Teacher Nurture: The Power of Print

Teacher Nurture: The Power of Print

For specialists and novices alike, these friendly, supportive series’ of three online twilight sessions aim to ignite (or re-ignite!) the flame of inspiration and confidence for you, as a creative person and as a teacher or TA. 

Work with Double Elephant artist Simon Ripley to explore the breadth, accessibility and joy of printmaking.  Over the three weeks, you’ll build your confidence through a range of techniques that incorporate both mark making and printing multiple images.  You’ll consider materials, surfaces and processes, and come away with a range of skills that transfer into the classroom but also feed into your own creative life.  Across the three workshops, you’ll look at mono print drawing, collograph plate making and dry point etching, with space to touch on other techniques, ask questions and discuss ideas.   

With a maximum of 15 participants from both primary and secondary aged groups, sessions blend individual exercises with discussion and time to explore how to apply your learning to the needs and abilities of your students.   

Each session will: 

  • Explore a new technique
  • Build upon the previous week’s technique
  • Ask questions and explore how you can embed your new skills into your working day 
  • Offer a piece of practical homework, for you – or even better, for your class 


Dates:  Thursdays 15 and 22 September, 6 October

Time:  3.45 – 5.45pm.  The first 15 minutes will be a quiet exercise allowing time for you to arrive, break (and fix) the computer, recover from your day, gather materials, drink tea and switch your mind into a gently creative space. 

Cost: £99 for one teacher or TA and £75 for each subsequent participant from the same school*

Earlybird booking: 10% discount booking deadline extended to 3 August

Materials:  You will need a small supply of materials for each session.  A materials list will be sent out three weeks before the first session, including links for suitable suppliers. 

Booking: To book your place, please complete the form below.  Your place is confirmed once invoicing details are received.  Zoom details will be emailed to you the day before the first session. 

*If more than one teacher or TA is attending from your school: Please each attend from a different computer in a different classroom or at home.  We ask for no more than three participants from one school, to foster a sense of connection between all participants. 

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“It’s using those sort of simple techniques, that make things look a million times better than I could have taught them to do myself.”

Teacher at Goodleigh Primary School, Participant in Teacher Nurture: For the Love of Paint!