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Print Studio Workshops & Courses

The Bluecoat Print Studio is a vibrant open access printmaking facility based within the Bluecoat Gallery and studios in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. We are committed to promoting and facilitating the exploration of print via workshops, exhibitions, residencies and offering low cost rental of our studios to artists. 

We have both a screenprint and etching studio which experienced printmakers can hire throughout the week. If you are an experienced printmaker and would like to find out more about hiring visit our hiring the print studio page.

We also offer introductory workshops for beginners and intermediate workshops for those who would like to expand their print knowledge all taught by experts in their field which are all listed below and on our courses and workshops page.


Intro to Screenprint

Sat 3 Jun, Sat 1 Jul, Wed 12 Jul, Sat 5 Aug, 11am - 5pm

Learn how to produce a two layer screenprint in a day. 

This one day workshop equips you with the knowledge to be able to print from start to finish. You will be shown how to make your artwork ready for screen and how to transfer your image onto the screen. You will then be shown how to print your artwork and use multiple layers to build up your image. No prior experience required, this workshop is also good for screenprinters that require a refresher.

Tickets: £60/£50

Click here to book or for more information.

Printmaking for Beginners

Sat 8 Jul, 11am - 5pm

This workshop will introduce you to some of the most important principles of printmaking. You will discover the different qualities that print techniques can offer, and leave the workshop knowing the difference between relief techniques and intaglio. You will use reduction monoprint, woodcut and drypoint. No prior experience required

Tickets: £60/£50

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Four Colour Separation CMYK Screenprint

Sat 13 May, 11am - 5pm

Explore more advanced image making techniques using halftone photographic stencils to create a full colour photographic image with screenprint. Using just four colours you can create a full colour image. If you have attended one of our intro to screenprint workshops or have been printing for a while and would like to explore different techniques then this workshop is for you. Some prior knowledge is required for this workshop.

Tickets: £60/£50

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Introduction to Etching

Thu 20 Jul, 11am - 5pm

Learn all about the etching process in our Intaglio studio. Etching is a printmaking technique that uses a chemical reaction to produce indents on a metal plate the indents hold ink that when put through a press with damp paper create a print.

Tickets: £60/£50

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Intermediate Screenprinting

Sat 22 Jul, 11am 5pm

Explore more advanced image making techniques including halftone photographic stencils.  Some prior experience of screenprint is required for this course.

Tickets: £60/£50

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We also run workshops in cyanotype, photoetching, relief print, mono print, etching and lots more please email if you are interested in any of these.

Give someone an experience to remember by treating them to a Print Club taster session or workshop. We offer a range of workshops including Screen Print, Etching & Monoprint. For more information and to pick up your gift go to Tickets and Information 0151 702 5324 |

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