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The Arts Collective: Printmaking Open Studios

Venue: The Courthouse
Bring along your own materials to create your print projects. You are also welcome to use our printing press to create your prints.

Join The Arts Collective on Fridays, to explore your own projects in all things print.

Become a part of a friendly informal group on Fridays to pursue your own printmaking projects. At £12 per session, you can spend time in The Peter Sowerby Studio to develop relief prints, collagraphs, etching and more.  The studio boasts a wide range of professional-grade equipment and resources:


  • Hawthorn etching press
  • Mini portable printing press
  • Pulley-system drying rack

Suitable For: Those with a basic to advanced knowledge level of printmaking.

Other Info:

  • Please email for enquiries
  • You need to provide your own materials, although some materials are shared. You will be told more about this arrangement upon joining the group
  • Please note all members need to be inducted in the printing press before being able to use it.
  • We do not have screen printing facilities at Rural Arts
  • All sessions are peer led, so there will be no tutor available, but sometimes someone may be on hand informally to assist sessions.

Your Visit

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Get stuck in – but don’t get stuck on our “need to knows”!

  • We don’t issue physical tickets – just bring your email confirmation or order reference along
  • If The Courthouse opens before your workshop starts, you’re welcome to browse our artisan shop – maybe we stock the artist running the workshop!
  • You’re welcome to grab a coffee of a snack from our friendly café and take it through into the workshop with you
  • If you have any access requirements, let us know.
  • There is no parking at The Courthouse except for Blue Badge holders who must let us know they will be needing the space

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