OPEN ACCESS PRINTMAKING & MEMBERSHIP
*OPEN ACCESS SESSIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION*
If you have already paid for your studio membership this year your subscription will be extended for 1 year
If you have any queries please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
MULTI PROCCESS AREA OPEN ACCESS
OPEN ACCESS INTAGLIO/RELIEF PRINTMAKING
If you have had previous experience working with relief/intaglio printmaking and wish to start using our facilities you must first have an sign up for our yearly membership and induction. However experienced you are you must attend an induction session to familiarise yourself with the equipment and materials we use, to learn about access arrangements and to ensure safe working practice.
For all enquiries please email: email@example.com
You must have membership to use our open access facilities.
INTAGLIO / RELIEF INDUCTIONS
Your induction will happen at the beginning of your first open access session and will cover good practice, how to use our studio safely and how our open access sessions work. You will be supported by the technician(s) and introduced to the facilities available, including materials, equipment, health and safety and membership costs. NB you cannot use equipment that you are unfamiliar with so make sure you tell the technician which processes you will be using so they can cover this in the induction. There will also be time for questions about individual projects.
OPEN ACCESS INFORMATION
Open access is £5 per hour, however if you require further tuition we also offer support as you work for £10 per hour.
(Your first open access session will have an additional charge of £15 to cover the induction.)
AS A MEMBER YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO:
Little John etching press: bed size 91cm X 53cm (Max plate size A2)
cross bar etching press: Bed Size 30 X 45cm (max plate size A4)
A3 Relief (book binding) press
A5 Relief (book binding) press
Brayers and Daubers
Two large paper trays for soaking
A range of Hawthorn linseed oil based inks
Lawrence oil-based etching ink (black only)
Rhenalon, aluminium and copper plates (check availability)
Fabriano and Somerset paper
Scrim, tissue, vegetable oil, Citri-wash, blotting paper, drying boards
An in-house etching room
Vertical etching tank (Max plate size A3)
Ferric chloride mixed for hard and soft ground
One electric hot plate, approximately 50cm X 50cm
Etching grounds and rollers
Drying racks (Max. A2 paper)
Snowden cartridge paper
Pencils, glues, cutting tools, safety rulers
Range of Caligo Safewash relief inks
Rollers and brayers
Soft cut, grey hessian and Japanese vinyl lino blocks
Plywood blocks (check availability)
ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLY, PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE SYSTEM TO BOOK:
As a member you will be able to book in to our open access sessions and work independently.
Current booking times and on Wednesdays (10am – 1pm / 2 – 5pm / 6 – 9pm)
For other days/times please email Laura on firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will try and make arrangements to meeting your printing needs!
Bookings must be made five days in advance via our online system:
Sessions cost £5 per hour.
Basic materials are available to buy through the print rooms on a pay as you go basis, please check with the technicians that we have everything you need in advance, especially if you require a larger quantity. We currently stock a small range of intaglio plates but other sizes can be ordered in if required.
Payment must be made at the time of purchase. Arrangements can be made for more specialist items through our suppliers if given sufficient notice. You can also use your own materials but please discuss this with the technician beforehand.
Your studio bill will be payable at the end of each session. This will include any session time, materials (and studio membership if it is your first session with us). We can only accept cash, we cannot process card payments at this time. Please ensure you have enough money with you to pay your bill. The nearest cash machine is 5 minutes walk from the studio on Magdalen St.