Red Hot Press

Membership benefits

A great deal for workshop Members!

By becoming a member of Red Hot Press, you can be involved in a lively programme of projects and exhibitions. In 2017 members had the opportunity to be involved in three major exhibitions through the workshop. These were our major exhibition Red Hot Press Printmakers 2017 at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Making a Mark at Rums Eg gallery in Romsey and A Journey through Print at Southampton City Art Gallery.

You will also become part of a growing community of up and coming and established artist/printmakers who share ideas, talk about their work and support each other's professional practice.

What are the benefits

What does membership cost?

Membership rates are calculated on a sliding scale throughout the year depending on when you join - they are all renewable on 1st September each year. Membership prices are for waged or retired/unwaged.

  • September - December £80/£70
  • January - February £70/£60
  • March - April £55/£48
  • May - June £40/£35
  • July - August* £35/£30

* Renew for the whole of next year and get these two months free!

Follow this link to download a membership form

Cowprint Group - Open to all workshop members

Cowprint is our members group which meet at the workshop usually on the last Tuesday evening of each month. This year as well as continuing with group projects and print exchanges, Cowprint will be continuing to host a series of talks by Artist/Printmakers. These are great opportunities to get an insight into different Artists inspiration and background to their work. Here is the programme up until June.

    Tuesday February 27th - Supporting members' work - Work by Jo Price and Pam Baldaro
    Tuesday 27th March Supporting members' work and Cowprint Look Group
    Tuesday 24th April Talk by Artist/Printmaker Sarah Mander
    Tuesday 29th May Talk by Francheska Pattisson
    Tuesday 26th June AGM Supporting members' work

If you would like more information about becoming a member please contact either Katherine or Sarah via our contact page

Open Access

Membership of the workshop enables you to have independent use of the workshop facilities for £7 per hour from 10am - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week and the first Saturday of each month.
We also offer late night opening until 9pm on the last Tuesday of each month. The workshop is fully equipped for Intaglio and Relief printmaking as well as screen printing, letterpress and bookbinding.
Katherine is in the workshop on a Tuesday and Sarah is here on a Thursday. If you would like to use the workshop on an open access basis, we ask that you give us 24hrs notice that you are coming, so that we can monitor the number of people wishing to attend.

Supervised Practice

If you feel you are not quite ready for membership of the workshop but would still like to use the workshop to continue to produce your own work.
We have Supervised Practice sessions which happen on the first Saturday of the month and cost £40 10am - 2pm
It's like Open Access with a bit more support and guidance. It's a perfect way to find your printmaking feet. Download this booking form to book on to a Supervised Practice session.

Booking form for Supervised Practice.