Join our creative community!
Whether you are an established artist or are just starting out, we have printmaking facilities, shared creative studio spaces, workshops, masterclasses and exhibition opportunities to help you to develop your skills.
We also offer support for those looking to take their creative practice to the next step, book an individual mentoring session with a member of Real Ideas staff to see how you can turn your creative hobby into a thriving business!
Already running a successful creative business but need help to take the next step? Use our stunning spaces to host clients, connect with others and grow your business.Enquire now
Events, activities & workshops
Our campus is home to a range of events and workshops for creatives, makers and artists whatever your interest, age or level of experience.
From Specialist print making festivals like Print in Action, maker markets, creative clubs for young artists, networking sessions for creatives or creative open days for families. There’s something for everyone!Browse our events
A well-equipped specialist screen print making facility with:
- Print table
- Screen beds
- Screen dryer
- Washout and exposure unit
Print & Press
With specialist facilities for linocut, mono printing, letter press and more, including:
- Heuer Letterpress Proofing Press – single sheet feed, bed size 30x40cm
- Polymetaal JPV-70 Etching Press – bed size 70x140cm
- Adana Letterpress Machines (portable) x 2 – bed size 5″x8″
- Gunning ARTS Intaglio Press (lino, collograph, relief, embossing) – bed size 30x40cm
- Book Press – bed size 30x35cm
- Drying Rack
- A2 Guillotine
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Expertise and support
We support individuals to start new businesses or establish themselves as professional makers.
If you want support to set up your business, access initial investment or gain specific advice you can book a mentoring or business support session with one of our team here.
If you want longer term support to start a business, grow an existing idea or make your side hustle your fulltime job, you can talk to us about building a package of support including the use of our specialist studio spaces, co-work facilities and regular support from us. To find out more send us an enquiry and book a meeting with a member of our team!