Red Hot Press

Membership benefits

Why not become a Member of Red Hot Press!

By becoming a member of Red Hot Press, you can be involved in a lively programme of projects and exhibitions. This year members have had the opportunity to be involved in a major exhibition Red Hot Press Printmakers 2019 at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, a great opportunity to get to know other members, showcase your work and also a very good selling opportunity.
You can also access benefits for members only, such as discounts on our course fees and discounts from friends of the workshop such as printmaking suppliers and framers. You can access our members’ group who meet once a month for networking opportunities, they also have an active programme of talks, exhibitions and projects and a sketching group. The aim being to share ideas, and support each other's professional practice.

Member Profile

I have been a member of Red Hot Press for the past 5 years. Originally, I joined because I was looking for somewhere to learn new and revisit printmaking techniques learnt long ago. I started with the Beginners and Improvers course, then I was hooked! Since then I have completed the Foundation and Diploma courses as well as weekend courses that enabled me to explore processes further.

Being a member has also meant I have been able to exhibit work at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Summer Open Studio at RHP and Southampton City Gallery foyer exhibition. Membership also means I can use the Open Access sessions to further develop my work using the facilities of the workshop.

Katherine and Sarah are inspiring teachers that share their expertise and support.  Red Hot Press also invites other printmakers to teach and tutor you as you start to build a portfolio of work. - Kathy Whitford Workshop member.

'I love Red Hot Press because it has great courses, a friendly well equipped workshop and is a place for advice, help and inspiration'.

What are the benefits

  • Independent use of the workshop facilities on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and the first Saturday of each month and late night opening (until 9pm) on the last Tuesday each month.
  • Free entry to our members’ summer exhibition.
  • 10% discount on taught courses.
  • Cowprint group meeting once a month.
  • 10% Discount from Art Effects Picture Framing in Southampton.
  • 10% discount at Perry’s Art shop in East Street Southampton., at Abbey Picture Framing in Netley, at Philip Poole Bespoke Picture Framing in Fareham. and at Hawthorn Printmaker Suppliers (when you spend £50 or more) and 5% discount on Printmaking Materials at Handprinted.
  • Access to a lively programme of exhibitions printmaking projects and events.

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

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.

Individual Hire Booking Form

Supervised Practice

Supervised Practice is ideal for people who have been on a course with us and would like to continue with a printmaking technique they have learnt but are not quite ready for membership or independent working on our Open Access days.  This is not a taught course and you should be able to work semi-independently but there is some technical help and support available on the day.
Supervised Practice days run on the first Saturday of each month 10am - 2pm and cost £40 (no session in August) You will need to book in advance for this. You can use the link below to download a booking form.

Booking form for Supervised Practice.