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Advanced Intaglio


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 9th December 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
Experience  Intermediate / Advanced
Tutor  Jemma Gunning 

Join Jemma Gunning for a fun day exploring the exciting process of sugarlift aquatint. This is one of Jemma's favourite techniques to use as it allows you to make diverse and textured intaglio marks. Jemma will guide you through the whole process from plate preparation, mixing up your own sugarlift solution, applying aqautint to a plate, etching, and finally printing. A fantastic workshop that will add to your intaglio toolkit!

Course Structure

* Introductions

* Demonstration of mixing and using sugarlift

* Participants make plates

* Print, proof

* Make a small edition to take home

About the Tutor

Jemma Gunning is an artist printmaker specialising in intaglio and lithographic processes.

In 2018 after graduating from University of the West of England (UWE) with an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking she was awarded a QEST scholarship to support a research fellowship at the City and Guilds of London Art School.  

In 2019 and 2020 she was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshield grant to support the development of her creative practice and support the setup of her print workshop.

Jemma exhibits regularly nationally and internationally, works part time as a technical print instructor at UWE and runs freelance workshops through Bristol Print Collective that she co-founded in 2016.  

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.