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Printing in Progress

Printing in Progress

one day monthly

Monthly supported practice for Print Club members and returning students to continue making prints and develop and refine their skills.



Printing in Progress runs once a month, in addition to regular Print Club sessions. It’s a chance for students to return the barn and make use of the presses, screens and equipment. Although you will not follow a set course structure, these sessions provide full guidance, advice and technical support – think of it as Print Club Plus!


You will work on your own project and come with ideas and images to print. You can work across any print medium offered at Slamseys that you have some proficiency in.


Printing in Progress runs every month to provide students with opportunities to expand and develop their skills over time. If you intend to come regularly, you may like to choose a topic to explore or to set yourself objectives to explore. Some students find it beneficial to collate their work into a sketchbook or journal so that they can see their development over time.



This workshop is aimed at students who have been on at least one Slamseys printmaking class before. You should have some understanding of the medium you are working in and should come to the session knowing what you would like to print.


This is ideal for students who…

* have been on a class, but don’t feel ready to print on their own or at Print Club
* feel that they need more support to refine their basic skills or move on to the next level
* want an extended time with the presses and equipment to complete a project
* want to work alongside other printmakers and benefit from a regular printmaking practice


Due to the small group size, help and advice is always at hand meaning that your learning is fully supported throughout the course.



Printmaking tools, equipment and materials for printing on paper will be provided, although there may be an additional charge for extensive materials. Linocut tools and printmaking supplies will also be available to purchase. Feel free to bring along any specialist equipment, materials or inks you would like to work with. You can email me to check your requirements in advance if you’re unsure.


Please bring your sketchbook, basic drawing materials and any special reference material that you would like to work from.



Group size is limited to only 6 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Please arrive at the barn from 09:30 for a cup of coffee and introductions. We will aim to start by 09:45 and finish approximately 15:00, but note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work. You are welcome to stay for as little or long as you want each time.


Print Club members save £20.


Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions! 

Tutor Reviews

We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!

Chelmsford City W.I.

I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking!  What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!

Cathy T

The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.

Karen B

The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!

Connie C

I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too! 

Sam D