May 2012

Two day  COURSE ON ARTISTS` BOOKS  with  Susie Wilson

Saturday 5th May 

10.00 am –  4.00 pm. 


12th May 2012 

10.00 am –  4.00 pm.

Artists` books Workshops

These unique two days of artists` bookmaking opportunities are led by renowned
artist book tutor Susie Wilson from Edinburgh, who brings her own special,
creativity and enthusiasm to our workshop. Her knowledge of artists` books and how
to construct them, with her energy and expertise will provide two days of memorable
introduction to making artists` books!

Cost: £80 (£10 discount for workshop members) £90 (non
members) To secure a place you must pay your fee in advance
The cost includes tuition, use of presses and tools, inks, cleaning fluids, and
some paper.
Places will be limited to 10,  so reserve your place  now!!!

Here is a link to someone who did a course in artists books recently with Susie - showing what she made and expressing how much she enjoyed the experience.

To book your place please phone FDPW Secretary Aine Scannell (01383727873) or
Email her at Please send your cheque/cash to

Fife  (Dunfermline) Print Workshop,
The Basement,
Dell Farquharson Centre,
Nethertown  Broad Street,
KY12 7DS


February 2012

Monoprint making with Kate Downie

Two Saturdays: the 11th and 18th February at FDPW, cost £90 See this LINK for further info


September 2011

September - 17th (Saturday)  and 24th (Saturday) , 2011

A 2 day collagraph printmaking workshop/ course will be taught by award winning artist/ printmaker Clare Yarrington  at the Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop.

detail from an installation by Aine Scannell - showing collagraph

Collagraph printing is a technique that uses basic materials to create sophisticated textured prints.   It is a great way for the beginner to learn about printmaking and for the experienced printmaker, it offers the opportunity to try a rather different approach/ enhance ones skills. 

First Saturday:  participants will  make their printing plates

Second Saturday:  participants will proof their prints through the etching press..

Numbers are limited to a maximum of seven and the cost is £80 for non members, £60 for members.
Places are allocated on a first come basis confirmed by payment in full (by September 1st)

You can send a cheque payable to FDPW by post to:

Fife+ Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop
The Basement,
Dell Farquharson Community Centre,
Netherton Broad St.
Dunfermline, Fife,
KY12 7DS
or pay in cash / cheque into the office, when you are attending the print workshop.


See Clare Yarringtons website

See this page on Amanda Watson Will's website where she discusses making collagraph plates etc 

see this link for Colin Beaumonts blog where he has many postings about making collagraphs relief and intaglio - and using the most up to date materials - all currently available to use at FDPW.


May 2011
Introduction to Etching on Aluminium
Tutor Angela Heidemann 
Held over two Saturdays (10 am to 4 pm) on 7th and the 14th of May 2011.

This course will introduce you to the basics of etching on aluminium using safe, non-toxic etching techniques.
The course will be hands-on and show you simple ways of creating line and tone on aluminium plates.
 Aimed at those who are new to printmaking as well as more experienced printmaker artists.

If you are interested in getting a ‘foot in the door’ where printmaking is concerned, then this is a good primer or if you are a practicing printmaker it might be that you would like to learn this material/ process.
The etching techniques that are taught on this course, are transferable to other metals such as Zinc.
but they equally apply to etching on other metals such as e.g., copper
COST: £80

Fee includes tuition, inks, aluminium, paper, hand-outs and the use of presses.

Please make your cheque payable to "Fife Dunfermline Printmakers"  and mail it  to:

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers
Dell Farquarson Centre, 
Netherton Broad Street
KY12 7DS

Email  Angela Heidemann:

Email  Aine  Scannell

Angela Heidemann

Etching Aluminium:   Non Toxic Printmaking .com