Printing Historical Society Grants

The Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety oper­ates a pro­gramme of awards for research on top­ics relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing and for pub­lish­able reports on archives relat­ing to the his­to­ry of print­ing. Grants are lim­it­ed to sup­port­ing his­tor­i­cal research in print­ing tech­nol­o­gy, the print­ing and relat­ed indus­tries, print­ed mate­ri­als and arte­facts, type and type­found­ing, print cul­ture, […]

2018 programme now available

The 2018 pro­gramme of cours­es in print­mak­ing tech­niques at Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers, includ­ing taster ses­sions and week­end and evening class­es are now avail­able for book­ing. See their web­site for more details.

Courses in Glasgow 2018

The Glas­gow Print Stu­dio will be run­ning a range of cours­es on print­mak­ing tech­niques, such as etch­ing, mez­zotint and wood­cut tech­niques in 2018. Full details and how to book on their web­site.

Papermaking workshop in Dumfries

There are places still avail­able on the intro­duc­to­ry paper­mak­ing work­shop (for adults) at Grace­field Arts Cen­tre in Dum­fries on Sat­ur­day 17 Feb­ru­ary 2018. There is more infor­ma­tion in the brochure: cost £75/£65 con­ces­sions, includ­ing all mate­ri­als & teas/coffees. To book please call 01387 262084.

St Bride’s Library

St Bride’s Library is next open on Wednes­day 17 Jan­u­ary 2018. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month between noon and 8.00pm. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space is lim­it­ed.

Courses in Dundee

If you would like to have a go at print­mak­ing but aren’t sure what to try, the Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster cours­es over the next few months. For more infor­ma­tion and how to book, see their web­site.

Opening times at St Bride

The St Bride Library Read­ing Room is open to the pub­lic from 12 noon to 8pm on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Remem­ber to email the library (library@sbf.org.uk) to book your vis­it in advance.

Letterpress workshop in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a Fes­tive Let­ter­press work­shop on Sat­ur­day 9 Decem­ber 2017. Learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing using authen­tic peri­od press­es and type with John Eas­son of the Quar­to Press, and make your own sea­son­al greet­ing card.

Open day at Edinburgh Printmakers

Edin­burgh Print­mak­ers’ annu­al Open Day is on Sat­ur­day 18 Novem­ber this year. Enjoy hands-on events for all the fam­i­ly, or take part in a print­mak­ing work­shops and deomn­stra­tions and stu­dio tours. You can find out more about the Cap­i­tal Project, as the stu­dio pre­pares to re-locate to Foun­tain­bridge in 2019.

Wood engraving course in Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning a four-week course on wood engrav­ing on Tues­day evenings in Novem­ber 2017. Learn how to use fine engrav­ing tools to cre­ate detailed designs on the end grain sur­face of a hard wook block. For full details see the print studio’s web­site.