Print event at Innerleithen

Meet the Trust at Robert Smail’s Print­as­tic fan­tas­tic event at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre in Inner­lei­then this Sat­ur­day.  We’re join­ing Smail’s staff as they help you try out relief print­ing tech­niques and get a bit inky! Par­tic­i­pants will be able to make their own greet­ings cards or print­ed pic­tures. Drop in event from 11–1 […]

Bookbinding for beginners

Book­bind­ing for begin­ners is an intro­duc­to­ry work­shop where begin­ners can learn about all the mate­ri­als and tech­niques need­ed to make tra­di­tion­al sewn hard-back note­book, with step-by-step guid­ance along the way from Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works. On Sat­ur­day 17 Sep­tem­ber at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Wells Brae, Inner­lei­then. Book­ing essen­tial: for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and how […]

Papermaking taster session in Dundee

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are hold­ing a paper­mak­ing taster ses­sion from 12 noon on Sun­day 14 August. Make del­i­cate, colour­ful hand-made papers from pulp. Learn sim­ple tech­niques and add dec­o­ra­tive mate­ri­als to make strik­ing designs. For more details see the Print Stu­dio web­site.

Papermaking at Robert Smail’s

Reduce, Reuse and Recy­cle paper into love­ly hand­made paper at at St. Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Inner­lei­then on Sat­ur­day 18 June 2016. Learn how to make your own beau­ti­ful and unique hand­made paper from used paper scraps and water from the St. Ronan’s Wells. Adorn your paper with found objects and addi­tion­al media. No pre­vi­ous […]

Bookbinding at Robert Smails

Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are run­ning a work­shop on book­bind­ing at St Ronan’s Wells Vis­i­tor Cen­tre on 21 May 2016. Dis­cov­er how to make sim­ple artists books through a range of media and tech­niques. Work­shop fee includes equip­ment and mate­ri­als to pro­duce your book with step-by-step guid­ance along the way. Please bring your own refresh­ments […]

Letterpress workshop at NLS

The Nation­al Library of Scot­land, in asso­ci­a­tion with Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, is hold­ing a drop-in print­ing work­shop on Tues­day 5 April, 11am-2pm. Suit­able for any­one aged 6 and over, this is a drop-in event … but mind your ps and qs. See the Nation­al Library of Scotland’s web­site for more details.

Workshops and courses at DCA

Cours­es and work­shops run­ning at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts’ Print Stu­dio between April and June include tra­di­tion­al book bind­ing tech­niques, an intro­duc­tion to let­ter­press, etch­ing and paper­mak­ing, among oth­ers. Full details and how to book are on their web­site.

Events at St Bride’s in October

On Fri­day 9 Octo­ber 2015, there is a day course run­ning at the St Bride Foun­da­tion on ‘Print­ing on a wood­en hand press’. You can learn hand type­set­ting, ink­ing, and print­ing, using tech­niques from the 15th cen­tu­ry. The course costs £90 and you can book online. This year’s Beat­rice Warde lec­ture will be giv­en by […]

Workshop at the Museum of Edinburgh

Use leaves, pine cones, twigs and oth­er nat­ur­al objects to make some stun­ning prints inspired by autumn at the Print­ing Nature Fam­i­ly Work­shop at the Muse­um of Edin­burgh on Fri­day 16 Octo­ber 2015, from 2.30–4pm. You’ll have the chance to mount your favourite print, so you can either hang it on your wall or give […]

Exhibition on printing in Glasgow

A major exhi­bi­tion is open­ing at the Hunter­ian Art Gallery of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow on Fri­day 27 Feb­ru­ary 215. Inge­nious impres­sions: the com­ing of the book charts the devel­op­ment of the earlt print­ed book in Europe and explores the tran­si­tion from man­u­script to print and its impact on late medieval soci­ety. The Uni­ver­si­ty of […]