Print Workshops

All workshops are at The Forge Studios in Digswell near Welwyn, in our fully equipped printmaking studio. Our facilities include: a large traditional intaglio press, suitable for printing drypoint, collagraph, photopolymer and monoprint plates; an Albion press for linocut and woodblock printing; and plenty of bench space.

Here are the current workshops running at The Forge. We have other courses coming soon, to include linocut, collagraph and drypoint. Please feel free to give us your suggestions for courses you might be interested in attending, that we could potentially offer.

Learn about the facilities at The Forge.


The Forge, Hertford Road
Digswell, AL6 0BU

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Saturday – 10am – 15pm
Sunday – 10am – 15pm

Current Workshops

Workshop with Julie Leaming

Polyester Plate Lithography

Saturday 22nd January
Tutor – Sue Jarman
10.00am – 4:30pm

Fee – £65
Includes materials.

Painting & Drawing

Linocut - Colour Reduction and Transparency

Saturday 19th February
Tutor – Jonathan Emmerson
10.00am – 4:30pm

Fee – £65
Includes materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we answer frequently, but if you have more questions, please fill out the form at the bottom.

Additional information

The ‘Forge’ is located in Digswell, Herts, near Welwyn. It is a 5 minute drive from the A1M (junction 6), and a 7 minute walk from Welwyn North train station. There is also plenty of on-site free parking.

  • There is a maximum of 5 students in the workshop, plus the tutor.
  • The workshop is on the ground floor with disabled access.
  • There is plenty of bench space and the room is well ventilated.
  • Refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

You will also be required to bring a face covering that, unless you are exempt, you may need to wear for some parts of your day/session. This may include, but is not limited to, when working in some shared/communal areas, when sharing the studio with several other people and moving around, and when working in close proximity to others during group or one-to-one demonstrations. This is to enable us to keep all Forge users safe.


  • Please make sure you do not come to the studio if you are feeling unwell.
  • We encourage the use of lateral flow tests.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • And lastly, please be considerate to others.

If you have booked onto a workshop that you can no longer attend, you must give at least 2 week’s notice from the start date of your workshop so that we can find a replacement for your booking. If we can fill your space, we will give you a full refund minus a £2 admin fee.


For our printmaking workshops at Forge Studios Print room.

A. Harris
“I really enjoyed the workshop and achieved a much more complicated result than I anticipated and learnt a lot in the process…

Facilities amazing. Lovely space to work in for a small group. Great to have accessible kitchen and loo nearby.”

‘Thanks, Sally.

I greatly enjoyed my day with you and am inspired to continue developing (in every sense) work.’

F. Payne
‘Thanks for a great print workshop yesterday. Really enjoyed it.’
‘Thank you very much for Sunday, I enjoyed it very much and you have given me lots to think about. I am enjoying reading and looking at your book too’
J. Carr
“..Just seen the pictures you’ve put up on the Digswell Arts website and very flattered to see some of my prints included! Everyone’s work looked great and the course was excellent.

…Thanks again for such an inspirational weekend, and hope to see you soon on another course. “

L. Keeley
“Thank you Sally for another wonderful, relaxed day of printing. So much space to work in and of course the fantastic press”.
C. Rangel
“Working on the collograph and been in a print studio again was really enjoyable!”
A. Tilby
‘Hi Sally and Suman

Thank you both for a lovely and supportive day.

You were a great help and had such an array of interesting work’

L. Heaton
‘Thank you for a really enjoyable and informative workshop. I am looking forward to continuing to work on my prints.’
‘Just a quick email to say “thank you” for a lovely day in your studio. Your style of teaching is relaxed and very informative at the same time. I am going to frame one or two of my prints from the day and the one I bought from you. You have wetted my appetite to get cracking on progressing with art.’
S. Brown
“Just a note to thank you for the workshop on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and valued being able to see and try out the range of equipment available. I am now going to get myself some oil-based inks and paper from either Intaglio or the place that you mentioned in Knebworth, and will then be in contact to try to arrange a date to come over and do some printing”.

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