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Experimental Printmaking

Experimental Printmaking

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Seán Myers


Hand-made prints are very different to digital prints, as they are produced using physically indirect and reflective printmaking techniques. This is an extremely exciting process, which leads to original ways of putting ideas together for Art and Design.

This 25 hour course is a considered and more open experimental approach to the various printmaking techniques demonstrated by the tutor. You will work towards finding an identity, style and technique suited to your way of working and will be able to combine the techniques you’ve learned on various surfaces.

1-1 technical tuition and feedback will be given to students throughout the course, discussing mark making possibilities and how to implement them using the printing presses. The state of the art printmaking centre at CSM boasts fantastic facilities and working atmosphere.

If you want to find out more info on the printmaking facilities used by this course, please click here

Topics covered

  • Colour surface mono printing
  • Dry point
  • Photo-based image transfer printing
  • Paper cut stencil methods
  • Other relief based, textural mark making processes.

Entry requirements: Students should have a good level of spoken English.

Level: This course is appropriate for students of all levels.

Related Courses:

Mixed Media Printmaking
Printmaking - Open Workshop

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Seán Myers works with Foundation, BA and MA students at Central Saint Martins. He is an artist and lecturer and also runs a silkscreen printing studio in North London. 

To see images of previous student work, view the galleries on Seán's website.


Students should bring the following materials to the first session:

Please bring to the course any previous work; found or personal photographic imagery, fresh colour and black & white laser photocopies, computer based ink jet prints.

You may also like to bring:

  • Collage/montage materials e.g coloured papers or various textured fabrics
  • Soft textured materials (tin foil, corrugated cardboard)
  • Organic material (dried pressed flowers, mosses, grasses)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pens
  • Pencils

Please note that many other materials will be provided by the college, and may include: 

  • Somerset printmaking paper (300g)
  • Tissue
  • Newsprint
  • Cartridge
  • Blotters
  • Engraving Needles
  • Etching+Relief Printing Inks
  • Scrim
  • Rags
  • French Chalk
  • White Spirit
  • Photo Transfer Liquid
  • Japanese Soft Rollers + Hard Rollers
  • Some soft textured materials
  • Organic material (dried pressed flowers, mosses, grasses)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Photocopying credit and access during class time

Available dates