We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

A buyer’s guide to print

Weekend-long art business course

Short course

  • 16 March 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 17 March 2019, 10am — 5pm
This event has now ended

See upcoming short courses

Anthony Burrill

Photographed by Dunja Opalko. Image courtesy of Jealous Gallery - jealousgallery.com.

With over 30 years’ experience of running the London Original Print Fair, Helen Rosslyn introduces the fascinating world of prints and printmaking, considering both how they are made and tips for collecting and enjoying prints.

Building on a significant expert knowledge of both historic and contemporary prints, Helen Rosslyn is uniquely placed to introduce the fascinating world of original prints. Having worked closely with contemporary artists for whom printmaking is central to their practice, as well as leading international galleries through the London Original Print Fair, Helen demystifies the wonderful world of prints and printmaking.

This intensive two-day weekend course includes a historic overview of printmaking as well as offering up-to-date knowledge of contemporary players and practices.

The role of prints and printmaking is considered both in terms of their history and development as an art form but also their contemporary significance to artists and the wider art market. Critically, the course explains the terminology behind prints and includes tips for collecting employed by market experts – exploring how to both build and sustain a collection with an overview of both key risks and opportunities as well as drivers in the market.

Uniquely, the course will include a visit to a printing studio to watch a print being made, allowing for a deeper and richer understanding of what printmaking actually entails. Course themes to be explored include:

• A brief history of printmaking and the role of printmaking in the work of contemporary artists today
• A practical overview of different printmaking techniques including what distinguishes a “print” from other works on paper including drawings.
• An introduction to the print market: how has the market grown and developed; what are the opportunities for the collectors; what are the risks; how to distinguish quality and where can prints be bought.

As well as those with personal or professional interest in prints and printmaking, this weekend course will appeal both to seasoned collectors wishing to broaden their collecting horizons and to those wishing to start an art collection.

With specialist information on key trends and developments in the print market, on caring for and displaying prints, the course will above all offer a guide for those wishing to buy, understand and enjoy prints.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 16 March 2019, 10am — 5pm
  • 17 March 2019, 10am — 5pm

Wolfson British Academy Room, 6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, Royal Academy of Arts

£420. Includes a complementary ticket for The Original Print Fair 2019; light refreshments at the beginning of each day and wine reception at the end of day one.