 – 10-week course (1 day per week)
  • Day: Saturday (10am-4pm)
  • Dates: 13/01, 20/01, 27/01, 03/02, 10/02, 24/02, 03/03, 10/03, 17/03, 24/03
  • Cost: £420.00 – Includes all materials

Enrol here:

Printmaking as a creative activity has a long and distinguished history. It has provided a multi-faceted vehicle for an enormously diverse range of artists, from Durer to Warhol, to explore an equally diverse range of issues and ideas. The qualifications, whilst allowing students to build on prior experience, will require them to face up to new intellectual and material experiences and challenges designed to deliver an independent critical understanding and extended skills base.

In order to achieve a Level 2 Award in Printmaking students must complete two units

  • Unit 1 Level 2 Principles of Printmaking
  • Unit 6 Level 2 Experimental Printmaking

All units will be internally assessed and moderated against the assessment criteria for those units.

Students are required to achieve a pass grade in each unit to qualify for an overall qualification grade.

If you would like to continue and progress with your studies, you can progress to Level 3 Award in Printmaking.

Participants can also move on to use the open access printmaking facilities available through the Regional Print Centre to further develop their work. They can also progress to specialist visiting Artists Workshops which take place regularly throughout the year.

2017-18 Membership

We are delighted to announce that our Arts Council of Wales funding application has been successful for the Regional Print Centre project 2017/18.

In 2017/18 the Centre will focus on training and development through the medium of printmaking. Therefore we will be offering studio open access, specialist workshops with printmakers/artists, Scholarship opportunities, courses, and a symposium event. Details will be added to our website/social media channels in due course.

Membership will run from April 2017 to March 2018 and will be £35.00 for the year.

If you would like to become a member (in order to use the studio during open access / receive discounts on workshops etc.) please download and complete a membership form and return it with your fee (cash or cheque made payable to Coleg Cambria). This can also be completed when you next visit the studio.  All fees will be used to support the running of the Centre (click here for Membership form:

Open Access costs will stay at £6.00 (half day)/ £10.00 (full day). 

Looking forward to seeing you in the studio.

Open Access

In order to use the studio space and facilities during open access periods you will need to become a Regional Print Centre member and have some printmaking experience.

During open access times a Regional Print Centre member of staff will be on hand to offer support and guidance.

During term time

Monday – 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday – 4:30pm to 8:30pm

£6.00 for up to 4 hours or £10.00 for a whole session (for Regional Print Centre Members)

Extended open access opportunities will be available during college holiday periods

Please see the events calendar for more details

The Regional Print Centre stocks a diverse range of papers which can be purchased during Open Access sessions.

We also stock Printmaking Today which is the complete printmakers’ journal, including articles on techniques and materials, as well as reviews of exhibitions and workshops (published four times per year).