Monthly Print Club

Our Print Club runs on the last Thursday of the month.  Sometimes this may change.  If it does, we will announce it here.

If you have an interest in Print Making in any of its many forms, then come along.  Meet other like minded people.  We have people of all abilities and at different stages of their printmaking journey. Beginners and more advanced, we welcome you to 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 and other times we decide as a group something to work on to bring in and show off. 

Lets create a community of Print Makers in our area!

Here are some images of what we have done at Print Club


Fossil Book

The prompt for this book was 'Fossil'. We Had a fantastic response for this one from our Print Clubbers. 

Leap Year prints

As its a leap year and our Print Club falls on February 29th, we based our latest prints on the theme 'Leap'.

Fish themed Book

We had a print prompt 'fish' which we could interpret in what ever way we wanted in print.  The only 'rule' was that it had to be A5 in size with a 1 inch border that would be for the binding of the book we were making them into. Everyone printed at least 20 prints of their fish edition so that everyone could have one each and make them into a book.  We spent our January print club meet up binding our prints into books.

Here are all of the individual fish themed prints submitted for the book.  There are a range of processes including lino, drypoint, gel plate, screen print and digital printing.

Secret Santa printed card swap

We each printed a Christmas card, bought it along to Print Club and had a lucky dip swap!

Map Project

We had some old maps that we each took one to work into, onto in whichever way we wanted. There was a diverse range of outcomes just from a map!

Embossed Wire Portraits

Starting with  some soft modelling wire and some portrait imagery, we looked at manipulating the wire into shapes and popping them through the press with damp paper. Imaginations grew from portraits into other shapes and body parts! 

North Somerset Arts Exhibition 

We coincided our Aprils Print Club with an exhibition Private View.  We had an exhibition of printed artworks by our Print Clubbers.  Many of which had not showed their work before.  This was a great opportunity for them to show off their work, sell their work and increase confidence in their abilities as a printmaker.  It was a great success and we sold a lot of work to the public as a result.  Well done everyone!

Homemade roller printing

We made our own rollers from pipe foam protector, cutting patterns in them to print. These are the patterns we made.