Leicester Print Workshop

Leicester Print Workshop has a passion for printmaking.

They promote, sustain and advance fine art printmaking as a contemporary visual art form; as a craft; as a focus for exhibitions and commissions; in schools, with community groups, to artists and to the general public.

They make a creative impression and a meaningful contribution to visual arts in the Midlands.

Leicester Print Workshop was first established in 1986 and became a registered charity in 1993. They are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Gallery

Opening hours

Dependent on exhibitions. Please see website for further details

Admission charges


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Man & Beast, Drypoint Engraving

  • 6 December 2015 10am-4pm

Drypoint engraving is a form of intaglio printmaking that sees the artist incising a line into a plate creating a burr that is then inked up and printed. Working with two different types of engraving plate, one aluminium the other a light plastic, you will make line drawings and overlay them to create images inspired by Elisabeth Frink’s wide body of work showing at Lakeside Arts Centre.

This workshop is being held at Lakeside Arts Centre.


£55 / £50 concessions



The Presence of Animals - Waterless Lithography

  • 21 February 2016 10am-4pm

Waterless lithography is a more straightforward process than stone lithography, but similarly it allows the artist to print from a hand drawn or hand painted line. In this workshop you will look at Elisabeth Frink’s animal sculptures and prints showing at Djanogly Gallery and then create personal responses to the subject using the expressive, immediate process of waterless lithography.


£55 / £50 concessions



Printmaking, Text and Drawing - inspired by David Jones

  • 3 April 2016 10am-4pm

The beautiful ‘painted inscriptions’ by David Jones, showing at Djanogly Gallery are the inspiration for this workshop.

Using printmaking and drawing techniques we will play with shape, colour and texture to explore the design and layout of these texts.

Participants will then create their own inscription using either words they have personally selected or the texts and poems of David Jones.


£55 / £50 concessions



Drypoint & Mixed Media Self Portraits inspired by David Jones

  • 1 May 2016 10am-4pm

Drypoint and mixed media combine in this course, which is particularly suited to people who have some drawing experience. Taking inspiration from the engravings for Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the self-portraits of David Jones, you will work with drypoint and mixed media, and use photos and items of personal memorabilia, to create an original self-portrait that depicts an important event in your life.


£55 / £50 concessions



Leicester Print Workshop
50 St Stephen's Road






0116 255 3634

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