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

In the light of the current national situation the current programme of courses and the latest advice and information from the Government we have taken the decision to postpone all weekend and evening courses in March, April and May on our current weekend and evening course programme until June when we hope to run the workshops.

The courses running from June onward are still scheduled to run. We will make further decisions on courses in the next few weeks/by mid-April should we need to, in which case we may postpone and re-schedule June courses for a few weeks.

Please bear with us through this difficult time and we will honour all places booked on workshops.

We will contact all those booked on courses from June onward if anything changes, as soon as we make a decision. Please stick with us whilst we work things out for the best. We will look to get everyone back on courses. We ask that you allow us to offer places on the rearranged courses or credit notes for the next course programme if you possibly can. (If rearranged dates don’t suit you we will happily offer refunds.) As a small not-for-profit  arts organisation we need your support and understanding in the next couple of months whilst we work everything out. We will be back and business as normal will return.

Thank you for understanding and your continuing support of small organisations like ourselves who need it the most.

We’ll look forward to seeing you in the summer.

The Hot Bed Press Team

Current Course List

Introduction To Letterpress - Postponed Until Further Notice

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 4th April 2020
Ending: Sunday 5th April 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend a weekend exploring the realm of letterpress printing, using traditional techniques to experiment with text and image. You will learn to set both metal… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Introduction to Screenprint - Postponed Until Further Notice

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 4th April 2020
Ending: Sunday 5th April 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Learn to screenprint in quick easy steps. From mixing your water-based inks and printing using simple paper stencils you will go on to layer and build up… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

Print To Page - Postponed Until Further Notice

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 18th April 2020
Ending: Sunday 19th April 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This two-day course will inspire and encourage you to generate prints playfully to create an array of handmade books. The first day will be spent… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Woodcut Printing - Postponed until further notice

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 2nd May 2020
Ending: Sunday 3rd May 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

You will be shown how to create your image in response to the wood emphasising and enhancing the character of the grain and flow of the material. Martin will… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

Understanding Colour in Screenprint - Postponed until further notice

One day workshop Course
Starting: Sunday 17th May 2020
Ending: Sunday 17th May 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This one-day workshop will be breaking down the basics of colour using the colour wheel and applying this knowledge experimentally through the medium of screen… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Creative Collagraphs - Postponed until further notice

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 6th June 2020
Ending: Sunday 7th June 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Transform simple mount card into printing plates that can hold texture, tone, line and expressive marks. Jeni and Lois will show you how to cut fine details… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Making It - On Screen

5 Evenings Course
Starting: Tuesday 9th June 2020
Ending: Tuesday 7th July 2020

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

An introduction in how to screen-print your own simple designs to transform them into to vibrant, lovable and most of all saleable items. We welcome those with… Read more...

Cost: £150.00 / £130.00 members

Spaces available

Screenprint Level 2

Weekend Course
Starting: Thursday 11th June 2020
Ending: Friday 12th June 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

A two day workshop dedicated to screen-printers who know the basics and want to learn to use furthers skills and some new tricks. Making more sophisticated… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Experiments in Waterless Lithography

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th June 2020
Ending: Sunday 14th June 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ideal for those who have done a bit of waterless lithography before. This course takes a different approach and will open up new possibilities. Working large… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

Portfolio Box Making (Clamshell)

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th June 2020
Ending: Sunday 14th June 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Over the course of a weekend of a weekend you will learn how to make a bespoke clamshell box from scratch . The box can be any size up to a4 and made to house… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Expanded Screenprinting

5 Evenings Course
Starting: Friday 19th June 2020
Ending: Friday 17th July 2020

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Much more than a basic introduction to screen printing, this 5 week evening course will show you the essentials of screen print - from mixing ink, setting up… Read more...

Cost: £150.00 / £130.00 members

Spaces available

Copper Sulphate Etching

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 11th July 2020
Ending: Sunday 12th July 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Copper sulphate is quick and effective on zinc and aluminium and unlike nitric acid there is no need for an extraction cabinet. It is suitable for etching… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

The Folded Book

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 11th July 2020
Ending: Sunday 12th July 2020

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend a weekend exploring the delights and challenges of paper. Using a range of folding techniques (alongside a little sewing and gluing) and looking at the… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available