Painterly monoprinting

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What you'll do

Come and experiment with the lovely medium of monoprinting as experienced printmaker Catherine Ade guides you through the process at The Lemonade Press!

Famously, the painter Degas used monotype, creating some of the most wonderful examples of the process. He also used this method as a way to make base layers for his paintings, showing how versatile it is.

There are several ways you can approach monotype and your host will talk you through the options before you get creative in the studio. You might choose to paint directly onto the plate, or maybe you’ll make negative marks by inking up the block in a colour and wiping areas away. You could even use leaves and objects to create marks in the ink film... the list goes on! Whichever method you choose, you’ll have a wonderful time getting hands-on and will create prints to be proud of.

At the end of this fun half-day experience, you’ll leave with a small run of prints that you have made during the workshop.

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates


  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Mask wearing is mandatory throughout the workshop
  • Hand sanitiser is provided
  • There is a sink in the studio for hand washing

On the day

  • Bring some ideas with you, photographs to work from or objects you would like to make marks with (i.e. dried leaves). All materials and inks are provided during the workshop
  • The Lemonade Press is easily accessible by bus routes and Montpelier Station is a 15-minute walk
  • There is no specific parking available for the studio, but there is on-street parking nearby. If you cycle, feel free to bring your bike inside the studio

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.

About The Lemonade Press

The Lemonade Press is an independent lithography studio in Bristol. In fact, it’s the only studio in the area offering the unique process of hand lithography. The studio also offers a variety of other styles, including stone, plate and photo-plate lithography.

They work closely with established artists, offering an open space for their use, and also offer courses in lithography, woodblocking and monotype for all abilities.

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Your host

Catherine Ade

Catherine is the principle printmaker at The Lemonade Press, which she opened in Bristol in 2019. She is an experienced artist and printmaker who completed an MA in Multi Disciplinary Printmaking at UWE and trained at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico. Catherine has many years of collaborative editioning experience at The Curwen Studio, London and enjoys passing on the joys of her craft as a workshop host.

How to get there

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£75 / Adult
3 hrs
Age restriction
Rebook or cancel up to 14 days before your experience.