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£60
Annual

£80
Annual+Storage

£30
Student/Graduate

£50
Student/Graduate+Storage

£25
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COVID-19 UPDATE

We are open! If you are interested in signing up for membership, please email kate@wypw.org to get your induction session booked in before you sign up online. Please note we have a bit of a backlog of people wanting inductions, and there may be a bit of a wait. 

We have introduced a number of measures to make sure that we are COVID-secure. Our priority is making sure that members feel safe when using the workshops. You can find out more about the measures we have taken here: https://wypw.org/covid-19/ You can also download and read our full COVID-19 Risk Assessment on our policies page. 
 

*If you are looking to buy Gift Membership for someone, please head over to this page: https://wypw.org/product/gift-vouchers/ and select Gift Membership from the drop down menu.

Membership

Welcome to West Yorkshire Print Workshop! We are a friendly community of artists and printmakers. Our studios are light, bright and fully equipped for paper and textile screen printing, etching and other intaglio processes such as photo-etching and photopolymer gravure, relief printing processes such as linocut and woodcut, photo-plate and plywood lithography, monoprint, collagraph and letterpress. Anyone can become a member, (even if you don't need to print here - there are tons of other benefits), and we offer a welcoming creative space for all skill levels.

New to Printmaking?

We advise that you attend one of our day or weekend print courses before joining. (Sign up for membership within one month of attending a course and get a £5 discount!)

Experienced Printmaker?

If you have some recent experience of printmaking and have a good working knowledge of the technique you want to practice, you can sign up for membership today. You'll need to tell us a bit about your experience when you fill in the membership signup form.

Not Sure?

If you're not sure about the best route to take, please give us a call and we'll be happy to advise. It may be that you need to update your skills or build your confidence by attending a course or some bespoke tuition before using the studios, or you may just want to make sure you book your first few sessions on a day when our technician is around. Going it alone in the print rooms for the first time can be a big step and we're here to make sure members feel welcome and supported.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to our specialist printmaking studios Tuesday - Saturday.
  • Support from our technician available 3 days a week (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)
  • The option to store your own materials here (additional fee applies)
  • A dedicated Facebook group for members of 3 regional print workshops to share printmaking info, ideas, news and opportunities.
  • Opportunity to take part in the annual 20:20 Print Exchange
  • Use of the WYPW large format printer, for printing posters and transparencies for screen print and other photo-processes, up to A1 size.
  • Use of the laser cutter facilities at The Art House, Wakefield (conditions apply)
  • 10% discount on courses and 1-1 tuition
  • Regular member's email newsletter
  • Opportunities to exhibit and sell your work in our member’s exhibitions, through our gallery shop, and at selected print fairs and events.
  • Discounted rate to submit work for our annual Flourish Award exhibition
  • Invitations to exhibition previews, events and artist talks
  • 10% discount on printmaking materials from our shop

PLUS coming soon

  • CPD opportunities such as bookable tutorials with staff, studio holders or visiting artist
  • A dedicated page for each member on our website including artist bio, images and website/social media links.

Annual Membership

£60 per year

Print studio session fees £11.50 half day (3 hour session) / £23 full day (7 hours)

£25 one-off new member induction fee

Storage available for an additional £20 (plan chest drawer and box for storing inks and sundries)

Student / Graduate Membership

£30 per year

Print studio session fees £11.50 half day (hour session) / £23 full day (7 hours)

£25 one-off new member induction fee

Storage available for an additional £20 (plan chest drawer and box for storing inks and sundries)

Studio Inductions

All new members are required to complete an induction session, for which there is a charge of £25, payable on the day. Once you have signed up for membership online, you will need to get in touch with our technician to arrange yours. Either give us a call on 01924 497646 or email kate@wypw.org.

Inductions are supported sessions in a particular print technique which last 3 hours and cover health and safety, workshop orientation and guidance on safe working practice. Inductions are available on Wednesdays and Fridays only. If you are a renewing member and have not used the workshops for over a year, you will need a refresher induction, the fee for which is £7.50

Please be aware that inductions are not teaching, and it is expected that members will already have a good working knowledge of the process they wish to use. If you do not have experience of printmaking but would like to learn, we would advise signing up to one of our printmaking courses first.

Session Times / Fees

Session fees are payable on the day of your session along with extras such as materials and screen hire.

£11.50 per 3-hour weekday morning or afternoon session (£23 for a full day)
£19 per 5-hour Saturday session

Monday: *closed*
Tuesday: AM 10-1 PM 2-5
Wednesday:  AM 10-1 PM 2-5
Thursday: AM 10-1 PM 2-5 (+ evening session 6-9 every other
Thursday)
Friday: AM 10-1 PM 2-5
Saturday: 10-3

What your session fee includes

Use of all workshop equipment, etching chemicals, developers for photo-processes, etc. Black ink for etching and relief printing is also included.

What your session fee does not include

Storage – if you would like to store materials, screens, etc, at the workshop, there is additional annual charge of £20.

Screen coatings – if you would like to use our screens there is a charge of £1.55 per screen per day, plus any additional coatings at 55p. There is a charge of £1.10 per screen for members coating their own screens.

Paper, inks, print medium, metal plates, masking tape and other sundries. These can be bought from our shop.

Studio Bookings

We have introduced an online booking system. Morning and afternoon sessions can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance. The link will be provided after your induction session.

Booking Cancellations

Our membership is heavily subsidised through our grants and other activities. As we wish to keep our membership prices at a reasonable level, please note all bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for.
 

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions of membership Membership Terms and Conditions.pdf

 

Friendship

Become a Friend of West Yorkshire Print Workshop

West Yorkshire Print Workshop is a friendly, social community of artists and printmakers and those who simply love visual art. Our gallery showcases a beautiful array of works from acclaimed local and far-reaching artists and we host a yearly calendar of exhibitions and events both in Mirfield and in our gallery space in Huddersfield. We’d love more friends (who wouldn’t!) to join our cause, grow our community, have fun with us, learn with us and support our cause.

Benefits of 'Friendship

Invitations to exhibition previews, events and artist talks

10% discount on course bookings

Quarterly Friends email newsletter

Friend' social evening and workshop tour

PLUS a free 20:20 print or ‘Misprint’ when you sign up

 

Annual Friendship

Annual membership to become a Friend of West Yorkshire Print Workshop is just £25 per year – that’s just over £2 a month to take advantage of our ‘friends of’ benefits as well as supporting an independent charity, supporting artists and bringing printmaking and art supplies to the local community.

 

 

WYPW is a private company limited by guarantee (7429968) and a registered charity (1147601), and is supported by the Arts Council England. WYPW is an equal opportunities organisation.

Did you know we are a charity which supports the arts?  Please support us by clicking on this link: DONATE

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