CPD Short Courses

The Centre for Print Research offers a series of dynamic continuing professional development courses (CPD) aimed at a wide audience including artists, designers, craftspeople, communicators, photographers, teachers and managers. CPD courses offer the opportunity for professional updating, learning new skills and techniques, and for intellectual stimulus. View our historical courses.

Conditions of purchase: Please note the University terms and conditions of purchase for CPD
Coronavirus: The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our absolute priority. In line with government guidance on ‘covid-secure’ work places, we have developed the required Health and Safety policies and documentation to enable us to re-open our on-site work and study spaces in the safest possible way. These spaces are continually monitored. CFPR will issue a full refund for any courses booked if they have to be cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Concessionary rate prices: We offer a 20% discounted concessionary rate to UWE staff, UWE alumni (including previous CFPR CPD attendees), anyone reliant on state benefits for their income, anyone currently in full-time education (worldwide) or part-time higher education (UK), and those who are retired. 

Course locations: Courses will take place at both UWE Bower Ashton (City) Campus and UWE Frenchay Campus.

2022 courses


Time to Reflect
Course Leader: Emma Gregory

Date:
23 June 2022

Price:
£129.00 full price
£103.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

This is a one-day course on reflection. Reflection is a critical stage in the learning process and key to understanding your own fine art practice. This workshop will give you practical tips on when and how to reflect, and a safe place to practice.


Mark Making for Laser Cutting
Course Leader: Alex Davis

Date:
5-6 July 2022

Price:
£249.00 full price
£199.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

This event will introduce people to mixing various methods of drawing & mark making, and then using machine cutting to create traditional printmaking plates and other processes related to laser cut production. Using drawing tools to create marks on paper or with an iPad (or a phone), this will include using physical items such as pencils, pens, ink, crayons and combining them with the digital tools in Procreate on the iPad. These will then be transferred into a suitable file for the laser cutting production. You will then create relief/intaglio plates to be used in the print areas for print production.


Advanced Tetra Pak Printmaking
Course Leader: Stephen Fowler
*Course fully booked*

Date:
5-6 July 2022

Price:
£249.00 full price
£199.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

With its layers of paperboard, polyethylene, aluminium foil, Tetra Pak; offers not only an immediacy which other collagraph materials lack, but also a satisfying tactility when cutting, scoring, peeling and printing with this distinctive material.

During this advanced two-day Tetra Pak collagraph print workshop, the course tutor, Stephen Fowler, will facilitate the exploration of multi tetra pak plate prints which explore colour overlay, and the combination of intaglio and relief collagraph print processes.


Blind Readings in Practice
Course Leader: Emma Gregory

Date:
7 July 2022

Price:
£129.00 full price
£103.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

Following on from Emma’s ‘crit’ workshop, this course presents two valuable learning opportunities: one, to share work with a group and gain some feedback; two, to practice ‘reading’ contemporary visual art works with a guide. To assist you in this task the guide will provide several ‘ways into’ the examination of works and a model of humanistic communication. 


Poetic Artists’ Books
Course Leader: Jeremy Dixon
*Course fully booked*

Date:
13-14 July 2022

Price:
£249.00 full price
£199.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

Join Jeremy Dixon, the poet and artist’s book maker, for two days of inspirational, practical work devoted to producing your own unique poetic artists’ book. We will examine artists’ books long association with poetry and how such books can reflect, amplify and/or become the themes of the poetry they contain. We will use an eclectic range of poetic and practical bookmaking techniques including concrete poetry, erasure poetry, Found poetry, collage, pamphlets, zines, stab binding and collaboration to create new and exciting work.


Advanced Mokuhanga (water-based woodblock printmaking)
Course Leader: Lucy May Schofield
*Course fully booked*

Date:
19-21 July 2022

Price:
£349.00 full price
£279.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

The course will focus on advanced carving techniques, such as shallow carving for textural effects, carving fine lines and using resist methods on the woodblock. You will deepen your knowledge and experience of more sophisticated printing techniques, such as achieving expanded gradation styles, blind embossing, woodgrain effect and mica printing.


Expanded Print
Course Leader: Emma Gregory

Date:
26-29 July 2022

Price:
£425.00 full price
£340.00 concessionary price

Location:
UWE Bower Ashton Campus

‘Expanded print’ is a new term being used by artists to describe work which asks ‘how might we challenge print beyond the frame?’ Join a research group for four short days of facilitated open-ended collaborative experimentation in the screen print workshop. Guaranteed to push us all out of our comfort zones, the outcomes of this project will be published in some form at IMPACT 12 (the international print conference hosted by UWE in September).

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