Printing Open Access Cornwall


Printmaking courses and Supervised Open Access Printing are held in the Print Department at Newlyn School of Art which is a wonderful sun lit space within the beautiful 1880's Victorian primary school building which houses the school. We are capable of catering to a wide range of printing techniques and use safer 'non toxic' materials to create plates. The main printing press is a large Hunter Penrose press which was reconditioned and delivered by the renowned printing press makers; Rochat of London. We have two other book presses which enable us to cater for a number of students wishing to create lino or wood cuts at one time.

We are committed to providing fairly priced access to printmaking facilities for the local arts community of west Cornwall and visitors to the county. Our Printmaking Sessions are open to all levels of previous experience and enable students and professional artists to work under the guidance of our experienced Print Technician Mary Crockett.

Mary Crockett who worked alongside artists such as Sir Terry Frost, Gary Hume and Breon O'Casey at Hugh Stoneman's print studio is one of our experienced technicians.

Materials such as ink by the squirt and paper etc available to purchase at cost from the school.


Mary Crockett also teaches our Printing in Colour - Sir Terry Frost two day course and the Inspired by O'Casey two day printmaking course. 


Newlyn School of Art at 10am

Every third Friday throughout the year

All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Our session fees include chemicals and some other consumables. Paper, inks and printing plates may be purchased from the School at cost price. Please wear old clothes which you are happy to get printing ink on.

Please bring a packed lunch.


If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion etc page

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

Once you have booked your place, you will be emailed with confirmation of your order. You will not receive anything in the post. If you find you have not received a confirmation for any reason please have a look in your email spam folder and feel free to call us if you are unable to locate our email confirmation and we will be very happy to resend any information.


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'Each print is like an adventure, you don't quite know where it is going till you get there... I am delighted with the results. I might even frame them!'

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Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Email: Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.