Short Course

Printmaking Class

The Printmaking class teaches a process-based approach to making art, covering the technical aspects of printmaking, looking at how the processes and functions inform the strategy of making art; at how the medium or technique exists as the means to realise an idea. This class is suitable for both beginners and those with previous printmaking experience.


12 February 24 –
08 November 24


Dunedin School of Art, P Block
19 Riego Street North Dunedin , Otago 9016,
New Zealand

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About the course

This class is suitable for both beginners and those with previous printmaking experience. Printmaking techniques are taught when a project requires it, and will be taught to individuals or groups, as required. In this class there is much value in the learning that occurs within the group dynamic and the communal workshop environment.

Please bring all your own supplies, however we do stock and sell Fabriano and Tiepolo heavyweight print papers. Bring petty cash for photocopying costs, transparency film or photographic screen emulsion if required. 

Please note: Parking is always tricky for the Wednesday morning class – it can be easier to be dropped off/picked up.

2024 intakes

This course is offered on a Wednesday morning (10am – 12pm) and a Wednesday evening (6 – 8pm).

We offer one intake per term:

Term Dates
Term one 12 February - 12 April
Term two 29 April – 21 June
Term three 15 July - 6 September
Term four 16 September - 8 November

It is only possible to enrol for one term at a time. There will be no classes on public holidays. 

Enrolments for the following term will open on the Wednesday before the current term starts, i.e. approximately 9 weeks before the start date of the next term you wish to enrol for.  

What if I want to attend the same course next term?

If you want to repeat this course, you will need to apply and pay for each term separately, via our Eventbrite platform (by clicking the link above).  

How to apply 

We use the Eventbrite platform for our online applications. 

Course fees

$240 per term

Learners under 16

  • We welcome learners under 16 but they do need parental consent to take this night class. 
  • If you are a learner under 16, please do the following:
    • ask your parent or guardian if it's okay for you to do this night class 
    • apply online and tick the box during the application process that says that you are under 16 
    • ask your parent or guardian to send an email to (Art Night Class Administration) letting us know that they're happy for you to take the night class.


The printmaking studio is very well equipped and provides a safe and sociable working environment.

Class cost includes basic workshop materials such as rags, newsprint, solvent and screen cleaner, class equipment such as rollers, palette knives and squeegees, and the use of printing presses and screenprint tables.

It is advisable to bring an art kit with you including the usual suspects: pens (including black sharpie and fine line pens over 1mm - useful for drawing) pencils, a craft knife, scissors, glue stick, along with any printmaking tools you like to use frequently. Paper for trials - Bockingford pads in cartridge and watercolour (for intaglio) weight are useful.

Health and safety gear: Apron, gloves (thin disposable ones are useful for inking up and ordinary kitchen sink gloves are useful for cleaning surfaces/screens etc), closed-toe shoes.

Imagery/ideas: maybe you have a visual diary, a concept or some photos on your phone (for example). It is advisable to have a starting point or some idea of what you might want to explore beforehand because class time goes quickly.

Petty cash for items you may buy from art school/ photocopying costs etc

Good suppliers for printmaking gear: 

  • Fine Art Papers in Christchurch for Fabriano and Tiepolo heavyweight print papers
  • Gordon Harris
  • Joe at Homeprint:  (Yoshiharu carving tools, Akua inks etc)  
  • Office Max (for white/trans and black oil-based inks. The print lab has a supply of other oil-based colours you are welcome to use)
  • CCG Industries (screenprint inks in large quantities – smaller quantities can be purchased through school or you can substitute screenprint ink for acrylic paint which you add a screen-printing paste/ acrylic screen printing medium which retards the drying of acrylic paint on the screen and reduces the risk of screen blocking).

Depending on what the tutor sets as the programme there may be other requirements – you will find out more on your first day. 


This class will be taught by local artist, Amy Dougherty. 


Classes are held in the Printmaking workshops at the Dunedin School of Art. Please click here for a map.

Go through the main entrance of the Dunedin School of Art at 19 Riego St (off the Anzac Avenue end of Albany St) and to the far end of the car park. The Printmaking workshops are in the building to your right.

Refund information

For our 2024 enrolments you may be issued a full (except for Eventbrite fees) automatic refund up to 7 days before your event starts by requesting a refund through Eventbrite.

Refund requests after this date can be made by contacting (Art Night Class Administration). These will be accepted on a case-by-case basis when exceptional circumstances are present. No refunds will be accepted after the start date of the class.

Please note, classes are offered on the basis that enrolment is for the full course.

Got a question?

For enquiries, please email

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.