Printmaking by Hand


Printmaking by Hand

Sunday 26 May - Tuesday 17 September 2024

Café Breakout Space

A new printmaking workshop, replacing Sketch, Etch and Scones. Sessions will continue to be run by Karen Densham.


Join local artist, Karen Densham for this accessible and fun approach to printmaking.

In this printmaking workshop, explore a range of techniques like plant impressions, lino print, drypoint, foam printing, mono printing and learn to combine them.

We will be using nature and personal artefacts as inspiration, as well as drawings from sketchbooks/journals that you will be encouraged to keep.

These sessions are about ‘playing’ with easy techniques to generate images, patterns and textures in a non judgemental and supportive environment.

No experience necessary, just enthusiasm – all materials provided.


Here’s what some of our previous attendees said about the workshop:

“Thanks to Karen who has greatly guided us through various printing techniques, giving us ideas and tips as needed. It was fabulous to have such a lot of attention as a small group.  Looking forward to returning!”

“Enjoying two hours with an immediate result to take home. Well presented and with plenty of materials.”

“Really excellent session. Very well presented with superb materials. Thanks very much!”

“Really enjoyed this class, absolutely brilliant! Achieved more than I thought I would! Thank you very much indeed.”


About Karen Densham (she/her)

I am a multi disciplinary artist using a range of mediums including printmaking and drawing.

I have been working as an artist- exhibiting nationally and internationally and running creative workshops since graduating from the Royal College of Art in the late 1980’s.

I love to experiment with materials and techniques to discover new and unexpected results.



Tue 14 – Flower Power

Working the  foam relief printing to create bold and dynamic  flower designs.

Sun 26 – Feathered Friends

Lino printing based on  garden birds.



Tue 11 – Imagined Landscapes

Experimenting with plant impressions to make imagery landscapes.

Sun 30 – Under the Sea

Combining textures, impressions, and foam prints to create watery seascapes.



Tue 09 – Abstraction and Texture

Experimenting with collagraph printing to create rich pattern designs. 

Sun 28 – Making Faces.

Using leaf impressions to make surrealist and fun portraits.



Sun 1 – Geology and Gems

Using dry point etching  techniques to create prints based on the  shapes and patterns within crystals.

Tue 17 – Fun with Fungi

Lino prints inspired by vintage mushrooms and toadstools book  illustrations.


Ticket prices:

Standard £20 Mosaic Member £16

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Dates and times

Sunday 30 June 2024 | 10:30 am

Under the Sea

Tuesday 09 July 2024 | 10:30 am

Abstraction and Texture

Sunday 28 July 2024 | 10:30 am

Making Faces

Sunday 01 September 2024 | 10:30 am

Geology and Gems

Tuesday 17 September 2024 | 10:30 am

Fun with Fungi

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