The Art Academy – London

NEW Monthly Access

May 11th, 2013  |  Published in Print News

Art Academy Print now offers short term, flexible access to print facilities. Experienced printmakers can book in advance for monthly access with storage for materials and prints.

Who can book Monthly Access sessions?

  • Suitable for professional printmakers seeking flexible access to a print studio
  • Ideal for visiting artists seeking a short-term printmaking residency in London

No deposit, annual fee or long term commitments. All new attendees must provide evidence of previous printmaking experience and good studio practice.  The print studio is a communal space, shared with other artists and attendees are responsible for maintaining equipment at a professional standard. The studio is located in The Art Academy, a social hub of creative activity and attendees will benefit from an induction to the facilities and an introduction to our dedicated team of staff. The print studio is available outside of Open Access and  Courses.

Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm
or 24hr Access, 
Monday to Sunday (requires a deposit )

Monthly Access costs:
£120 per month (plus a one off £30 induction fee)

Email enquiries or to arrange a visit: print@artacademy.org.uk


FACILITIES
The studio is equipped with a Polymetaal JV80 80 x 160cm press suitable for large format intaglio and relief prints, multiple glass work surfaces, drying boards, a light box, pegging system, aquatint rosin box, Edinburgh Etch for copper and saline sulphate solution for zinc.

Storage
Monthly access users are given a plan chest drawer for prints and storage under benches for printing sundries.

Techniques in the studio
Intaglio: Etching with with saline solution or ferric chloride, Soft ground, Hard ground, Aquatint, Collagraph, Engraving, Drypoint.
Relief: Linocut, Woodcut, Wood engraving, Monoprinting

Materials available to purchase at the studio
Tissue, Newsprint, Blotting and Cartridge Paper
Somerset Velvet White and Fabriano Rosaspina Bianco Paper
Scrim (Tarlatan), Brown parcel tape, Gloves, Rags

Materials available to purchase at Intaglio Printmaker
Materials can be conveniently purchased within a 5 minute walk of The Art Academy, including tools, metal plates, inks, papers, lino and wood.

9 Playhouse Court, 62 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1
Monday to Friday, 10-6pm, Saturday 10-4pm

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