Re/Construct: Print and Making Your Mark with Curwen Print Study Centre

This session is suitable for children aged 5+ and families

The founder of Curwen Print Study Centre, Stanley Jones, worked directly with Henry Moore to print his artworks, some of which are currently on display in our exhibition Henry Moore: The Sixties.

The exhibition depicts both world events and creative processes throughout the decade. This workshop will encourage you to form your own reflections of the world we live in whilst making your mark with printed techniques. What defines a decade? What makes your day? How do we depict and share something meaningful, or something monumental?

You will be guided by artist-printmakers from Curwen to transform ideas and drawings into prints to take away. Try your hand at dry point etching, an intaglio technique, that will allow you to trace etch your drawings into a plate for printing. Come to understand the relationship between your plate, the inking process and the printing press. There will also be the opportunity to add colour to your prints using a technique called chine-collé.

Feel free to bring drawings or images that you would like to use, or create them at the start of the session. Each participant will be given a drying folder to take their prints away in at the end.


Adult: £15.50, Concessions: £14.15, Child (aged 5 to 18): £8.25
Your workshop ticket includes entry to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Recommended for age 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult, who must also purchase a place on the workshop.
This workshop is limited to 20 participants. Please book a ticket for every person taking part. 

Art Tickets registration for this event is now fully booked.

Subsidised tickets

Tickets for our Re/Construct Workshops include entry to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, so you can explore Henry Moore’s work during your visit. We are able to offer five free tickets for each workshop, to anyone who would not normally be in a position to pay the entrance fee, or carers who need to accompany a disabled participant. If you are able to pay the entrance fee of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, please do not request a free ticket.

To request a free ticket to one of the Re/Construct Summer Workshops, please fill in the enquiry form on this page. Please let us know the date, title and time of the workshop you would like to attend and how many tickets you would like. Once we have received your message, someone will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Part of the Re/Construct summer workshop series

Rooted in making processes used by Henry Moore to construct artworks. Led by creative practitioners redefining social constructs with these ways of working.

See all events in the Re/Construct summer workshop series


About the Practitioner

The Curwen Print Study Centre was established as an educational Fine Art Printmaking charity in the late 1990s by Master Printer Stanley Jones MBE and local entrepreneur and art lover Sam Alper OBE. Since its formation, the Curwen Print Study Centre has established a reputation for excellence in its field and is now situated in Great Thurlow, Suffolk. The adult course programme offers something for everyone, from those who are new to printmaking to those who have previous experience and are looking for Masterclass tuition. There is a highly successful education programme for school students of different levels. Open access is available to artists who have successfully completed the relevant course. The Suffolk Studio is well equipped for workshops in Relief - Lino, Woodcuts and Cardboard Cuts, Intaglio - Etching and Dry Point, Solar Plate, Monoprinting, Screen Printing including Photo Screen, Stone and Photo Lithography.

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Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
Perry Green
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333

Opening times

Opening times 2022:
1 April to 30 October 2022
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm

Henry Moore Archive:
Open by appointment. Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm