We can bring Printmaking to your School, College or University.Printmaking Workshop

We have printmaking workshops for both staff and students alike.

If you have purchased a press from us and want to provide your staff with training such as how to use the press, make plates and print from them, allow us to show you how!

We can bring the printmaking workshop to you, including the etching printing presses and all materials.

The cost is approx £320 per day plus materials – for further details, please call or email Jenny Gunning at jenny@shropshirefinearts.co.uk with your specifications and we will provide a quote for you.

Jenny Gunning BA(HONS)GCF is a book specialist printmaker, offering informative and exciting workshops where she works closely with students to create fantastic plates and prints.

The following is a list of set workshops to choose from, however if you wish to mix and match and select the printmaking techniques and printing processes for yourself, please give us a call.

  • Over-view of a 1 day workshop

The day starts off with an inspirational talk by Jenny Gunning, where she shares her personal experience on what it is like to be a full time printmaker, run her own business, and make a living doing something she is genuinely passionate about. Jenny will also provide numerous demonstrations on how to make the plates and print them as well as guiding students through the printmaking techniques and printing processes

1 day workshop Drypoint £320 plus materials

Create one plate using zinc, aluminium or styrene and print using intaglio, relief, chine-collé, a la poupée.

1 day workshop Collagraph £320 plus materials

Make 3 plates in the morning and print from them in the afternoon using chine-collé, a la poupée

Over-view of a 2 day Workshops £590 plus materials

The first day starts off with with an inspirational talk by Jenny about following your dreams and running your own business. Jenny discusses what life is like as a full time printmaker, as well as giving a variety of demonstrations on making plates and printing, she will be available for help and support throughout. The plates will develop on the first day and be ready to print on the second day. Proof prints will also be provided in order to help each student get a final piece which they are happy with.

2 day workshop Collagraph and Carborundum. £590 plus materials

Day 1 – making x 5 different plates using 5 different variations of collagraph and including carborundum in each plate.

Day 2 – Working on the dried plates and then printing them using  including both traditional and contemporary processes and techniques.

2 day workshop Etching £590 plus materials 


Day 1 – Copper sulphate and salt – Non Toxic – making the plates using different variations of line and tone with the use of one aquatint. Ability to make test prints as the plate develops,  aluminium, zinc or steel can be used, depending on your budget.

Day 2 – Printing the plates in intaglio, relief,  chine-collé and a la poupée


1 day Collagraph workshop at your School, College or University

1 Day Etching Workshop at your School, College or University 

1 Day Drypoint Workshop at your School, College or University 

2 Day Multi-plate Etching Workshop at your School, College or University

2 day Etching Workshop at your School, College or University

2 Day Collagraph and Carborundum Workshop at your School, College or Uni


1 day Lino Workshop at your School, College or Uni

2 day Lino Reduction workshop at your School, College or Uni 

2 day Lino Multi-plate Workshop at your School, College or Uni