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Print Club

evenings & saturdays

Tuesday evening, drop in any time between 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. & Saturday morning, drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. There will be one Tuesday & one Saturday session a month (except for December, please check dates below). Come to both Tuesday & Saturday sessions or just one and stay for as little or long as you want each time.


Previous students or local printmakers and artists who are ready to work independently on their own projects. These are untutored sessions, but help, tips and guidance will always be available throughout the session. Although we focus on printmaking and many students want to use the presses and equipment, non-printmaking artists who want to work alongside us are also welcome.



You need to sign up for Print Club Membership and pay per session for each one that you attend. Membership for the year is £45, which includes your first three sessions. After this, you can either pay £5 cash for each session on the day, or if you want to pay by card, sessions can be prepaid in blocks of three (£15).



Twice-monthly Print Club sessions.
Use of printing inks, subject to a fair usage policy.
Access to screen printing screens & clamps, Abig etching press (350mm), Book Binder’s Relief Press and A4 relief press.
You will also be invited to the Slamseys Printmakers Facebook Group, where you will be the first to hear about new classes (including early bird discounts) and any last minute places available at a reduced rate due to cancellations.

You need to come along with all your own materials, plates and papers (these can be purchased on the day if necessary, please email me for the price list).



Print Club members can also 'hire the print room' for £10 per hour. Please check with Ruth to arrange when you would like to come and use the option below. Once you are taken to the PayPal cart in a new tab, you can change the quantity to add in the correct number of hours. This is only open to Print Club members.


Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions! 

Tutor Reviews

We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!

Chelmsford City W.I.

I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking!  What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!

Cathy T

The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.

Karen B

The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!

Connie C

I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too! 

Sam D