Courses


Information

Please contact us before visiting the studio. 

Opening Times - 

Mondays - CLOSED

Tuesday - 10.30am-4pm

Wednesdays 10.30am-9.30pm

Thursdays 10.30am-9.30pm

Fridays 10.30am-5pm - not every week

Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm - not every week

Sundays 10.30am-4.30pm - not every week

*Please always check that we are open, in advance to avoid disappointment as opening and closing times are subject to short notice change.*
Please contact us in advance, if you plan to visit and to book Open Access sessions.

Open Access Membership in bip-Art

In order to use the workshop facilities on an Open Access basis, you must become a member of bip-Art.
Membership is £50 a year, £35 for six months or £15 a day plus an hourly fee to use the workshop. The hourly fee is £8 an hour or £35 for 5 hour time card, brought in advance, to be used in half hour increments. 


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.

If you wish to join screen-Art for Screen printing on Paper and Fabric, please note screen-Art is a separate business and has different induction procedures. If you are new to Screen printing, you may need to take two or more courses before you are confident enough to work in the studio alone. If you are experienced in the medium, you will need to have an Induction - £30. We will ask you to bring examples of your work so we can see the techniques you are experienced in using. The induction will include instruction on the use of the Exposure unit. Members need to be confident enough to work in screen-Art independently, without tutor support. During Open access sessions, there is always a staff member in the bip-Art studio for the sale of materials and general enquiries. Please contact us for more information or see the screen-Art website for more details here.

• 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.•

Courses

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.

All our courses are for Adults, 18 years old and over, unless specified.

*Course bookings - please note, if you book a place on a course in advance, we will ask for half payment to secure your place. This half payment is non-refundable. Full payment of your course must be made 14 days before the course start date. If booking onto a course, all sessions within the course need to be paid for, even if you are not able to attend them all.

Cancellations - 
If you are unwell, displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if somebody in your household or someone you have been in contact with, has the virus or is showing signs of the virus, within the last 14 days, please let us know and do not attend the studio. In this circumstance, we will hold your missed session as credit for you to attend on a different day. 

If, within 14 days or less of the course date, you cancel your place on the course because you cannot attend, the full course fee is non-refundable unless we manage to fill your place. If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will need to inform us via email or letter, we do not accept cancellation by telephone. If once the course is full, we are able to fill your place, refunds are subject to a £10 admin fee. If, once the course is full and we are able to fill your place, if you wish to transfer to another course, there is a £10 admin fee.

We have limited our class numbers to respect the current COVID-19 regulations. It is important that we fill our small classes so we ask that participants honour the commitment they have made to attend, illness aside. 

Courses will now only between two and four people so fill up quickly, it is advisable to book in advance.

Open Access Prices

Pre-paid cards:
5 hour cards - £35
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 £8 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 – If you are unwell, displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if somebody in your household or someone you have been in contact with, has the virus or is showing signs of the virus, within the last 14 days, please let us know and do not attend the studio. We will not charge you for short notice cancellation in this circumstance.
We are limiting the availability of Open Access in order to follow current advice regarding Social Distancing. This has reduced the number of people able to attend Open Access sessions so we ask you to honour all bookings, with the exception of illness. *

Equipment & Facilities

Etching

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

Relief

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

Lithography

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

General 

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

Safety rules during COVID-19 

Please read and adhere to the following: 

When you arrive at the studio, please ring the bell and wait for a staff member to take your temperature, via your wrist.

Please answer the following questions at the door. 

1 – Do you have a dry cough or a fever?

If yes, please return home. If no, then welcome.

2 - Have you shown any signs of the virus in the last 14 days? 

If yes, please return home. If no, then welcome.

3 – Have you received a positive COVID test result within the last 14 days?

If yes, please return home. If no, then welcome.

4 – Has somebody in your household or someone you have been in contact with received a positive COVID test result or shown signs of the virus, within the last 14 days?

If yes, please return home. If no, then welcome.

Please immediately wash your hands, on entry using the anti-bacterial hand wash at the sink.  

Please wear a face mask, unless exempt, especially when walking around the studio. Cleaning with Anti-viral spray will take place on all communal surfaces between sessions. Please wash your hands regularly with the anti-bacterial soap provided. We have distance stickers on the floor and signage on the walls to identify which areas can only be used by one person at a time.

If you need to walk through the workshop to the sink, office, paper cutter, drying boards and so forth, please communicate your intention verbally or visually, if you need to pass another person in the room. Please ensure the other person has acknowledged your presence and has moved to a safe distance before you pass. 

If approaching staff in the office, please remain at the door, do not enter the space. Please respect the two metre rule. 

If you have booked an Open Access session but now feel unwell, please return home. We will not charge you for COVID-19 related, short notice cancellation during this time. 

We reserve the right to refuse access or ask you to leave if you are visibly unwell, coughing or are unable to adhere to the COVID -19 studio rules. 

Please only attend the studio by appointment. We are no longer able to accept people dropping in due to the need to manage numbers.

If you have any questions, please let us know as we are happy to answer them. 

 

                                                            bip-Art Privacy Policy

 1.GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation known as GDPR, is a positive step towards protecting personal and confidential data. It comes into effect on 25th May, 2018 and is one of the largest changes to UK privacy law. While following many of the principles of the Data Protection Act, the new Law places greater emphasis on transparency and accountability of data collection, data use and data storage.

2. The Information we take and why

Queries – Via the website Contact page, we will receive your name and email address. We will contact you using this information to answer your question.If you do not wish to join a course or the studio and do not wish to consent to being on our Mailchimp list, we will delete your query from our email account to ensure we do not hold any of your Personal data.

Course participants - On first communication with you, we take your name, address and contact details; email and/or telephone number. This is the information we need to book you onto the course that you have elected to join. We are largely paper based so keep this information in folders in our office, which can be locked when we are not present in the building.  We will contact you with relevant information about the course you are joining and will keep your details in our files for seven years for accounting purposes.

If you consent, we will also hold your email address on our Mailchimp mailing list so we can keep you up to date with our new courses, events and exhibitions. If you wish to unsubscribe from the Mailchimp list, please press the Unsubscribe link at the base of the Mailchimp or email -  bipart@rocketmail.com and we will remove your details.

Members – On the Membership form, we ask for your name, address and contact details; email and/or telephone number. We need this information to comply with our Insurance and to enable us to contact you to confirm bookings or inform you of changes in opening/closing times. We are largely paper based so keep this information in folders in our office, which can be locked when we are not present in the building. 

We will contact you with relevant information about Membership issues, such as Open Access and will keep your details in our files for seven years for accounting purposes, following your last contact with us.

If you consent, we will also hold your email address on our Mailchimp mailing list so we can keep you up to date with our new courses, events and exhibitions. If you wish to unsubscribe from the Mailchimp list, please press the Unsubscribe link at the base of the Mailchimp or email - bipart@rocketmail.com and we will remove your details.

We are registered with the ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office - https://ico.org.uk

Should you require any information we hold relating to you, please email bipart@rocketmail.com and the information will be provided.

3. Online forms

We use online forms to help you contact us and to pay for courses. The information collected by these forms is send to us via email and stored in the website’s database, long enough to enable us to manage our processes.

The form is managed by Foxy Form - if you want more information about this company, please go to www.foxyform.com

If the form includes a payment, some information will be passed onto our third party data processors, PayPal. See the Credit, Debit card payment information section below. We delete any information when it is no longer needed.

4. Information sharing and disclosure

We will never lease, distribute, swap or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

Through necessity when using our PayPal button on the website, you supply your name, email address and payment details to PayPal. We do not receive information about your payment details, we only receive your name and email address to allow us to contact you to confirm the booking and relay any relevant information to you about the course/s you have enrolled onto. If you have given consent, we will use your email address on Mailchimp to forward communications to you about new courses and events. PayPal and Mailchimp are trusted partner organisations that are required to comply with data protection laws.

To access the Privacy Policy for PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

To access the Privacy Policy for Mailchimp - https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

We do not share your Personal Data for any other purpose.

Our website does offer links to other websites, which exist outside bip-Art’s domain. We are not responsible for any information you chose to share on these websites. Please refer to their Privacy policies before disclosing any Personal Data.

5. The accuracy of your information

We aim to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. If any of the information we hold about you is inaccurate, please advise us and we will ensure it is amended and updated as soon as possible.

6. Credit, Debit card payment information

Website transactions

We use PayPal to process personal data on our behalf via the website. Paypal process payments for any products purchase from our website. We do not retain any financial information you may submit as part of the purchasing process.

PayPal monitor every transaction, 24/7 to prevent fraud, email phishing and identity theft. Every transaction is heavily guarded behind PayPal’s advanced encryption. If something appears suspicious, their dedicated team of security specialists will identify suspicious activity and help protect you from fraudulent transactions.

​Your data is encrypted before transmission to prevent misuse of the transmitted data by third parties. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a security technology which guarantees that your personal data, including credit card information and payment method, are securely transferred via the Internet. The data is encrypted so that is only readable by the PayPal payment system.

The Personal Data we collect from you is: Your name, email and telephone number

                                                                     Course name and date

                                                                     Card details of payment method selected

Face to Face and Telephone transactions

We use a Lloyds Cardnet machine to take payments over the telephone and face to face. When face to face, we do not ask you for any Personal Data. When taking payment over the telephone, we will ask you for your card number, expiry date, three digit Security code, your house number, post code and telephone number. If you are buying vouchers, we will ask for you for your full address so we can send them to you. If you are buying a course, we will ask for your email address so we can communicate with you and send you a receipt. We do not retain your card number as our Merchant card receipts only hold the last four digits. We do not identify your receipt with your full name. We hold these receipts for seven years, in accordance with our Accounting requirements and then we dispose of them securely.

If you wish to learn more about Lloyds Cardnet, please see their Privacy Policy - https://lloydsbankcardnet.com/privacy/

7. Website

For information about our Website provider, please go to https://www.surrealcms.com/terms

8. Cookies

In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device. Cookies are implemented in every website. Sites will use ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’ for function and security. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself, is reached.

The bip-Art website uses Session cookies for Function and Service and Tracking cookies that transfer information to Google Analytics. The information transferred is anonymous user data with no email or identifiers attached.

If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookie.org

Reviewed - 21st May, 2018