Opening Times

*Please always check that we are open, in advance to avoid disappointment as opening and closing times are subject to short notice change.*

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10.30am - 9pm
Most Fridays from 10.30am - 2pm.
Some Weekends by arrangement, see Member's page.
Closed Mondays.
Please contact us in advance, if you plan to visit and to book Open Access sessions.

Open Access Membership

In order to use the workshop facilities on an Open Access basis, you must become a member of bip-Art.
Membership is £48 a year, £33 for six months or £15 a day plus an hourly fee to use the workshop.
There are two ways to become a member:
1 - Complete a printmaking course at bip-Art. Please be aware that it may be necessary to take more than one course before being confident or experienced enough to work without tutor support in Open Access sessions.
2 – If experienced in printmaking, bring a selection of your prints and have a free, short induction in your chosen medium. Booking in advance is essential.

• Individuals must have signed the general rules and Health & Safety form before commencing work in the studio. During Open Access sessions, there is always a staff member present in the studio for the sale of materials & general enquires. However, members need to be confident enough to work in the studio without tutor support.•


To secure your place on a course, please contact us to arrange full or part payment by card, cash bank transfer, cheque, payable to 'bip-Art Ltd' or use the PayPal button. Full payment to be made by the first day of the course.

We except all major credit/debit cards except American Express.

*Course bookings - please be aware, if you cancel your place on a course, half the course fee is non-refundable, unless you can find someone to take your place or we manage to fill the place ourselves. If you wish to cancel, you will need to inform us via email or letter, we do not accept cancellations by telephone. If your place is filled, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. Missed classes can not be refunded or transferred*

Courses have small numbers and fill up quickly so it is advisable to book in advance.

Open Access Prices

Pre-paid cards:
5 hour cards - £33 
These pre-paid hours can be used in part, minimum session 30 minutes.
Please note these pre-paid hours are not transferable to other members or refundable. Cards do not expire.
Hourly basis payable on the day costs £7 an hour.

•We accept payment by card, cheque or cash.•

• Sundries included in the Open Access price, as follows: Degreaser, Nitric acid, resin, black Etching proofing ink, cleaning materials, rags.•

*Non-attendance and Short notice cancellation of Open Access - Due to the recent number of short notice cancellations and non-attendance for booked slots for some Open Access bookings, for bookings in the Relief area, we will now charge for the hours booked, regardless of whether you attend or use them all. In the Etching and the Litho area, we charge for cancellations made with less than 72 hours (3 days) notice of the start time of the slot booked. The hours will be removed from your card. Thank you for your co-operation.*

Equipment & Facilities


Hand turned Rochet Press. Bed - 115cm x 66cm
Electric Polymatael Press. Bed - 115cm x 60cm
Aquatint box
Extractor unit & acid baths for Zinc & Steel - 58cm x 48cm
4 hot plates: 2 printing & 2 Ground hot plates
Pressing boards
Metal Guilotine
Paper water bath


Hand pulled Colombian Press. Bed - 81cm x 53cm
Hand pulled Albion Press - 39cm x 27cm


3 Offset Globe presses. Bed - 50cm x 40cm
Offset Deffa press. Bed - 86cm x 64cm


Drying rack - 107cm x 74cm
Hand & pin rollers in a variety of sizes.
Four ball racks