Course Code WC1904PR07
Tutor Fiona Fouhy
Course Dates Saturday , 5th September 2020
Days 1
Times 10.00am – 4.00pm
Experience Level Beginner/Intermediate
Fee £90
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is ideal for students with some previous printing experience. Students will be introduced to various monoprint tools and methods. As the name suggests you will not be producing an edition but a one off piece of artwork. Combining various mark making techniques to achieve a unique result . The course fee covers all materials needed. There is a maximum of ten students* per course guided by one to one tutoring from an experienced printmaker.

Open Access runs on Wednesday evening and Saturday during the day, giving you the opportunity to further develop your printmaking skills.
The studio is a low-toxic environment with dedicated printmaking facilities for professional hands-on learning. Students will benefit from the diversity of attendees, taught by internationally renowned printmaking artists at a central location, offering a unique educational experience in London.

*while Covid-19 distancing measures are in place only a reduced number of students will be allowed on any course

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students at our Intermediate level.

  • 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.

Other course levels include:

  • 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.

  • 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.

What should I bring?

We ask that students wear old clothes and bring an apron/overalls.

A pencil case including basic drawing materials would be useful.

If you have a scalpel do bring it with you.

It always helps on a short course if you come with a few ideas. Any sketches, images you’re interested in developing or even just doodles would be helpful. Photos can be a good reference point. (NB If you are interested in working from a photo of a particular place, a reversed printout will be helpful to enable the final image to work out the right way round…….) .

Please bring any old, textured fabrics such as laces, wool, socks etc to print with.

About Your Tutor


Fiona Fouhy is an artist who predominantly uses monotype techniques in her work; she also animates her prints and drawings, creates her own ink and uses experimental drawing and photography. Processes, materials and chance inform and evolve her practice. The scale of her work is guided by the subject matter – credit-card size images for tiny fairy-ink cap mushrooms or large-scale paper for expressive, windswept trees. She lives and works in East London and is part of the East London Printmakers studio community as a permanent key holder, a tutor and a director. She has won awards for her work at the National Original Print Exhibition in 2017 and 2018 and her work is held in public and private collections throughout the UK, including Central Saint Martins Contemporary Collection and the V&A Prints and Drawings Collection. You can see her work at: or @fionafouhy on Instagram.


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

Access to a common room and kitchen is limited while distancing measures are in place. It can be used by up to 12 people (from the same class) at scheduled break times only. The kitchen can be used by 1 person at a time for hand washing and waste disposal facilities only.

Students are currently not able to use the kitchen to prepare hot drinks and/or food. Students are able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available. The payment is contactless.

Mugs are not available for use, and students are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs if they wish to use the coffee machine.

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: £100.00