The 20:20 Print Exchange is now up and running. A brilliant team of sorters have been hard at it. Special thanks go to Karen and Cathy who have done a solid 2 weeks sorting and packing, but there were lots of people who answered the call to help out. The boxes are now winging their […]Read more
Hot Bed Press is a not-for-profit, open access print workshop, dedicated to supporting anyone with an interest in printmaking, and promoting printmaking to a wider audience.
We have spacious facilities including a screenprint area equipped with 7 screen beds, an etching facility boasting 4 etching presses an aquatint room, nitric and ferric etching booths, and a letterpress/relief print area with 2 Albion presses a Columbian and various Adanas and nipping presses. We currently have 170 members. We are the largest open access print workshop in the region.
We are open 5 days a week, plus Thursday evenings and the last Saturday of every month, with technical support on hand from our Technician and volunteer Studio Managers who help keep the place running smoothly.
Our course programme is undoubtedly one of the biggest print resources in the country with over 50 courses; from one-day taster courses to a year-long comprehensive course. The range of courses is always varied and we freshen up courses with new techniques and approaches for each programme. [We run 3 programmes a year.] Our book and letterpress courses are very highly regarded. We heralded a new year lomg course last year in The Complete Printmaker and soon found demand really high, enough to run 2 courses and still have a very healthy reserve list. We are running the same again and are really pleased to have introduced The Complete Book Artist and The Complete Printmaker year 2.
And news just in, our morning course of The Complete Printmaker is now fully booked up. The evening course, (running 6pm – 9pm), is getting closer to being full. There are only the last few places left. We have decided to put the start back a little next year so the first week will be […]Read more
The Complete Printmaker is filling up really well, with the last few places remaining on the morning course and more enquiries coming for the evening course. For those already signed up and anyone curious/interested in this course there is an open afternoon session on Monday 28th October between 2pm and 5pm when Sean Rorke will […]Read more
This weekend as part of The Manchester Weekender we will be running The Radical Print Shop as a pop-up event along Oxford Road. Between 11.00am and 5.00pm two ‘kiosks’ of prints will be making their way up and down Oxford Road and we will be giving out prints… yes for free!! Over 1,000 prints and […]Read more
We are really pleased to announce that we will be running a second year of The Complete Printmaker in 2014 . We must be doing something right as we have been asked by enough students currently on our first year of the Complete Printmaker whether they can do another year to warrant us scheduling a […]Read more