Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop and Gallery
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Edinburgh Printmakers’ mission is to support artistic excellence in the medium of print through inspiration, education, innovation and facilitation.

We work at the cutting edge of contemporary visual art, producing critically acclaimed and engaging artwork that is key to the cultural life of Scotland.

For over 45 years Edinburgh Printmakers has supported artists to expand the practice of fine art printmaking.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1000-1800
Tues-Thurs open till 2100-Studio

Admission charges

Dependent on project or exhibition.

Collection details

Fine Art

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Introduction to Etching

  • 5 — 6 December 2015 10am-5:30pm

This Etching weekend course provides the perfect inroduction to etching, introducing innovative techniques that encourage spontaneous and diverse methods of mark-making. Work directly onto metal plates, developing images through various hand applied techniques. Using new safer acid resists makes etching a much healthier process, using neither dangerous acids nor solvents. (No previous experience required)


£160 / £125 concession



Water based screenprinting

  • 28 — 29 November 2015 10am-5:30pm *on now

This course concentrates on using light sensitive stencil screenprinting. This type of stencil can produce detailed marks such as painterly washes, linear drawings, photocopied images and text. Participants learn how to print their image in several coloured layers onto paper. To print, the screen is attached to a printing press and acrylic based ink is pushed through the screen mesh onto paper using a squeegee blade. Each layer of colour is printed individually, taking care to register each new layer of ink on top of previously printed colours. This course uses waterbased inks on paper which are not suitable for printing on textiles.
(No previous experience required)


£160/ £125 concession



Woodcut Linocut

  • 12 December 2015 11am-4pm

Explore ways of creating striking images with this simple yet powerful print medium process. Cutting images into wood or linoleum and inking up with colour can produce bold dramatic effects. (No previous experience required)


£65 / £50 concession



Stone Lithography 2

  • 5 — 6 December 2015 10am-5:30pm

Layer those lithographs!
Explore how to use lithography as a painterly medium. Working in colour: printing blends, overprinting, reduction printing, and using tusche and soap wash.

If you have done a litho course recently and are tempted by those lovely stones, but feel you need some more practice, then this course is for you!


£160 / £125 concession.




  • 12 December 2015 11am-5pm

A collagraph is a print taken from a collaged plate. This course will explore making plates using different types of materials such as wallpaper, feathers, leaves, string, etc and sticking them down onto a piece of card which is then varnished. When ready, the ‘plate’ is then inked up and printed onto paper creating rich textures and an embossed surface.


£75/£55 concession



Edinburgh Printmakers
23 Union Street




0131 557 2479


0131 558 8418

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