Hot Bed Press
Hot Bed Press Printmakers' Studio | The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford. M5 4NB | Tel: 0161 743 3111 | Email: info@hotbedpress.org
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  • December13th

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    Hot Bed Press Winter/Spring courses are now live on the website!

    2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of Hot Bed Press, so we are pleased to be starting the year with a
    fantastic programme of courses, bringing guest tutors in alongside our popular in-house tutors, offering new and intriguing courses, such as textile Screenprint, Animated Letterpress, Thermofax, and Photo-Litho plus some popular favourites with Introduction to Screenprint, Expanded Etching, Wondrous Woodcut and Hard-Back Books. We are also bringing drawing to the fore with a 6 week Drawing course to enhance the mark-making skills to bring to print.

    E-mail the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 if you are interested/want to book!

  • October17th

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    We have a fresh exhibition of book arts launching this Saturday at Chapter One Books! The Manchester Artists Book Fair will feature over 20 stalls of fantastic limited edition hand-made artists books.

    We would love to see you there.

    Manchester Artists Book Fair
    Chapter One Books
    Saturday 20th October
    11am – 7pm

  • July26th

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    Hot Bed Press Summer/Autumn courses are now live on the website!

    We are really pleased to announce the fresh new programme of courses starting in August. It has been a long hot Summer and things have really been warming up here. We are ready for another exciting set of weekend and evening workshops.

    There are some day taster courses in Monoprinting, Drypoint and Collagraphs following quite a few requests for these plus back by popular demand also Gelatine Plate Printing and Expanded Screenprint.

    We also have brand new courses such as Words & Pictures; Screenprint & Letterpress, and a special 2 weekend print extravaganza in the UnLtd Print School, which marks the end of the Print UnLtd exhibition at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, which has been such a huge success. Not the usual process driven fare this one; with 2 tutors and an art school approach to subject, content and context, with drawing and printing exercises, flash demonstrations and collaborative printing it is going to be exciting.

    E-mail the workshop at info@hotbedpress.org or call us on 0161 743 3111 if you are interested/want to book!

  • July3rd

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    We are now open for bookings for 2019’s Complete Printmaker course which runs from February – December 2019.

    The morning slots booked up in record time, but we still have places available on the evening sessions from 6pm – 9pm.

    The Complete Printmaker is tutored on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm or Monday evenings from 6pm – 9pm with additional hours available through to 5.00pm on Mondays when there will be a dedicated Technician on-hand.

    The practical make-up of the course will be married up with contextual background and content driven assessment. It will give a good understanding of printmaking and will be the equivalent experience to a traditional fine art first year degree in print. Students will be supported through development of a portfolio and focused body of work.

    Comprehensive notes and instruction worksheets will be provided. These are sent out after each process is taught to serve as supporting notes and reminders to enable further independent development through each process. Extra reading material and other sources of inspiration will also be given.

    In addition to the 3 hours a week taught sessions each student can take up an extra 4 hours a week free of charge, [60 hours a term), with Technician support available during open access. Students can also take up as many hours as they wish over and above the 4 hours a week self-directed practice by purchasing a Studio Hours card for just £3.00 an hour, (sold in 6 hour cards). You are also given a year’s membership of Hot Bed Press running up to 31st January 2020.

    To secure your place we require a £300 deposit. Please call Andy on 0161 743 3111 to book your place on this very popular course.

  • June6th

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    Hot Bed Press annual AGM is to take place on the 27th June and the board would like to extend an invitation to all friends and members to attend.

    You are invited to this year’s
    Annual General Meeting
    at 7pm on
    Wednesday 27th June 2016
    at Hot Bed Press
    Printmakers’ Studio,
    1st Floor, The Casket Works, Cow Lane
    Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4NB

    All members and friends are welcome to attend the AGM. The Artistic Director’s report, financial report, and the accounts for the previous year’s business will be presented, (along with minutes of the last AGM). This will give a full overview of the past year and also an insight into plans for the future.

    The AGM is a chance to meet the current Board, nominate new Board members and hear any current news. The Board is made up of HBP members and assorted professionals who meet once every quarter. We are looking for new people to come and play a vital role on the Board of Directors. Anyone can be a Board member. You do not have to be a Hot Bed Press member. This is a very exiting time, having secured ownership of the Casket Works, HBP now has the opportunity to begin to prepare to take up more of the premises. As such we need a variety of skills on the Board to drive this forward. For nomination details see end of email and attached form.

    We encourage as many members as possible to attend.

    If you, or someone you know, would be interested in joining the Board, a nomination form can be printed below.

    Emailed nominations can be sent to Kiran Williams (secretary)
    kiranleetextiles@gmail.com
    Paper nominations can be left in the office marked FAO Kiran Williams
    Please ensure that any nominations are submitted by Wednesday 20th June

    note: you can nominate yourself, the nomination is treated as an expression of interest, potential new directors are encouraged to attend a board meeting and have an informal chat with a few current members before formally joining the Board

    Hot Bed Press Board of Directors
    The current Board of Directors are all volunteers with an interest in helping
    Hot Bed Press to develop as an organisation, maybe you could join them?

    Almira Holmes: Printmaker and book artist
    Paulette Bansal: Artist and Printmaker
    Dawn Walters: Book artist
    Hazel Roberts: Artist and Printmaker
    Jeni Nuttall: Artist, printmaker, tutor
    Jack Walton (Treasurer)
    Kiran Williams – (secretary): Textile artist and screen printer.

    Join us!

    BOARD MEMBER NOMINATION FORM

    I, as a member of Hot Bed Press Limited, would like to nominate the following person for election to the Board of Directors of Hot Bed Press Limited. They have agreed to be nominated and will provide the necessary information as required by Companies House if elected to the Board.

    This nomination is treated as an expression of interest, potential new directors are encouraged to attend a board meeting and have an informal chat with a few current members before formally joining the Board. (You can nominate yourself)

    Nominee’s full name:

    Nominee’s email address:

    HBP member?

    Nominee’s address:

    Contact number :

    Nominator’s name:

    Please could you describe briefly what skills you feel this person would bring to the make-up of the Board:

  • May14th

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    Hot Bed Press is committed to protecting your privacy and data. We will only use the information we collect from course attendees or Hot Bed Press members, or individuals giving direct consent to be emailed in accordance with the Data Protection Regulations.

    We will never share your data with third parties and the data we hold is secure and encrypted. We collect information about you for one reason only, which is to keep you informed about events and information about our printmaking workshop and events.

    In relation to the new regulations being introduced on the 25th May and because of the way we have built our database of contacts over the years as a membership organisation and educational provider and as we have never bought information or data from a third party, we are taking our lead from the Deputy Information Commissioner, Steve Wood who says “Where you have an existing relationship with customers who have purchased goods or services from you, it may not be necessary to obtain fresh consent. Firms do not need to automatically refresh all existing consents in preparation for the new law.” We consider that the relationship we have with our customers to have been built in this manner and only by individuals requesting to hear from us directly.

    However, should you choose to unsubscribe from our mailing list we will immediately remove all your data from our database and we guarantee that we will not contact you again unless fresh consent is given.

    The data we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you at any time by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. We will never share information about you with any 3rd party either in the European Economic Area or outside this area.

    If you have any questions or comments about privacy you should contact us. If you want to unsubscribe from our list you can at any time by simply clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of the email and we will immediately remove any data that we hold from our database.

  • February8th

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    Reveal Printmakers group who make their beautiful work at Hot Bed Press have a forthcoming exhibition at the Old Parsonage, Didsbury, open 3rd – 25th March. Exhibition launch : Sunday 4th March 1-3pm. See image for full details. They would love to see you at the preview and the artists will be available to talk to on selected days throughout the show.

  • January17th

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    Our Complete Courses launch in a couple of weeks, the first session of The Complete Book Artist on Wednesday 31st January and The Complete Letterpress Printer on 1st February. So it’s your final chance to book your place.

    Both courses include a full year’s membership of the organisation plus guest tutors teaching additional printmaking techniques offering the perfect package to really strengthen your skills as a creative practitioner and are taught by two of our finest and skilled tutors.

    Starting in February 2018 :

    The Complete Letterpress Printer
    Thursday Mornings
    10:30am – 1:30pm
    Feb 1st – Dec 17th 2018

    and 

    The Complete Book Artist
    Wednesday Evenings 
    6:00pm – 9:00pm. 
    Jan 29th – Dec 16th 2018

  • November16th

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    We will be opening up to the public for our annual Open Studios and Print Sale on Friday 24th 6-9pm and Saturday 25th November 11am-6pm. Please feel free to come along, invite your friends. Many of our resident artists will be here to meet and there will be the opportunity to buy directly from the artists themselves.

    We will also be running our Christmas Sale where you can pick up a bargain. There will also be print demonstrations over the weekend. You can keep up to date on announcements by subscribing to our mailing list on the right of the page.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

  • September7th

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    Calling all Hot Bed Press members,

    Time to book your place on this year’s 20:20 Print exchange. Just £10 to be part of our ever expanding annual print exchange!

    Pop into the workshop or feel free to call to book your place and set your goal to produce a beautiful edition of 25 prints which will go on to tour the country and be catalogued online forever!

    Deadline for submission of your prints is 1st of November, so don’t miss the boat!

    Submissions now open.