Schools & Colleges


Northern Print offers high quality practical teaching in traditional and contemporary print processes for Secondary Schools across the north-east. We have a range of ways you can engage with us:

Workshops delivered in our fully equipped print studio in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley;Workshops delivered in your school – we bring a portable printing press and all the materials and equipment you need;Online workshops delivered live through Zoom with materials and equipment sent out to you in advance; andA combination of any of the above, for example, an online session to introduce a print process, followed up by an in-person workshop in school or at Northern Print to explore the process in more depth.

All workshops are delivered by a practising Artist Printmaker using professional quality equipment, materials and papers. Tutors have extensive experience of working with secondary-age children and are DBS checked.

What we do

Northern Print offers workshops and support across a range of print processes, including: Monoprint; Drypoint; Linocut; Woodblock; Screenprinting with paper stencils; Mono-collagraphs; Handprinting on textiles; Collagraphs; Etching; Photo-etching; Photo-screenprinting; and Photo-screenprinting on textiles.

Workshops are discussed and developed with teachers to design a bespoke offer, taking into account:

whether your workshop is taking place at Northern Print or in your school (not all processes can be delivered in school);the year group we will be working with and the themes, topics and subjects within your curriculum teaching;the needs and abilities of your pupils – workshops can be tailored for pupils with additional needs; andthe size of the group – some print processes dictate the number of pupils we’re able to work with.

“Northern Print is an amazing place to take students - they always look forward to this trip and we see real impact in the classroom when they come back.”
- Teacher feedback

Workshop Costs
Half-day workshops
(10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3.30pm) give students an intensive introduction to one printmaking technique and cost £200 plus VAT including materials. You can choose from:

Full-day workshops
(10am-4pm with 1 hour for lunch) cost £350 plus VAT including all materials and equipment and are delivered in two half-day sessions and enable students to either:

Explore two different printmaking techniques – a typical taster day could include, for example, relief (e.g. linocut or woodcut) and intaglio (etching) printing.Choose one print technique and explore this in more depth – particularly valuable for students developing sketchbooks, portfolios and final outcome pieces as part of their GCSE and A Level exams.

Focus Areas
GCSE and A Level portfolio development

Our GCSE and A Level portfolio development work is particularly popular and supports students to develop their individual themes and areas of interest, contributing to higher exam grades.

“Some of these students pushed their work from an E grade to a B grade by using the press to generate high quality work.”

“The workshops Northern Print ran for our Year 13 students made a big impact on their work. We loved the outcomes students produced and it really helped with their A level portfolio development.”

Lyanne Fellows, Newcastle Sixth Form college

“One of the students has incorporated stitch and needle felting with some of her wood prints. It has been a really lovely addition to her portfolio and strengthened her ideas with alternative ways to explore text.”

Arts Award and Artsmark

Northern Print can support your school with Artsmark and Arts Award. Please see the relevant sections – add links – to learn how we can help.

“Helen was amazing during the workshop. The children had a large number of prints and t-shirts to produce and she really helped them to work as a team and understand what a deadline was. The artwork the children produced was used towards their Arts Award which they have all passed.”