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Imaginary Beast [8 - 11yrs]


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Wednesday 3rd August 2022
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Tutor Sally Stephens 

Bring your imagination to life and draw, print, cut and stick your imaginary beasts! You’ll learn how to print your own beastly designs using relief printing, colourful inks and rollers and get to take home large prints of your designs.

Course Structure 

  • We will look at examples of relief prints and think about what features your imaginary animal might have! Also look at some images of imaginary animals.
  • You will learn how to design and construct a printing plate using textured paper glued onto a card base.
  • While the glue is drying we will be printing some animals using pre made shapes.
  • Using rollers to ink up the printing plate you will learn how to print it by hand onto A2 size paper to make a fabulous printed beast.

About the Tutor

Sally Stephens uses the intaglio processes of etching and drypoint in her practice and also some screen print. Her work frequently explores the human face and its enduring fascination. Crowds and collections of faces provide a way to think about how the individual relates to a group, and consider the connections between people. Work is also inspired by travel and encountered images, for example Greek and Roman sculpture and busy city streets.

Sally has completed an Advanced Diploma in Printmaking at Central St Martins School of Art and an M A in printmaking at Northampton University. Sally is part of the LPW tutor team and has also delivered several community projects.

    Leicester Print Workshop 

    Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

    We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


    Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.