Experimental Printmaking For All with Alondene Phillips

Seven Week Creative Course

Image by Alondene Phillips


18, 25 January, 1 8,15 February, 1, 8 March 2022

Half Term: 21–27 February 2022 (no teaching)


We are booking up to 12 people on this course, however this is subject to change based on government guidelines concerning COVID-19.  

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
All skill levels welcome.

What will be covered in the class?
Join artist tutor Alondene Phillips for this 7 week course of experimental printmaking using nature, found objects and a range of printmaking techniques. 

On the course there will be flexibility to work on your own projects, learn new techniques and develop your ideas with support and guidance from the tutor.  These workshops will offer opportunities for students to work with a mini press and also learn how to create prints without a press. 

Across the seven weeks there will be opportunities to try a range of relief printing techniques such as intaglio, gelli plate printing, block printing, alongside resist techniques, discharge printing, chine chine-colle, collagraph and silk screen printing.

Students will experiment and explore how some of these different techniques can be combined, manipulated and overlaid to build interesting and imaginative prints.

The course will cater for those wishing to print on fabric or paper mediums. 

What will I need to bring?
Tools and equipment provided.

Students should bring:
  • 2 sketchbooks: 1 for ideas, photos, patterns or images (no bigger than A4) and 1 to use in the development of your work.
  • Cotton and paper will be provided but you may wish to bring in your own fabric or range of papers to print on.
  • You may also wish to bring your own pieces of nature, such as leaves, features or other items with texture. 

Art Studio. The art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Alondene Phillips originally studied a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design. During her BA she had the opportunity to study ceramics and rediscovered a lifelong passion. She has continued to study ceramics over the past 12 years and in 2017 returned to study an MA in Fine Art with a focus on Ceramics and Surface Design. Her practice focusses on using  print making and surface design techniques to explore different possibilities and push boundaries. As a tutor Alondene aims to open up possibilities for her students and enable them to develop new skills and techniques that will inform and enhance their practice.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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