New courses coming soon, for July to September. Watch this space. We have a few places on our five-day Japanese Dying & Bookbinding course with Lucy May Schofield. Lucy is in very high demand, but has agreed to run a course before the start of the next programme to fit into her busy schedule of teaching, exhibitions and residencies. Thanks Lucy! See below for details...

Course listings

price £ 440 / £ 420*
date 27/06/2024 - 01/07/2024
Time 10.30am-4.30pm
duration 5 days
* Members price
price £ 1300
date 27/02/2024 - 24/12/2024
Time 10.30am - 4.30pm
duration 1 year
learn more course full
price £ 1300
date 05/02/2024 - 31/01/2025
Time 10.00 - 1.00 (or 6.00 - 9.00)
duration 1 year
learn more course full
price £ 1300
date 06/03/2024 - 11/12/2024
Time 6pm - 9pm
duration 1 year
learn more course full

Enquire about a course

We are happy to answer any questions on the phone but here are some commonly asked questions and answers below.

Do I need to be experienced to come on a course?

No experience necessary! Some courses are specifically designed for beginners; such as Introduction to Screenprint, Print or Letterpress, Painterly Screen-printing or The Art of Etching. Other courses such as Mokuhanga, Screen-printing with Natural Dyes or Photopolymer Printing are more tailored to those with some previous experience. However, if in doubt phone us to discuss.

How do I book a place on a course?

The best way to book a place is to phone us on 0161 743 3111. Our courses book up so quickly that we can be answering the phone all day whilst e-mails may take more time to get through every enquiry and still need us to phone or e-mail you back. We are a friendly bunch and can answer any of your questions when you ring to book.

Do you take a deposit to reserve a place?

No sorry, we are a small team and don't have capacity to have multiple systems in place. We only confirm bookings on full receipt of payment

What materials do I need to bring?

Nothing! We provide all materials for courses. All we need you to bring is some inspiration and clothes you don't mind getting ink on. (In Winter it is best to dress up warm too.) You will receive an introduction letter letting you know what to prepare, such as drawings, photos, photocopies, collected images, and what size you can expect to work to.

Is food provided?

If you are on a day or weekend course please bring your own food. In our small kitchen we have tea, coffee, milk, and sugar and an urn as well as a microwave. The Co-op and Sainsburys are both nearby and we have the luxury of a couple of cafes nearby now with fancy coffee.

Do you have disabled access?

We are limited in our access, with the workshop situated on the first floor and no lifts. We purchased the building in 2017 with the aim to expand and create a fully accessible facility. Unfortunately our ambitions have been set back by covid and other challenges. We are still trying to get full funding to develop the building further and be fully accessible.

Do you have any teacher training courses?

We have Wednesday evening specific CPD teacher training sessions situated under short courses or please email our education officer on for the details of our latest courses or to discuss bespoke courses.

Come And Join Us

We welcome new members all year round. Anyone can join. You need a little bit of experience; but that can be from doing one of our weekend or evening courses, after which you can carry on and practice what you've learnt on the course. We've got a few types of membership to suit your purse or your time. Just g to our Membership section for more details.