From Drawing to Printmaking


COURSE DATES: Wednesdays, 17th April – 5th June 2024

TUTOR: Temsuyanger Longkumer


TIMES: 10:30am – 4:30pm


FEE: £500 + £40 materials fee

LOCATION: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

Using print techniques related to monotype (drawing into a field of ink with a range of implements), etching and drypoint (drawing with a needle into media such as plastic or metal); and various reproduction, collage and transfer methods, you will produce a series of prints which have moved through stages of development from observational drawing through to print and back again.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply observational drawing skills (line, tone and measurement) in the creation of drawings and prints.
  • Use printmaking tools and equipment correctly and safely.
  • Apply the basic processes involved in zinc and aluminium etching, dry-point and mono-type printmaking
  • Produce a series or final piece, applying printmaking and editioning skills.
  • Research, plan and complete a self initiated project

This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes.

All Levels

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

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. This means an student from the following experience levels can join this course:


Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience.

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.


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.


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.


An A4 sketchbook.

Materials for this course must be paid for, including plates, paper, inks, chemicals, grounds and various sundries. The basic materials cost for the course is £40 per student, payable at the start of the course. The tutor will advise on extra costs depending upon how many plates you create.

You must purchase your own materials. Art Academy London provides tools, presses and etching sundries in the Print Studio and there is availability for you to purchase individual paper and plates. You can choose to supply your own inks and extender or pay a service fee of £10 per session to access the available colours stocked and extender stocked by AAL.

Intaglio Printmakers are a local supplier for any Print materials you may need, see their website here

Temsüyanger Longkumer is a London-based interdisciplinary artist working in media including drawing, installations, printmaking, and time-based art. His work explores subjects ranging from the flux of contemporary culture and politics to ideas conceived serendipitously.

Temsü has an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, he has exhibited widely including at the Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, India International Centre, New Delhi, the Horniman Museum, London, Kochi Biennale, and the Singapore Biennale. A recipient of multiple international awards and scholarships, he has held residencies at the Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy, Lalit Kala Akademi, India, Pepperton UK, London, Cite International Des Arts, Paris, and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge where he is currently the Artist in Resident.

Temsü also works at Paupers Press, a fine art print and publishing studio that collaborate with many leading contemporary artists such as Bill Viola, Brian Eno, Cornelia Parker, Damien Hirst, Glenn Brown, Grayson Berry, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paula Rego, Peter Blake and Rachel Whiteread.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • 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.

Materials & Equipment

  • 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 booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • 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 at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • 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 a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.