Our online courses offer you a thorough knowledge of the technique enabling you to go forward and confidently create your own prints. Robin & Annie’s combined expertise as printmaking teachers and their tried and tested lessons in the fundamentals of printmaking over many years is the key to your success.
Robin & Annie - the Printmaking Sisters
Included in our Courses
Each course is packed with explanatory videos plus the bonus of detailed downloadable notes for you to print and keep.
At your own speed enjoy lessons containing practical videos as the sisters guide you step by step all the way.
By the time you finish this course you will know exactly how to create your own unique prints.
Whether you are a beginner, an established printmaker or artist you will find our information to the point, practical and easy to understand.
We are alongside you in our 'members only' Private Facebook group. Here you can ask questions, get feedback and connect directly with Robin & Annie and your fellow students.
Our processes are far less toxic to the printmaker than traditional printmaking.
Proceed at your own pace
You may choose to immerse yourself and complete the course over two or three weeks, or take time working your way through the lessons over several weeks.
We consider your best option is to view it all to get a feel of the technique then go back and do each lesson in order. There will be some setting up explained in detailed videos and downloadable notes when the course goes live - it's good to get this foundation, an integral part, under your belt - then the lessons will run very smoothly.
When you commence the course you can view the lessons at your own pace, refresh and replay anytime you like.
For ongoing tuition, the Sisters will be available in the private Facebook Group.
Robin & Annie have condensed and streamlined years of their research and practice into every module.
Expect to master each aspect of the technique by the time you finish all the exercises.
The Sisters and their students love this printmaking technique. Compared to many other methods it is fast and simple and has a wide range of effects that are easy to acquire.
'What if I don't have an etching press?'
During the Waterless Lithography course we show you how to print using a pasta maker, a craft press & a Japanese baren.
About the Techniques
Nik Semenoff, inventor of these revolutionary printmaking techniques, said that when he set out to create his new process he wanted to:
"Eliminate the toxic materials used by printmakers of the day. Dangerous substances were replaced by inexpensive, readily available materials that simplified the processing of plates and produced clean, long running images from direct hand drawn plates."
These days we can all enjoy the fruits of Nik’s labour as we discover and work with this amazing printmaking technique.
From an online student:
I am loving the print process
of waterless lithography.
While my images are more gestural/painterly, it's a technique that would also appeal to those who like to draw. Carole S
Did it, loved it and highly recommend it even for absolute beginners. Fabulous videos and tech support to keep forever. Josephine J
If you ever wondered how to get started with waterless lithography but got mixed messages or thought it was too difficult, our Waterless Lithography course has the answers.
We taught ourselves – it took more than 6 months of intensive trial and error at first but we triumphed and learned so much in the process. During that time we made every mistake you can imagine - we show you how to avoid all that.
For the past 15 years we have been teaching the technique to many satisfied students.
By concentrating on the successes and skipping the downfalls we help you become proficient in the waterless process at your own speed.