Course Code E2301PR06
Tutor Temsüyanger Longkumer
Course Dates Tuesdays: 19th September to 28th November
Times 10:30AM - 4:30PM
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £630 + £40 + extra plate costs

You will be exploring intaglio and relief techniques on this course, using texture and tone to make prints that are both painterly and graphic. You’ll learn to use monoprint, collagraph and drypoint plates in a low-toxic environment to develop a direct and immediate style of printmaking. This course is ideal for students who wish to bring their drawing, texture and colour skills to the print studio, to complete a series of multi-plate colour prints in a unique self-led project.

New processes will be demonstrated during the first 5 weeks. Your tutor will support you fully throughout the course in both group sessions and one-to-one support, providing regular feedback, critique and constructive advice. Although the course has a general theme and approach there is no fixed or prescriptive methodology and individuals are encouraged to blend their own experience with all aspects of this course.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Plan and create images using intaglio printmaking techniques
  • Create plates, working with drypoint and carborundum safely
  • Understand and apply the intaglio method of working with colour
  • Develop and apply skills in mixing ink, inking up and printing plates
  • Understand the difference between working with aluminium and card plates, selecting the relevant one for desired aesthetic results.
  • Develop and apply skills in mixing ink, inking up and printing plates

This course is suitable for all levels.

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 Perry, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paula Rego, Peter Blake and Rachel Whiteread. 


There is a materials fee for this course which must be paid the first week of term. This fee includes plates/blocks, paper, inks, chemicals, grounds and all printmaking sundries. The basic materials cost for the course is £40 per student, payable at the start of the course. You will be required to buy your own wood/lino/metal for the self-led project in the latter part of the course and if your project is large scale or beyond the normal scope of the workshop’s provision you may also need to purchase your own paper and other media etc.

You must purchase your own materials for the self-led projects. 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.

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”.

You are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

Students will also be able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available.

Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs and water bottles where possible.

  • 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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Fee: £630.00

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