Course Code SC2104777
Tutor Annabel Crowther
Course Dates Monday - Thursday, 15th - 18th August 2022
Days 4
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level Ages 14 - 17
Fee £275
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

An inspiring four day course for ages 14-17 providing a skills-based experience and expert tuition in printmaking techniques. The programme is taught by specialist tutors who are also professional, practicing artists. Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring images onto another surface, most often paper. Using different mark-making techniques, students will be taken through the basic processes of printmaking techniques. There will be practical demonstrations followed by practical application. Small class numbers allow for plenty of supported one-to-one guidance and ample time for press access for printing application. Students will be encouraged to work from your own source imagery (sketches, magazine cuttings, photos etc) as an inspirational lead-in to producing your prints. Various artists who use, and have used, printmaking in their practice will be referenced as example to the techniques covered in the course.

This is an ideal course for those studying arts subjects who wish to explore the traditional art form of printmaking, create new work for their portfolio, develop new techniques and skills, and further existing abilities in a professional art school environment.

Please note, you must, after your purchase, complete a consent form before your child can join our Young Artists programme. This form is available to fill in here. This is an interactive electronic form. You can fill it in and sign online. If you prefer to download the form in a pdf format and/or print a paper copy then you can follow this link. In this case, please email your completed form to or post it to Art Academy London, Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, London SE1 1HR.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students between the ages of 14 to 17 and is open to all skill levels.

  • Young Artists - Aged 14-17

    Chose this course if you are aged between 14 & 17. This course is open to all skill levels, whether you love art and are looking to advance you artistic skills and creative confidence or are new to the subject and want a bit of an introduction!

What should I bring?

Please bring old clothes and a camera/phone to photo document your work.

Preparation for the Personal Project day: students should bring in a range of images of a place, object, or concept, that excites and inspires them, to help develop their personal project.

About Your Tutor


Annabel Crowther is an artist printmaker who principally works in etching. In her practice she uses traditional intaglio printmaking techniques including drypoint, hard ground etching and aquatint, in combination with chine colle and stencil collage processes to create multi-layered prints. Her subjects have most recently been focused on exploring the modern muse through the continuous line of the nude figure. Originally observations of the female form, years of life drawing have informed the character of her prints. 

Annabel has taken part in group exhibitions, including The Woolwich Print Fair 2021, where her ‘Dancing Daydreamer’ work was selected as a Collectors Pink by both @young_art_collector and Jeany Cronk, art collector and Co-Founder of Mirabeau wine (sponsor of Woolwich Print Fair 2021). A Print Associate with The Art Academy Print Studio, Annabel teaches short courses in printmaking techniques at The Art Academy London.


Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

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Refreshments and Facilities

You are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

Students will also be able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available.

Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs and water bottles where possible.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be purchased on our Materials Page or on the individual course page when you make your booking.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of. Paintings that need to dry should be collected within a week. For clay sculptures that need hollowing and firing, you will receive a separate email when they can be collected.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some images of our classes in progress. We will typically inform you beforehand if photography is taking place during your class; if you do not want to be photographed please let the photographer know!
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Places Available!

Fee: £275.00