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Sketches into Print


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sumiko Eadon & Sally Stephens

Interested in learning more ways to gather original material to develop and create new work? 

Developed as a beginners course, this weekend gives you the opportunity to work in a supportive group environment, gathering visual information to bring back to the studio and learning essential printmaking skills to begin to translate your images into print. 

The weekend is run as a collaboration between artists Sumiko Eadon and Sally Stephens and they will take you on quick excursions to gather inspiration from the local environment.  These will then be brought back to the LPW Studio and the tutors will work with you to create your own original artworks.

A relaxed and easy going course, with lots of opportunity for 1-2-1 tutor support; this weekend will give you confidence and a solid foundation for your printmaking - ideal for those wishing to free up their practice and learn ways to observe, gather and edit information.

Course Structure 

Day 1

  • Introduction to the course, collect materials and walk to drawing location (5 mins walk).
  • Work in location on several observational techniques, including drawing directly on to drypoint cadfoil and metal plates.
  • Return to the workshop and begin working on drypoint plates.


  • Continue working on plates.
  • Demo printing drypoint plates.
  • Demo other ways to develop the prints.
  • Tidy up and look at work.

Day 2

  • Work outside at different location (15 mins walk)
  • Transfer and painterly monoprint demonstrations
  • Spend the afternoon learning and experimenting with techniques.
  • Tidy up and evaluation.

    About the Tutors

    Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire. She studied Fine Art at Loughborough University as a mature student. Since her graduation in 2013, she has developed her portfolio through residencies and has exhibited regionally and beyond. This includes AA2A at the University of Derby, LPW’s ‘Our Big Move’ residency, Surface Gallery graduate residency, Nottingham Castle Open, Flourish Award exhibition, the National Original Print Exhibition, London and a solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. She works as a freelance printmaking tutor and has worked for LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.

    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. 


        Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.