Twilight taster sessions at Dundee

Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts are run­ning taster ses­sions at 5.30pm on Thurs­day 21 Sep­tem­ber and Thur­day 14 Decem­ber for peo­ple who would like to try one of their cours­es but are not sure which one. In this short twi­light ses­sion our tutors explain the dif­fer­ent tech­niques and show exam­ples of process­es and results. See the Dundee […]

Artists’ Book Fair this weekend

If you’re in Man­ches­ter this week­end, the Man­ches­ter Artists’ Book Fair is tak­ing place in the old Fire Sta­tion build­ing on Lon­don Road, near Man­ches­ter Pic­cadil­ly sta­tion. It will be open from 10–4 on both Sat­ur­day 15th and Sun­day 16th Octo­ber. There will be print­ing and book art work­shops. For more details see their website.

Introduction to letterpress at DCA

On Sat­ur­day 22 Octo­ber there’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn the basics of let­ter­press print­ing in a ses­sion led by John Eas­son of Quar­to Press. The event lasts from 10–6 at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts print stu­dio. Book­ing essen­tial — see their web­site for details of how to book. 

Letterpress workshops at Smails

These let­ter­press work­shops at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works are a chance for any­one with an inter­est in graph­ic design and typog­ra­phy to spend the day cre­at­ing their own let­ter­press art­works, posters and sta­tionery. Work­shop par­tic­i­pants will be able to use wood­en poster type and hand press­es to get cre­ative, with Smail’s expert staff on hand […]

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.