Workshops 2018-02-17T13:52:02+00:00

Workshops and courses


Printfest is often asked where there are printmaking courses in Cumbria and the North. There are many wonderful Print Studios that offer workshops and courses, so we have decided that we should publish what we can find.

Updated 17th February 2018


~ Print Share ~ Ulverston ~ New, collaboratively run Printmaking Group who meet once a month to share ideas, materials and equipment. Tutored full day printmaking course every three months to explore different printmaking techniques. Membership open to all levels of experience. To find out more: or

~ Brewery Arts Centre ~ Kendal ~ Relief printing; hard & soft ground etching; collagraphs; monoprinting; gum arabic workshop; cyanotypes; woodcuts and drypoint workshops and courses. Click this link to find out whats on :  01539 725133

~ Rheged Centre ~ Penrith ~  The Great Print Exhibition which opened 17th November and runs to 18th February 2018. Making Space LAST weekend! Visit

~ Linden Print Studio ~ Carlisle ~ Friendly, open access studio and a range of courses for safe, non-toxic etching, drypoint, collagraph, lino, woodcut, monoprint and monotype. Linden Print Studio Linden Farm House Baldwinholme Carlisle, CA5 6LJ Tutor: Vega Brennan 07719 990726

~ Cumbria Crystal ~ Ulverston ~ One-day glass cutting workshop, introductory and intermediary level, and one-day creative sandblasting workshop, introductory level. Find out more:

The North West

~ Art lab Contemporary Print Studios (CPS) ~ Preston ~ CPS is a practice based research unit housed within the University of Central Lancashire where printmaking connects with other creative disciplines and discourses. The well equipped studios provides a creative space and professional expertise for artists to develop projects where printmaking is an essential element. The unit is led by two experienced artist-researchers, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Tracy Hill who use printmaking as a significant element of their practice. We welcome applications for access to the studios through written proposals. Please contact:

~ Hot Bed Press ~ Salford ~ A large open access workshop with facilities for screenprint, etching, relief printing, letterpress and book arts. A wide variety of one day, evening, weekend and year-long courses. A new expansion in mid 2017 will add more facilities, new studios and the introduction of stone lithography and a new photo-etching room. To find out more: 0161 743 3111

~ Iron Press Printmaking ~ Lancaster ~ Drypoint, linocut, chine collé, collagraph, woodcut, carborundum, etching. Evening, one and two day workshops available. ­

~ Prospect Studios ~ Waterfoot, Lancashire ~ Alan Birch runs this studio and has been running classes and open sessions since 1993. You can contact Alan at or visit

~ The Bluecoat Print Studios ~ Liverpool ~ They have been going for many years and are considered to be one of the oldest etching studios in England. They now have screenprinting too. Contact Frances Disley for more information or visit


~ Emerson Mayes ~ Harrogate ~ Drypoint and collagraph. Half day, full day and evening classes available. To book your place:

~ Emily Harvey ~ Copmanthorpe, near York ~ Printmaking with people ~ From my studio near York I run courses for adults in a range of experimental printmaking techniques, encouraging confident exploration of individual approaches and styles. I also run community projects, where practical creative activities become a focus for conversations and developing new ideas:

~ Hepworth ~ Wakefield ~ Develop your linocut and silkscreening printing skills: and

~ Lund Studios Workshops ~ Easingwold ~ We host creative workshops led by professional artists and makers from across the UK, including three of the Printfest 2018 exhibiting Artists. Most workshops are open to all abilities, from those wishing to learn new skills to those wishing to further develop their technique.  To book your place:

~ Northlight Art Studios ~ Hebden Bridge ~ West Yorkshire ~ Runs a weekly Friday morning Print Class in term time (10am-12.30pm). It is run by Rachel Red and covers lino printing, reduction, drypoint, collagraph, stencil screen printing, monoprinting, carborundum, solar printing and some book making. Suitable for beginners or refreshers. On Friday afternoons (1pm – 3.30pm) we also have a weekly Print Workshop for people with more print experience who want to use the facilities, be sociable and get some technical support. There are also occasional weekend courses in reduction lino printing by Ruth Fettis and woodcut by David Wincer. The full program can be found at

~ Shelley Burgoyne Printmaking Courses ~ Todmorden, West Yorkshire ~ Summer School, linocut, collagraph, drypoint and drawing courses. All dates and contact via

~ WYPW ~ West Yorkshire Print Workshop ~ Mirfield ~ Professional, accessible printmaking facilities. If you are new to printmaking, need a refresher or want to develop your practice, there are workshops or courses for all levels. Find out more:

The North East

~ Northern Print ~ Newcastle  ~ Collagraph, reduction linocut, screenprinting, linocut, cyanotype, monoprint, etching, drypoint, woodcut and chine collé, solar plate etching, gum arabic printing. Afternoon, taster, two day and short courses available. Members can pay to use the studio and equipment. Find out more: