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Experimental Printmaking Without a Press

Experimental Printmaking Without a Press

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sean Myers


During this course you will produce your own original art work using tutor guided processes and your own intuition. Throughout the course you will learn a range of printmaking techniques.

This course is designed to teach students the techniques required to work without the need for studio or workshop access, with minimal specialist equipment to produce exciting fine art pieces.

Through one to one tuition you will receive guidance and feedback from your tutor, learning the exciting possibilities through mark-making and print.

This course is a considered experimental approach to the various printmaking techniques demonstrated by the tutor and practiced by you. You will work towards finding an artistic identity, style and technique suited to your way of working and will be able to combine the techniques you’ve learned on to various handmade paper substrates.
It is particularly suitable for you if you would like to practice printmaking at home or do not have access to a print press and will cover a wide range of printmaking techniques.
Topics covered

You will be introduced to, and have a chance to practice, the following techniques:
  • Colour surface mono printing
  • Photo-based image transfer printing
  • Paper cut stencil methods (including desktop screen-printing)
  • Other relief based, textural mark making processes
  • Vinyl Cut Printmaking and embellishing methods

  • Please note the course will not use an etching press.

    1-1 technical tuition and feedback will be given throughout the course, discussing mark making possibilities and how to implement them using your hand pressure and rollers. You will leave with a range or original pieces that you have created.
    Who should take this course
    This course is suitable for those completely new to printing, individuals who would like to learn different techniques and those who would simply like to benefit from a refresh to reinvigorate their practice.

    All levels are welcome there is one to one tuition to enable you – whatever your level to produce your pieces
    Entry requirements


    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:

    To learn more about Seán, read his interview on the CSM Short Courses blog here.


    Please bring with you to the sessions any current projects that you are working on or interested in. Some materials are provided, but depending on your projects you may also like to bring:
  • Found Imagery to be used for Collage or Transcription
  • Your own artist or image researched inkjet computer printouts
  • Textured materials: (tin foil, cling film, corrugated cardboard, organic material (dried pressed flowers/grasses)
  • Engraving tools (if you have them)
  • Specialist Paintbrushes
  • Permanent Pens (Sharpies)
  • Alternative Surfaces to print on such as: smooth fabrics (polyester/silk/satin/cotton), textured/embroidered fabrics or flock wallpaper.
  • Available dates

    If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.