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

    LATEST PROGRAMME JUST ANNOUNCED!

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Our latest programme of courses offers an introduction to the delights of printmaking and book arts for complete beginners as well as new ways of working for the more experienced printmaker or designer wanting to expand their knowledge and experience.

Recent expansion following the purchase of our building in February 2017 has helped us create a more spacious and well-equipped print workshop which is just fantastic to work in. We look forward to welcoming you all to the bigger, and even better, Hot Bed Press.

We are really pleased to have guest tutors Kate Desforges and Carly Dorrington joining us this tie around for Photo-Litho and Japanese Marbling. Two fascinating new courses. Also fresh this time around Graphic Letterpress with David Ares bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience of design through type.

Current Course List

Graphic Letterpress

5 evenings Course
Starting: Monday 13th November 2017
Ending: Monday 11th December 2017

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This course will explore the potential of using letterpress printing to create vibrant graphic prints with some twists and turns along the way. Over five… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

The Christmas Tea Towel

one day Course
Starting: Sunday 26th November 2017
Ending: Sunday 26th November 2017

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

If you have no or little experience in screen printing and want an easy approach to printing onto fabric then this course could be just right for you! Over… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Etching On Steel

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 2nd December 2017
Ending: Sunday 3rd December 2017

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The natural grain of steel holds a plate tone unlike zinc or copper. This hard metal can take robust etching and a variety of marks. Learn how to apply wax… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

A Taste Of Letterpress

one day Course
Starting: Sunday 3rd December 2017
Ending: Sunday 3rd December 2017

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Never tried letterpress? Then this is the perfect course for you. This one-day taster will introduce you to the wonders of moveable type, the marvel of our… Read more...

Cost: £65.00 / £55.00 members

Spaces available

Expressive Print

4 evenings Course
Starting: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Ending: Wednesday 31st January 2018

From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Get expressive with fluid painterly gestures and bold textural areas of tone. Over the weekend you will experiment with monoprint, collagraph, drypoint and… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Clamshell Box Workshop

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th January 2018
Ending: Sunday 14th January 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Over the course 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 an object,… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Painterly Screenprinting

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 13th January 2018
Ending: Sunday 14th January 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Take the painterly approach to screenprinting. Paint and draw on the screen with screen drawing fluid and filler as well as experimenting with other ways of… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available

Photo-Litho

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 20th January 2018
Ending: Sunday 21st January 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

On this new weekend course you will explore the possibilites of photo-plate lithography as an exciting way of creating prints and layering images. It is a… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

The Folded Book

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 20th January 2018
Ending: Sunday 21st January 2018

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

Japanese Marbling ( Suminagashi)

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Ending: Sunday 4th February 2018

From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Artist Carly Dorrington has been experimenting with marbling in her practice for many years with a strong focus on a contemporary style of Suminagashi… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Fully booked

Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga)

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Ending: Sunday 4th February 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

Fully booked

Gum Arabic Transfer

weekend Course
Starting: Saturday 10th February 2018
Ending: Sunday 11th February 2018

From: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Turn simple photocopies into printing plates. The photocopies are lightly saturated with a gum arabic solution. Rolling over the… Read more...

Cost: £130.00 / £110.00 members

Spaces available