Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org

We are really excited to be announcing our Summer programme of courses. We’ve lined up lots of great courses bringing in new guest tutors and bringing back other courses due to such high demand in the last programme, (so much so that we had to turn people away and hope that they are quick enough to book this time around).

From Adanarama to Zines we have a veritable A to Z of courses. We kick off the season with The Screenprinted Poster and Adanarama running alongside each other on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July followed by a special week-long course Drawn To Print; Monday to Friday. Closely on their heels is guest tutor Kevin Holdaway back after a hugely popular talk in March to teach Multi-coloured Lino, on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July.

Later on in the programme we are also really pleased to have Andrew Hambleton teach Bite Sized Etching, (Andrew won an Artist-in-Residence at Hot Bed at last year’s National Open Print Exhibition organised by The Royal Society of Painter Etchers), and we welcome back Lucy May Schofield for a flying visit, (quite literally), all the way from her 2 year residency in Japan. She will bring in all different ways of working and infuse us with lots of lovely knowledge from Japan. We have taken the opportunity to ask Lucy to give a talk on her experiences too which will be really great to hear about.

With new courses in Wooden Type and Printed Fabric Book Covers too we have pulled out all the stops this time. We expect a stampede of bookings.

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We are also now taking bookings for our Complete Printmaker and Complete Book Artist courses plus in really exciting news we are also running a Complete Letterpress course for 2016.

Current Course List

The Complete Book Artist 2015 - Year Long Course

1 Year Course
Starting: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Ending: Tuesday 15th December 2015

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Run over 2 terms of 15 weeks this course is aimed at artists looking to explore and develop ideas through the form of the artist’s book. The course is not… Read more...

Cost: £1,200.00 / £1,200.00 members

Fully booked

Adanarama

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 4th July 2015
Ending: Sunday 5th July 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Come and learn letterpress on our lovely Adana presses the original desk top publishing way. Ideal for complete beginners you will be shown how to set metal… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Poster Printing

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 4th July 2015
Ending: Sunday 5th July 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Over this intensive weekend course you will be inspired by a selection of Nick’s posters as one of the leading gig poster designers/printers in the UK. You… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Drawn To Print

5 Mornings Course
Starting: Monday 6th July 2015
Ending: Friday 10th July 2015

From: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This is a unique course designed to marry up the drawn mark with printmaking. Over 5 mornings you will be supported through urban sketching and also working… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available


Masterclass

Multi-Coloured Relief Printing

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 11th July 2015
Ending: Sunday 12th July 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

We are really pleased to have Kevin back with us following his sell-out talk in March. Kevin will show his incredible lino prints and teach you how to achieve… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Wooden Type

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 18th July 2015
Ending: Sunday 19th July 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Type, but not as you know it. Spend a weekend learning to print with our large wooden type. On day 1 you will be shown how to set type and create dynamic and… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

The Great Zine Print Machine

1 Day Course
Starting: Sunday 26th July 2015
Ending: Sunday 26th July 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Back again due to popular demand. You will be expertly guided through printing in limited run production, playing about with layering colours and getting that… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Introduction To Screenprinting

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 1st August 2015
Ending: Sunday 2nd August 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Screenprinting is quick, colourful and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Create your own photo-screens by laying down base colours with simple… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

The Sewn Book

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 1st August 2015
Ending: Sunday 2nd August 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend a weekend exploring artists’ books, looking at a range of different structures and the relationship between form and content. Through simple sewing… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Expressive Printmaking

5 Evenings Course
Starting: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Ending: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

With each week we’ll build upon techniques of mono-printing, carborundum and drypoint to make ever more rich large-scale prints, layered with colour and… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Gum Arabic Transfer

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 8th August 2015
Ending: Sunday 9th August 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with just the right amount of gum arabic solution which when rolled over with ink can hold the… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available


Masterclass

Japanese Bookbinding & Box Making

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 15th August 2015
Ending: Sunday 16th August 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Experience a unique weekend workshop in Japanese book binding and box making. Learn the skills to make 4 different Fukuro Toji binding styles, (four hole,… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Printed Fabric Book Covers

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 22nd August 2015
Ending: Sunday 23rd August 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Do you make your own books? Would you like to complete them with screen printed fabric book covers? Come on our course where we'll teach you how to create and… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Bite Sized Etching

1 Day Course
Starting: Sunday 23rd August 2015
Ending: Sunday 23rd August 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join artist Andrew Hambleton in a day’s taster course in the art of etching. From applying a wax ground and drawing through it with a fine needle to etching… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available


Masterclass

Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 5th September 2015
Ending: Sunday 6th September 2015

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Japanese Paper Making & Printmaking

1 Evening Course
Starting: Wednesday 9th September 2015
Ending: Wednesday 9th September 2015

From: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Returning to the UK for the Summer, after spending two years in Japan, Lucy May Schofield will give a talk about her recent residency at ‘MI-LAB’… Read more...

Cost: £10.00 / £5.00 members

Spaces available