Printmaking – repeat pattern using simple techniques with Joanna Veevers

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About this course

Make small rubber printing blocks to create repeat surface pattern designs for cards, labels, envelopes, small books and fabric samples.

Course Description

You will design and cut your own small rubber printing blocks, taking inspiration from historical block printing, textiles, endpapers and 1950’s wallpaper designs. Guided by the tutor, you will then experiment with repetition and pattern to create a suitable design. From this, you will produce a unique collection of greetings cards, labels, envelopes, small books and fabric samples.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to make instant books and concertina books with covers to embellish with your own prints and designs.

At the end of the day, you will take with you your stamps and collection of cards, printed fabric samples and at least one book. You will have been introduced to simple printmaking techniques and be inspired to continue working from home.

Course Materials


  • The course fee includes the cost of providing card, labels, paper, envelopes, inks, rubber blocks, adhesive and yarn. Additional cards and paper for exceptional quantity can be purchased from the shop or the tutor.

What students need to bring

  • Please bring any of the items included in the course fee, if you have them.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A good variety of art materials including paper, card, inks, adhesive, yarn, etc.
  • Available from tutor:
  • Additional cards and labels can be purchased from the tutor.

Additional information

Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toes or sandals.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

General Information


Joanna Veevers

Joanna tutors with a focus on surface qualities and 2 dimensional design. She trained initially in Printed Textile Design at Manchester and then in Ceramics at The Royal College of Art. She has 30 years of teaching experience in colleges, universities, schools, museums and galleries. Joanna is a long standing member of Contemporary Applied Arts.

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Further study options

Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study. 

Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or advance your learning with our BA (Hons) Art and Contemporary Craft: Materials, Making, and Place (six years part-time). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.