Printmaking Masterclass with Alison Grant

In tandem with her collaborative exhibition, Stone Moon, with poet Fiona Sampson, Grant will work with participants to explore a range of printing styles that she uses in her practice. Over the two days you will learn about the techniques of Mono-print, Drypoint and Suminagashi. Using one of these techniques, and taking inspiration from your surroundings at The Rodd or working with your own ideas, you will make your own prints.
The course is suitable for both beginners and experienced printmakers.


Alison Grant is an artist deeply rooted in nature, finding in the natural world both inspiration and much of her visual language. What is refreshing about Grant’s work is that she does not merely depict how that natural world appears, but also understands how it works. With a lifelong passion for painting and drawing, Grant found herself over the years increasingly drawn to fine art. Having begun her studies in Boston and Hong Kong, on her return to Scotland, she undertook a postgraduate course in painting and now works from her Edinburgh studio.

Grant’s solo exhibitions include The Shape of Time (Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014) and Suspended Shadows (Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010). Selected group shows include: RSA Exhibition (National Galleries, Edinburgh, 2011-2015); Invited Artist - 50 years of Leith School of Art (Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, 2011); SSA Exhibition (National Galleries, Edinburgh, 2011-2019) Time Spent amongst trees Methven Museum Forfar (2019), Rabley Drawing Centre Wiltshire (2016/17).
Alison Grant has been awarded the Rodney Beaumont Award, Manchester University, the Purcell Prize, SSA and has been elected a Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.
£240 – Course fee (including materials), food and accommodation.   
£160 – Course fee (including materials) and food only.

To help ensure the best quality experience the course is limited to 8 people. This maximises time and input from the course tutors. We have up to 6 residential spaces available on the course. 

You will stay in the farmhouse. The accommodation comprises of shared bedrooms (two people) and shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. The farmhouse provides comfortable accommodation for the duration of your stay. Towels are provided.

The Rodd
The course is set at The Rodd, an ancient 250-acre organic farm that straddles the England Wales border. With extensive gardens and woodland, the farm provides a unique environment for our courses. The structured sessions are run in Rodd Court the former home of Sidney and Mary Nolan. The library provides a special setting, complete with a selection of Nolan’s books. Depending on the nature of the course, participants will spend time exploring the extensive landscape.

Meals are provided during the course (excluding Friday evening arrival). A self-service breakfast is provided in the farmhouse and comprises of cereals, breads, jams, fruit juice, teas and coffee. A light lunch of soup and sandwiches is provided on both days. On Saturday evening a two-course meal is catered in Rodd Court where participants dine together with Trust staff and tutors. Please speak with us about any dietary requirements when booking. Tea and coffee are provided on a self-service basis over the course of the weekend.

Course structure
You are encouraged to arrive on Friday evening to settle into your accommodation, meet the other participants and be ready for the course which will start promptly at 9.30am on Saturday morning. Both days combine structured studio time and independent work. The first day will concentrate on developing your ideas and creating a printing plate, the second day will be focused on creatively printing the plates you have made.  Participants will also have time to enjoy the estate and, depending on the time of year, one of our modern or contemporary art exhibitions.

Specific access needs
Due to the age and nature of both Rodd Court and the farmhouse access is limited however if you have any specific access needs please contact us advance and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

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Terms & Conditions for course bookings : A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking unless the course commences in less than four weeks in which case the full amount is to be paid. The remaining balance must be paid four weeks prior to the course commencing.  

Refunds: A full refund will be paid if the booking is cancelled longer than six weeks ahead of the course commencing. If the booking is cancelled four-six weeks before the due arrival date the deposit will be retained and the balance repaid. If the booking is cancelled within four weeks before the arrival date the full tariff will be retained.

Printmaking Masterclass with Alison Grant

Printmaking Masterclass with Alison Grant

The Rodd