The well-being of our visitors, workshop users, staff, and supporters is always of the utmost importance to us, and especially so during these uncertain times.
Following the recent advice issued by the UK and Scottish Governments we will remain closed until further notice. We expect to be closed for a minimum of 12 weeks.
We will continue to monitor the official information available and will update on our closure in line with this.
If you have booked one of our printmaking courses, we will contact you direct and keep you up to date on the situation.
We have temporarily suspended bookings on all future courses to assist us with rescheduling when the situation changes. We will be monitoring the situation and keeping you updated via the website.
Information, class dates and prices can be found on here our website. You can also download a PDF file of all courses and dates.
All course bookings can be made online through our secure server system with World Pay. We accept most major credit or debit cards.
You can also contact us on + 44 (0)141 552 0704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a place on our adult printmaking classes full payment must be made at the time of booking. Due to the high demand, places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Concessions rates are given to: Members of GPS, unemployed, over 60, Disabled and students in full time education. Photocopied proof of status must be shown to receive concession rates.
No. We cannot accept ILA as payment.
Please send full postal address of your establishment and name of accounts person along with your own details. An invoice will be sent to your school or college.
We can only reserve places for class participants from education institutions or people seeking financial assistance for course fees. Places are reserved for one month prior to start date.
It is important to let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a class. Any cancellation by class participants, within one month prior to the start date of the course will be reimbursed in full. If notice is given two weeks prior to the class start date we can only refund 50% of the original cost. Less than two weeks notice and we cannot guarantee any refund. In the event we are able to fill your place a refund in full may be possible, this is at GPS discretion.
In certain circumstances it may be necessary to cancel classes at short notice, GPS reserve the right to do so. We will endeavour to reschedule where possible and if not full refunds will be given for any classes cancelled by GPS.
No but you must have recent printmaking experience and be able to work safely and efficiently on your own within your chosen print medium.
We recommend our beginners/refresher courses. These courses are aimed at complete beginners but also act as a refresher for people who have printmaking experience but have not been active for some time.
It may be necessary to attend courses more than once to become an independent user of the workshop. All sessions must be attended to complete the course.
You can sign up for one of our intermediate courses. They run over 5 weeks in the evening and are aimed at giving a more in depth understanding of techniques and processes. Focused on professional workshop practice, improving competency and building confidence, the course is artist led with tutor on hand to provide guidance and support. Only suitable for people with recent experience or who have passed a beginner class in their chosen discipline.
An alternative to taking one of our intermediate classes, after joining if you feel you would like a little more assistance before using the workshop independently, we can provide 1:1 training. Working with a member of staff, we can provide short training sessions targeting the parts of the process you feel less confident in.
Please contact our workshop manager, Claire Forsyth, to discuss your requirements and book 1:1 in advance. email@example.com or 0141 559 6911
note 1:1 is not suitable for people who need to learn the whole process or have not previously used the technique to a proficient level.
If you wish to join the studio to use the mediums you are proficient in and able to work safely and efficiently on your own, then the next step is to attend an orientation session where you will be shown around the studio, have access, payment and health and safety procedures explained to you. Membership payments and paperwork will also be processed at that time too.
Orientation usually takes place once a week. Please contact our Workshop Manager, Claire Forsyth, to book in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 559 6911
There are a number of hazardous substances used within the workshop including white spirits, methylated spirits, solvent based varnishes (carcinogenic) Nitric acid and resin dust which can cause lung damage and respiratory problems. These all require protective equipment. Some printing inks contain poisonous metals and carcinogenic substances which you should be aware of when using the workshop. High risk groups include pregnant women, nursing mothers (neither of whom should be in the workshop) women of child bearing age and persons with allergies and sensitizations. For further advice contact workshop manager, Claire Forsyth at email@example.com or 0141 559 6911.