Summer Workshop Programme 2017

We are pleased to announce our Summer Workshop Programme 2017.

Please get in touch to book a place.

Each Workshop: Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

We are very pleased to launch our new series of Saturday workshops which focus on a specific printmaking process offering participants extended practical knowledge and understanding in a certain process (for example; lino, drypoint, screenprinting).

Focus on Printmaking Workshops

  • A series of 2 day workshops in a specific printmaking process
  • Day: Saturday (10am-4pm)
  • Level: intermediate/advanced
  • Cost: Each Workshop: Non-members £60.00/Members £50.00 (Booking essential via email or telephone)
  • Includes materials (payment required on the first session)

Upcoming workshops

Focus On: Screenprint Workshop

  • Dates: Saturday 13/05/2017 & 20/05/2017 – Sold Out
  • Dates: Saturday 10/06/2017 & 17/06/2017 – Sold Out

Our series of Focus on Printmaking Workshops offer a valuable opportunity to discover new processes and develop a sophisticated understanding of printmaking. They are designed to meet the requirements of people with a keen interest in the subject and cater for varying levels of experience.

Each 2-day workshop aims to give participants knowledge and understanding of a particular process (for example Linocut, Collagraph, Drypoint, Etching or Screenprint) and an opportunity to produce work that shows a creative response to that printmaking technique. You will be taught by one of the Regional Print Centre’s Print Facilitators who have a wealth of printmaking knowledge and understanding.

All materials and equipment will be provided and participants are encouraged to explore their own subject and creative influences throughout the 2-day workshop.

Participants can move on to use the open access printmaking facilities available through the Centre to further develop their work. They can also progress to our specialist Visiting Artists Workshops which take place regularly throughout the year.

Saline sulphate and electro-etching with Don Braisby

1/2 June 2017


This workshop will teach two etching processes that can be used to etch at home or in a classroom situation, these are saline sulphate and electro-etching.

Both processes have been described as being ‘safe etching’ however in this workshop we will focus on their potential for alternative mark making rather than on their non-toxic credentials. Don Braisby who is teaching the workshop is completing his doctoral thesis on electro-etching.

Workshops aim:

  • Provide a simple introduction to the theory and practice of electro- etching.
  • Introduce the equipment needed for electro-etching and plating, how to set it up and use it safely.
  • Creative plate making, resists and stop outs
  • Preparation and etching of plates.


  • Participants will have gained a working knowledge of saline sulphate and making and proofing at least one plate in each process.
  • Introduced to electroforming and electrotyping as a potential process in sculpture and printmaking.
  • provide feedback for use in research.

Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

2017-18 Membership

We are delighted to announce that our Arts Council of Wales funding application has been successful for the Regional Print Centre project 2017/18.

In 2017/18 the Centre will focus on training and development through the medium of printmaking. Therefore we will be offering studio open access, specialist workshops with printmakers/artists, Scholarship opportunities, courses, and a symposium event. Details will be added to our website/social media channels in due course.

Membership will run from April 2017 to March 2018 and will be £35.00 for the year.

If you would like to become a member (in order to use the studio during open access / receive discounts on workshops etc.) please download and complete a membership form and return it with your fee (cash or cheque made payable to Coleg Cambria). This can also be completed when you next visit the studio.  All fees will be used to support the running of the Centre (click here for Membership form:

Open Access costs will stay at £6.00 (half day)/ £10.00 (full day). 

Looking forward to seeing you in the studio.

Open Access

In order to use the studio space and facilities during open access periods you will need to become a Regional Print Centre member and have some printmaking experience.

During open access times a Regional Print Centre member of staff will be on hand to offer support and guidance.

During term time

Monday – 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday – 4:30pm to 8:30pm

£6.00 for up to 4 hours or £10.00 for a whole session (for Regional Print Centre Members)

Extended open access opportunities will be available during college holiday periods

Please see the events calendar for more details

The Regional Print Centre stocks a diverse range of papers which can be purchased during Open Access sessions.

We also stock Printmaking Today which is the complete printmakers’ journal, including articles on techniques and materials, as well as reviews of exhibitions and workshops (published four times per year).