Studio users meet Marta Lech, artist in residence from Poland

Ink mixing in the studio

Become a Member

Why not join Northern Print and use the studio? Membership is open to all, whether you would like to use the well-equipped studio or simply wish to become a part of Northern Print's network of supporters. 

The joining fee is £52 per year

As a new member, regardless of your previous experience, you will need to complete a studio induction. If you're an inexperienced printmaker or just feel a little bit rusty, then you'll need to take one of our classes to give you the skills and confidence to enable you to come back and use the studio independently. Contact us to find out more about inductions.

Benefits of joining Northern Print include:

  • Access to all studio facilities with inductions and technical support (additional fees may apply);
  • Being a part of a professional, sociable and knowledgeable network fo printmaking;
  • Discount on printmaking materials and specialist papers;
  • Discount on classes and courses;
  • Invitation to events, previews, demonstrations and talks;
  • Regular e.bulletins with infomation about what's going on at Northern Print and other opportunities for printmakers around the UK and abroad; 
  • Opportunities to show and sell your work;
  • Invitation to take part in the annual studio user's exhibition at Northern Print;
  • Invitations to at least two members-only social events per year;
  • Being part of a network of people interested in printmaking;
  • Knowing that your contribution helps to support Northern Print and the arts in your area.

In addition to the annual membership you pay a session fee every time you use the studio. These fees make a contribution towards the cost of running the studio and help to pay for some of the materials provided as part of the session eg. chemicals and cleaning products. Other printmaking materials eg. ink, paper and metal plates are available to buy at Northern Print.

Session fees include:

  • Access to selected facility (e.g. etching; darkroom etc.) for agreed period;
  • Some consumable materials;
  • Some technical support;
  • Tea/coffee and use of kitchen;
  • Access to books and specialist magazines

Click here to see current session fees.

If you would like us to email you a full studio guide with membership and session info, please contact us.

Please note that people under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times when using the studio facilities.


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