Course Code WC1903PR86
Tutor Jenny Robinson
Course Dates Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd May 2020
Days 2
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £195
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course will cover the techniques for making and printing varied edition drypoint prints on a variety of delicate Japanese papers, like mulberry and gampi tissue. Prints made on Japanese paper have an ethereal, translucent quality unlike prints made on heavier papers and can be layered, made into books and Chine-colléd onto western papers for more traditional prints.

You will work on aluminium plates; aluminium is a soft metal, which allows for a wide range of beautiful mark making and tonal wiping techniques. Drypoint is a drawing-based printmaking technique, so you are encouraged to bring sketchbooks and pre-prepared drawings and images to the first day of this course. This course is suitable for students of all levels of experience and skill.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

About Your Tutor


Jenny Robinson is originally from London. She studied for her BFA in Printmaking in the United Kingdom. After living in San Francisco for 18 years she has recently returned to live in Europe.

Robinson is an internationally renowned printmaker who has exhibited and travelled widely. She has won numerous awards including The Mario Avati Printmaking Award 2019 from the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris,  The Boston Printmakers Fellowship 2018 at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship 2017. She is a regular visiting artist at universities and artist residencies worldwide. Her work is shown internationally, most recently at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland, The International Print Biennale in Newcastle, UK, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York and at the International Print Center, New York.

Robinson’s work is in many private and public collections, including the Library of Congress Arts Collection, Washington DC,  The Achenbach Fine Print Collection, San Francisco, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, MA The Art Council of Great Britain and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK. She is a passionate exponent of printmaking and its place in the art world. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE), Boston Printmakers and the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.


What should I bring?

Students should bring a black and white image that shows contrasts of light and dark, this could be a drawing or a photograph. Also bring sketchbooks, writing & drawing tools.

Material costs are included in your course fee.

The fee for all our short courses in Print includes a free follow up Open Access session. Our studio is available for previous students to book access to for independent printing on Wednesday nights and alternate Saturdays, morning and afternoon. There are places for six printers at every session. The fee is normally £20 per session. Open Access sessions are supervised but not tutored. Attendees must supply their own tools, inks, plates and blocks if they continue to attend future paid sessions. They offer an excellent way to progress your practice either in conjunction with continuing classes or after finishing one of our specialist courses. You can reserve a free space using a code which you will receive from your tutor during your last lesson. Places are available on a first come first served basis. Enquiries about any aspect of booking or attending Open Access can be made by emailing


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

All students have access to a common room and kitchen. Here you will find tea and coffee, a fridge, kettle, microwave and eating area.

There is a wealth of supermarkets, shops and cafes in the area as well as the world famous Borough Food Market just moments from our Mermaid Court location.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due Mermaid Court being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

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: £195.00