Workshops & Courses

Iain can provide courses at a variety of places, out and about, for clubs and societies or tailored to suit your interests.

I offer 1-1 printmaking tutoring at my studio in Northampton, tailored to your requirements. For a day’s session, 10-4 costs are  £120 solo or £150 for two people. Materials included, but bring a packed lunch! Email me to discuss your requirements!

Example Courses at Iain’s studio in Northampton. Email me to register your interest!

Introduction to Printmaking:  10am to 4pm

Roll and cut! Printmaking is a versatile and exciting medium for beginners wanting to have a go, or for the professional artist interested in a new skill. In this one-day workshop, Iain will take you through the basic principles and methods of printmaking. You will be able to create a plate from Lino, drypoint or wood and create a print to take home. Please bring a packed lunch!

Introduction to Collagraphs: Two day course  10am-4pm 

Glue and rip! During this two day course, Iain will introduce his unique style of creating collagraph plates using a range of materials including Carbonundrum grit, different glues, string, tape and fabric to explore the amazing fun effects Collagraphs can offer! Bring a packed lunch!

Drypoint Etching:  10am-4pm

Scratch away! Drypoint etching is an exciting, non chemical way of creating an etching involving creating marks in plastic and creating a variety of textures, line making and use of tone. It can be used very effectively with chin colle and handmade papers, which Iain will guide you thorough. Bring a packed lunch!

Woodcuts & Mixed Media:  10-4 

During this course, Iain will share his style of creating woodcut prints involving mixed media backgrounds to create prints without the need for a press. Create a plate and a range of backgrounds to print onto. Bring a packed lunch!

Sketchtrips Art Holidays 

We’ve organised two holidays for 2020, the first in the beautiful Dordogne area in the south of France (2 April) only two places left!!!!  and the wonderful Dumfries and Galloway area from 11 July.

Great inspiration and wonderful food!

More info and to BOOK click HERE

Courses At Bay Tree Cottage – Print your own Lino cut Christmas Cards!  Come and have a go at printing your very own design and experimenting with effects and techniques to impress your family and friends! Two creative evenings, with of course, delicious cake by Jenny!

Take a look here!

Art Club in Northampton!

Sorry, full at the moment but email me to register your interest!

Fancy improving your art skills, including composition, drawing and sketching, trying new materials? Have a go at printmaking!
An informal  art club designed around your needs to go at your own pace! All levels of skill and ability welcome!
Non structured, flexible time. Maximum nine participants per session.

Friday mornings 10-12
£20 initial membership fee then £20 pay as you go for each session attended or £75 for five!

Materials available, except printmaking materials, specialist papers, canvases and frames)

Come and have a go!

To join  email Iain at

Art Club in Daventry. Thursdays 10-12. Two places available

£7.50 per session usually in ten week blocks, payable at the start. 

Informal, friendly, beginner or experienced! 

Numbers are kept very low to ensure the most rewarding experience for attendees. All courses are suitable for people with no printmaking experience unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions about the courses do email me!

Cancellation Policy – In the case of cancellation, the course fee minus a £5 admin fee will only be refunded when the participant gives 10 days advance notice. We reserve the right to cancel unviable courses and endeavour to provide 10 days advance notice and when this is the case a full refund will be made.

Please note monies should be sent in advance of the workshop/course and are not refundable unless we cancel the course for any reason.

First come first served!

To Book or if you have an enquiry email


A Selection of Courses are available at Bay Tree Cottage in Farthingstone, Northamptonshire, throughout 2014 and Gift Vouchers for Courses make ideal gifts!  Have a look at BTC


“A very enjoyable and encouraging day! Will come back for more.”

“Very good tutor. Enjoyable and informative – more please!”

“Lovely day – thankyou very much!”



Who Are the sessions for?

Absolute beginners!, artists wishing to try a new technique, groups and socieities.

Sessions from 2 hours to 2 days covering;
Introduction to Relief Printmaking
Intaglio Printmaking
Printmaking without presses
Introduction to Collagraphs
Introduction to Drypoint Etching
Mixed Media and Printmaking

Please contact Iain if you are interested in any of the above courses.

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