The pay as you go option allows you the freedom to come in as little or as much as you want, from 1 hour to 7 hours a day at a cost of £3 an hour, plus materials costs. You start off by paying £35 for the first month, which includes membership for the month, (until bank standing orders are set up by you), 6 hours usage and a £10 materials card.
Signing up for Print Membership is for a minimum of 12 months.
There is a Technician available during these hours to help and support.
- Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm
- Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
- Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
- Thursday 10.00am - 9.00pm
- Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
- Alternate Saturdays 10.00am - 5.00pm
Please note that you should be cleared up and settled up by 9.00pm. Please start clearing at least half an hour before the end of day.
Print Members pay for their hours through a Studio Hours card purchased in advance. This costs £18.00 for 6 hours.
We have a range of materials available including papers, inks, screen emulsion, parcel tape/masking tape and lots more. These should be recorded on a daily bill sheet, which you collect by the door as you come in. We try to keep materials as affordable as possible. You are welcome to bring in all your own materials, but everyone must have a £10 materials card as credit in advance.
The support I get every day from staff and other members is so positive
how to join
In order to book please enquire about availablility for the desired course. Please send an email or give a ring stating the required course and date.
If you have any questions about joining we are always happy to chat about membership and using our fantastic resources. Just give us a ring on 0161 743 3111. But below are some of the usual questions asked which might help...
How do I become a member?
We welcome new members any time of the year. It's best to phone up to speak to Andy Magee, our Operations Manager, who manages all memberships. We can discuss whether you need an induction or are ready to start straight away. We can set up your membership straight away and your membership sheet, studio hours card and materials card will be ready for you when you first come in.
Do I need any experience to become a member?
We ask that you are comfortable and competent in the print processes you are interested in carrying on at Hot Bed Press. We have a mix of members from relative novices to experienced printmakers who sell their work at galleries and fairs and practice multi-disciplinary printmaking.
Do you have to do an induction before you start?
If you are unfamiliar with some aspects of the process you wanting to practice here, (screenprint, etching, relief print etc.), you may need to have an induction. You may for example have been on a course or done a degree some years ago and are unfamiliar with how we do things. We can arrange a 2 to 3 hour induction with a Technician to help you settle well in at Hot Bed Press.
Starting your membership
For your first session with us we would book you in the diary so that we make sure a Technician has time to help you, show you where things are and will be around for questions.
Can I try before I buy?
You can't use the workshop unless you are a member, but we are always happy to show anyone interested in being a member around before they set up their membership. You need to see our lovely workshop to see what you are getting access to. It would be hard to find anywhere better equipped.
Check out our courses. We’ve got courses in all manner of printmaking: screenprint, etching, relief print, letterpress, book arts and lots more. Get on our mailing list to be the first to hear when courses are announced; they book up extremely quickly!
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