We are excited to offer open access to our workshop space, giving you the opportunity to create prints making use of our equipment.  

We are offering this on Fridays only at the moment. Members will need to complete a workshop induction first. Click Here


Workshop vouchers available

The Print [works] Weston gift vouchers are now available.  

The value of the voucher is £40, however the cost of the voucher will be charged at checkout at £42 to cover the cost of postage and packing.  The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue and is redeemable against any workshop session that is advertised on the workshops section of our website www.printworksweston.co.uk.  Workshops are added regularly.

Once we receive your order we will send you a physical voucher by Royal Mail.  We can fill it out with the information you provide.

All our vouchers are hand made and hand printed to provide you with a unique gift giving experience.


Codename Octopus 

Codename Octopus are a group of artists and educational professionals dedicated to support local artists and craftspeople. We have a program of taught workshops designed to provide beginners with the skills required to create work followed by opportunities to build a career in their chosen discipline. 

We are pleased to be collaborating with Local artists and tutors Ian Shipton and Tina Dodd for this exciting creative course.

 

Three Workshop Tour.

You are invited to join this three workshop course where you will tour around the Codename Octopus tutors. This will provide you with a taster session in three creative disciplines.

First you will meet Tina to participate in a drawing workshop. This will be followed a week later with Claire and Tracey at Print[works] Weston where they will host a workshop that will use your drawing as a starting point to create a print. Finally with Ian you will create a copper pendant based on your print.

This final session will conclude with lunch.

These friendly, fun workshop include all tools and materials.

Session 1. Drawing with Tina Dodd Tuesday June 11th 6.30- 9pm at Bleadon Coronation Hall BS24 0PG.

Session 2. Print[works] Weston Tuesday June 18th 6.30-9pm at Balmer Knightcott Industrial Estate BS29 6JN.

Session 3. Jewellery with Ian Saturday June 22nd 10-1pm at 11 Victoria Park BS23 2HZ, followed by lunch.

The cost for all 3 sessions is £100 per person.

To book follow the link https://www.jewelleryatnumber11.com/product-page/three-workshop-course

Codename Octopus are a group of artists and educational professionals dedicated to support local artists and craftspeople. We have a program of taught workshops designed to provide beginners with the skills required to create work followed by opportunities to build a career in their chosen discipline. 


PRINT [WORKS] WESTON PRINT CLUB

A regular monthly meeting on the last Thursday of the month

We are running a social Print Club regularly at our workshop on the last Thursday of each month.  The cost is £5 per person to cover our costs. Please keep an eye on our Instagram  page for updates.  Click Here to see some pictures of previous Print Club activities.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE NEXT PRINT CLUB WILL BE THURSDAY MAY 30TH 6 - 8PM.

 

If you have an interest in Print Making in any of its many forms, then come along.  Meet other like minded people. Whatever your level or where ever you are on your printmaking journey, if you have the passion for print, come along.

You may just want a couple of hours to work on a project whilst being able to talk to other creatives.  You might want to discuss and share tips and tricks of printmaking processes.  It may be that you would like to collaborate with others to have an exhibition or have a space to hire for workshops of your own.  Sometimes it's just nice to have some company whilst doing some work. Sometimes we organise an activity to do whilst we are there. Lets create a community of Print Makers in our area.

We think it can be helpful to have a prompt for our Print Clubbers to make a start on a project. There is no pressure to create anything, only for it to stimulate creativity.  The current prompt is the word 'Space' To be interpreted in any way and as a print of any size, no restrictions.  We thought these could be bought along to July's Print Club for everyone to see.  

Whatever the reason, we would love to see you on Thursday.  If you can make it, let us know by emailing us here, or drop us a DM on Instagram or Facebook.


Our space is a work in progress, but we believe it to be a creative, friendly, welcoming and inclusive space for all that visit us.  We will always have the kettle on and biscuits to hand!

We aim to work within the community to bring Printmaking to the people! 

Sustainability is important to us, so whilst we can't hope to be completely sustainable because of our creation of 'physical' products, we do try to make informed decisions about the products we use and the amount we use.  We try to minimise paper waste and maximise it's use elsewhere.  We recycle or reuse our papers where we can by keeping a paper 'stash' that we can use in future projects or workshops for collage and papermaking, to give a couple of examples.

In our intaglio processes, we are always looking at more environmentally friendly ways to produce our work and introduce these as they have been tried and tested by us.  We use mainly vegetable oil to clean up oil based inks and keep the use of solvents to a bare minimum.

We are happy that a couple of our product suppliers have changed their packaging to plastic free and when sending products ourselves, we use plastic free packaging also and reuse where we can.

 

We can offer outreach workshops and are happy to discuss any ideas you may have for us to come to your organisation. Contact us here.