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 are our Autumn courses for 2018!

We had great feedback on our last season of courses. Here’s a taste of some of the feedback:

‘Great teaching…. Very clear and well structured and yet he was also flexible and listened to us. Enjoyed the physicality of making a print’

‘Screen printing … has opened my eyes to many other creative possibilities’

‘Really friendly and helpful tutor…well paced, great mix of instruction and doing stuff for ourselves. Very easy and pleasant style… producing something of your own was great!’

Alongside our short courses we also run year long courses in printmaking and book arts.

Please note that making a provisional booking does not guarantee your place on a course. Places are only confirmed on receipt of payment in full for a workshop. No deposits or saving places for anyone, no matter how well we know you! You can pay the course fee and get yourself booked on a course so you don’t miss out!

If you are not on our mailing list… GET ON IT! You can contact us directly at info@hotbedpress.org or phone 0161 743 3111 if you have any questions about courses, membership or just printmaking in general.

Current Course List

Textile Screenprint : Principles of Pattern

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 26th January 2019
Ending: Sunday 27th January 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Work alongside Textile Designer & Printmaker Laura Slater to produce your own screen-printed textile design. The weekend will introduce you to a broad range of… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Introduction to Screenprint

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 9th February 2019
Ending: Sunday 10th February 2019

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

Spaces available

Mokuhanga Revisited

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 9th February 2019
Ending: Sunday 10th February 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This course is intended for those who have done Mokuhanga before and want to develop their skills in woodblock printing. It will focus primarily on the… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Monoprint Taster

(One day workshop or book all 4 taster courses for the price of 3) Course
Starting: Sunday 17th February 2019
Ending: Sunday 17th February 2019

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

Spaces available

Drawing For Printmakers

One day workshop or all 4 taster courses for the price of 3 Course
Starting: Tuesday 19th February 2019
Ending: Tuesday 26th March 2019

From: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Go back to art school, and find out how to get the best from your drawing skills, working with different drawing tools; pencils, pens, chinagraphs, charcoal,… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Drypoint Taster

One day workshop or all 4 taster courses for the price of 3 Course
Starting: Sunday 24th February 2019
Ending: Sunday 24th February 2019

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 / £5.00 members

Spaces available

Painterly Screen Taster

One day workshop or all 4 taster courses for the price of 3 Course
Starting: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Ending: Sunday 3rd March 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Take the painterly approach to screenprinting. Work direct on the screen with screen inks, watercolour paints, pastels and pencils, and build up a unique… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Expanded Etching

6 Evenings Course
Starting: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Ending: Wednesday 10th April 2019

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn the art of etching from preparing your plate and putting on wax ground, to drawing and etching your plate in stages and different depths, moving on to… Read more...

Cost: £160.00 / £140.00 members

Spaces available

Hardback Books

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 9th March 2019
Ending: Sunday 10th March 2019

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: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Collagraph Taster

One day workshop or all 4 taster courses for the price of 3 Course
Starting: Sunday 10th March 2019
Ending: Sunday 10th March 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Transform a plain piece of mountboard into a printing plate, working simply and quickly with different tapes, and cutting fine lines, subtle areas of tone. The… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Animated Letterpress

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 16th March 2019
Ending: Sunday 17th March 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

A weekend of delight exploring simple animation techiniques through the medium of letterpress, considering narrative and sequence, space, pattern and colour.… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Screenprinting Level 2

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 16th March 2019
Ending: Sunday 17th March 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

For those who have learnt the basics of screenprinting but want to know more and develop their practice. This weekend course will show you better registration,… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Photo-litho

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 23rd March 2019
Ending: Sunday 24th March 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Explore the possibilities of photo-plate lithography; a great alternative to traditional stone lithography. Plates are inexpensive, come pre-coated and pick up… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Wondrous Woodcut

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 23rd March 2019
Ending: Sunday 24th March 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Go with the grain. Using the quality and character of wood spend a weekend hand cutting wood with special chisels and gouges to create designs that are full of… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Thermofax Printing

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 6th April 2019
Ending: Sunday 7th April 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

‘Thermofax’ screens were devised by Japanese company Riso, and we’ll be using their newest machine the MiScreen digital screen maker. Once you have the… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Printed Album Covers

Weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th April 2019
Ending: Sunday 14th April 2019

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ever dreamt of being in your perfect band? Did you and your school pals work out what your album cover would look like without ever writing any songs? This… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available