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 about the latest round of courses just announced. We would say that I know, but have a look for yourself. We have a couple of guest tutors bringing us Photopolymer/Solarplate Printing, (and an artists’s talk) and Japanese Marbling; (Suminagashi), plus some exciting twists on familiar favourites such as a longer more in depth screenprint course; aptly titled Extended Screen, and Ex Libris a wonderful modern take on hand cut book plates.

We have also dropped in some day taster courses in Monoprint, Drypoint, Collagraphs and Letterpress as day long courses following a few requests for one-dayers. Look out also for a fascinating artist’s talk by Susie Turner on her practice and use of photopolymer/solarplate in her work; that’s on Friday 20th from 7.00pm.

Look out also for The Screeprinted Poster, Waterless Lithography, Adventures in Wooden Type, Caustic Lino and The Sewn Book all back by popular demand following sell out showings in 2017.

It’s great to be back with a full to bursting programme.

If you are interested in booking a course please phone us on 0161 743 3111 or e-mail info@hotbedpress.org and speak to Andy or one of the team.

Courses book up really fast.

Current Course List

Hardback Sketchbook/Notebook

One day workshop Course
Starting: Sunday 29th April 2018
Ending: Sunday 29th April 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

You will learn how to make a traditional hard-back cloth bound sketchbook or notebook, using the French link stitch method, complete with endpapers, headbands… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Fully booked

Monoprint Taster

1 day Course
Starting: Sunday 29th April 2018
Ending: Sunday 29th April 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend an enthralling day taking your drawings, sketchbooks, photographs and found material in a new direction. You will be taught to work with different… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Fully booked

Ex Libris - Woodcut

4 evenings Course
Starting: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Ending: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Traditionally a small design or image usually, incorporating text, pasted into the front of a book, ex-libris became ornate, fine detailed and beautiful.… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Expanded Screenprint

6 evenings Course
Starting: Friday 4th May 2018
Ending: Friday 8th June 2018

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We have added more to our evening screen course to give an extra dimension. Over 6 evenings you will be introduced to the basics of screenprint, from mixing… Read more...

Cost: £160.00 / £140.00 members

Fully booked

Adventures in Wooden Type

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 12th May 2018
Ending: Sunday 13th May 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Come and get creative with our collection of lovely large wooden type. David, fresh from working with American letterpress studios, will show you how to set… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Waterless Lithography

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 12th May 2018
Ending: Sunday 13th May 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

See the beauty of the drawn mark on aluminium plate come to life using household silicone and water-soluble pencils. A modern take on traditional lithography,… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Not Quite Light – Japanese Woodcut

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 19th May 2018
Ending: Sunday 20th May 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Teaming up with the Not Quite Light photography festival in Salford, and inspired by the beautiful 12 Scenes of Tokyo series of woodcuts of Hasui Kawase (of… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

Drypoint Taster

1 day Course
Starting: Sunday 20th May 2018
Ending: Sunday 20th May 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bring new life and a fresh vocabulary to your drawing and sketching. Working with a variety of drypoint tools you will be shown how to gouge out plates in a… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Fully booked

The Screenprinted Poster

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 2nd June 2018
Ending: Sunday 3rd June 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Learn to design and print your own posters with one of the leading gig poster designers in them UK. Nick, a.k.a. Switchopen, will inspire by showing a… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Collagraphs Taster

1 day Course
Starting: Sunday 3rd June 2018
Ending: Sunday 3rd June 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Transform a plain piece of mountboard into an exquisite printing plate, cutting fine lines, subtle areas of tone and adding texture surface pattern to your… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Fully booked

Caustic Lino

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 9th June 2018
Ending: Sunday 10th June 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bring textural marks and tonal qualities to relief printing by etching lino with caustic soda. You can add fluid gestural marks and fine hand cut stencil masks… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 9th June 2018
Ending: Sunday 10th June 2018

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