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

Here we go!

July to August 2016

Hot Bed Press is proud to announce our latest print spectacular. This is our biggest Summer programme to date and incorporates a special summer school of print, taking over the workshop for 2 full weeks and 3 weekends with some incredible guest tutors and tantalising techniques, plus our own staff will all be offering some of their expertise in their particular fields for intensive week long courses giving a real opportunity to learn, explore and develop new work.

Summer School of Print

This summer we present you a very special school of print. We are really pleased to announce some special guest tutors invited from across the UK who are renowned experts in their chosen field of work and some print methods never seen before at Hot Bed Press

We are taking over the whole of the workshop for the first 2 weeks and 3 weekends in August. As well as guest tutors our expert staff will be leading the 5 day/weekday workshops demonstrating the breadth of their knowledge and enthusiasm for printmaking. Suitable for beginners and those wanting a full refresher each course will go into more depth than ever before on each process and bring in more advanced and involved ways of working.

Bookings for the Complete Printmaker, Complete Book Artist and Complete Letterpress courses will be open in June and we are currently taking early expressions of interest, so feel free to email the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 to let us know that you’re interested and we’ll make sure you get the first heads up!

Current Course List

The Art of Woodcut

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 2nd July 2016
Ending: Sunday 3rd July 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Woodcut carries a beautiful, fresh character, utilizing the grain of the wood and the physical aspects of the cut. With two tutors both specializing in woodcut… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

The Artists’ Book – Scissor, Paper, Bone

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 16th July 2016
Ending: Sunday 17th July 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend a weekend exploring paper, transforming flat sheets into a range of exciting shapes and structures. Using simple folding, cutting and sewing techniques… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Gum Arabic Transfer

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 23rd July 2016
Ending: Sunday 24th July 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This incredibly effective method uses photocopies saturated with gum arabic which when rolled over with ink can hold the image just like a lithograph would.… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

The Screenprinted Poster

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 23rd July 2016
Ending: Sunday 24th July 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Back again by popular demand Nick, a.k.a. Switch Open, will inspire by showing a fantastic selection of his own posters. Nick is one of the leading gig poster… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked


Mix and Match Taster Course

Day of Devoré

1 Day Course
Starting: Sunday 31st July 2016
Ending: Sunday 31st July 2016

From: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Learn to etch fabric! You will be shown how to screen-print your design onto the fabric or to apply the paste freehand. The specially woven fabric of mixed… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Introduction to Printmaking

Week-long - 5 Days Course
Starting: Monday 1st August 2016
Ending: Friday 5th August 2016

From: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Explore a full introductory range of techniques from painterly and drawn monoprint to drypoint, carborundum, collagraphs and relief printing. You will be able… Read more...

Cost: £260.00 / £220.00 members

Spaces available

Letterpressed Books

Week-long - 5 Days Course
Starting: Monday 1st August 2016
Ending: Friday 5th August 2016

From: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend a week creating beautiful and unusual artists’ books. You will learn traditional skills such as setting metal and wood type, ornament and image blocks… Read more...

Cost: £260.00 / £220.00 members

Spaces available

Expressive Letterpress

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 6th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 7th August 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend two days with tutor David Armes learning how letterpress can be used to create vibrant, graphic prints. Using the studio’s wood type collection and the… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Painterly Photopolymer Printing

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 6th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 7th August 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Create a deep tonal image that has the subtle mark-making of lithography and the depth of tone of etching/gravure. These incredibly responsive gelatine plates… Read more...

Cost: £150.00 / £125.00 members

Spaces available

Etching & Photo-etching

Week-long - 5 Days Course
Starting: Monday 8th August 2016
Ending: Friday 12th August 2016

From: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself into the art of etching from hard and soft grounds and etching different depths of line to adding tone through aquatint. As the week… Read more...

Cost: £260.00 / £220.00 members

Spaces available

Screenprinting

Week-long - 5 Days Course
Starting: Monday 8th August 2016
Ending: Friday 12th August 2016

From: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Starting with the basics work your way through working with stencils and building up colours to exposing a photo-screen and overprinting. From day 3 explore… Read more...

Cost: £260.00 / £220.00 members

Fully booked

Expressive Screenprint

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 14th August 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Go wild with expressive marks and experimental ways of screenprinting. Tutors Sean Rorke & Jeni Nuttall will guide you through the use of drawing fluid, talc,… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Wood Engraving

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 14th August 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Anne Desmet is one of the leading practitioners in wood engraving in the UK. Anne will introduce you to the beauty of end-grain boxwood and lemon wood and the… Read more...

Cost: £150.00 / £125.00 members

Spaces available

Stone Lithography

Evening Course
Starting: Friday 19th August 2016
Ending: Friday 19th August 2016

From: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Introducing the wonders of stone lithography! Tamarind Master Printer, Lee Turner of Hole Editions in Newcastle will talk through the beauty of working on a… Read more...

Cost: £20.00 / £15.00 members

Spaces available

CMYK Reduction Lino

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 20th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 21st August 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

That’s right; four colour separation relief prints! Master the layering and building up of colour with perfect registration of 4 blocks. Mixing your inks to… Read more...

Cost: £150.00 / £125.00 members

Spaces available

Mezzotint

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 20th August 2016
Ending: Sunday 21st August 2016

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Create a plate of intense, dense black by indenting a solid field of dots using a mezzotint rocker and work back into the copper plate by burnishing tones that… Read more...

Cost: £150.00 / £125.00 members

Spaces available