Laura Boswell ARE – Printmaker


For me, teaching is both a pleasure and an essential part of my practice as an artist. In addition to my classes mentioned here, I use my YouTubeInstagram and Facebook pages as a virtual open studio to share my methods and processes.

In class, my focus is on developing your individual ambitions, working with your own design ideas while encouraging you to experiment with technique and colour. I teach by practical demonstration and constant engagement, with plenty of one to one attention. To help you along, I references examples from my work, that of other artists and the group’s work as the class progresses. You’ll leave my classes with a comprehensive fact sheet that includes a supplier list and further reading. (see here for some FAQs about my classes)

I use my broad knowledge of technique to coax the best from your ideas while equipping you with enough information to continue printmaking at home. With this in mind, I share plenty of practical tips for printing at the kitchen table, including where to spend, where to save and where improvisations and substitutions will and won’t work.

My two day classes welcome all levels of experience from absolute beginners to printmakers expanding their skill set. I particularly enjoy introducing newcomers to printmaking and often find print newbies teach more experienced classmates a thing or two with their fresh perspective!

I teach a follow-on class in linocut, building on the skills learnt during her two day class and introducing new techniques. My five day Japanese woodblock class is my longest class and is a complete immersion in the technique, with daily talks covering practical topics and touching on the history and development of the technique.

All tools and materials are fully provided for all of my classes*. There is no need to prepare a specific design ahead of any class, but it is advisable to bring a selection of sketches, ideas and photos to inspire your design. Please print out photographs if you can in preference to relying on your phone.

*You may like to bring your own tubes of watercolour to supplement the student grade communal watercolours of the Japanese woodblock classes.