Open Access Printmaking

An opportunity to hire the Digswell ‘Forge’ print facilities on a daily basis.

If you are a new visitor to our print studio your first print day is £30.00 to include your initial induction which will cover health and safety information. All further print days are at the normal rate of £25.00 per day.

Times: 10.30am – 4pm

Days: Wednesday and Saturday.

Bookings must be made in advance by contacting Sally Tyrie, booking is essential.


Tel: 07804836734

These sessions are for artists that are proficient to work under their own direction.

An initial induction including health and safety will need to be undertaken by anyone new to the Digswell Print studio.

Some assistance is provided where needed, as sessions run alongside usual print group times.

Sundries included in the cost; white spirit, rags, gloves.

Oil based Etching or Litho inks are available to use at an extra cost of £5.00 per session.

Artists will need to bring their own paper.

Art Van Go in Knebworth stocks a wide range of printmaking papers.


The opportunity to use Digswell Arts Trust print facilities during ‘Open Access’ sessions has enabled me to develop my print projects and work on a much larger scale than before. The prints made during those sessions definitely made the difference in getting a place on the degree course I start in September.”

Ben Matthews 2012

(Ben has attended a number of our Open access sessions, whilst also studying on a part time Foundation Degree course at Barnfield FE College in Luton. He will be going to Central Saint Martins in September for the  final year of his Degree).