ELP Open Studio


Hurrah for ELP’s next Open Studio!

ELP Summer Open Studio! At this open studio we’ll be showing you how to print repeats patterns onto fabric. The evening will be filled with demo’s by our fantastic artists who will give you an expert insight into using different printing processes to create repeat prints.

Come along from 6 ’til late for an evening full of print demo’s, £10 prints, Five Points Pale Ale and much much more!

East London Printmakers, May 1st

19 Warburton Rd, E8 3RT


How I Work. A talk by Nick Scott

As part of ELP’s 2014 Artist Talk programme Nick Scott presents ‘How I Work’


Nick will be here at the studio discussing the process of print & its impact on creative decisions, regardless of production techniques.

Nick has been producing artwork for the past ten years under the name narcsville, working with a wide variety of clients across the arts. His experience in print stems from his time studying graphic art & communication at Leeds Metropolitan University.


Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to admin@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

Happy New Year – New Opportunities at ELP


This year East London Printmakers and London Centre for Book Arts have collaborated and are offering an intergalactic deal! We are offering reduced rates for members of ELP and LCBA on courses at both studios.
So now there is no excuse not to immerse yourself in a variety of traditional printing and binding techniques.

Here at ELP our aim is to support artists practicing printmaking. We provide professional and affordable facilities for screen printing, etching and relief printing and offer open access and courses in a variety of techniques.

London Centre for Book Arts in Hackney Wick has similar aims but as the name suggests in the world of books! LCBA is an open-access educational and resource centre dedicated to book arts, supporting artists working in book form and self-publishing. They run workshops in letterpress printing and various book binding techniques. Follow the links to their website for more info on their fantastic workshops.

So if you’re an ELP or LCBA member looking to expand your skills, check out the courses on offer and enjoy the concessionary rate!

To become a member of ELP and take advantage of reduced rates for courses at both ELP and LCBA click here.

Congratulations Eliza Southwood


Eliza Southwood is our first ever project key holder!

We are really looking forward to having her in the studio in the new year.
Eliza has recently been shortlisted for the Serco Prize with this ‘Oranges and Lemons screen print. It will be exhibited in the London Transport Museum in the new year. She was part of Artcrank 2013 and you may find some of her prints in the new cycle/ coffee shops that have been popping up lately.
Keep an eye out in January and see what Eliza gets up to at ELP

Artist talk by Sarah Boris


Artist in residence at ELP
Tuesday 10th December 2013
at 7.30pm

All ELP members and friends are welcome to attend, please RSVP to studio@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

Sarah Boris is a graphic designer, art director and artist based in London. She has worked with a multitude of orgnanisations and individuals which include Phaidon Press, Tate, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Barbican Centre, the Architecture Foundation, Triangle Network, Gasworks, Hotshoe International, Max Wigram Gallery, Visiting Arts, Fedrigoni and the Royal Philharmonic Society amongst others.

Her designs have been featured in books and magazines such as Types We Can Make, Swiss typography, ECAL; Common Interest: Documents. Design for a Good Cause, Index books; 10 years of Ideas that Matter, Sappi, Business Cards 3: Designs on Saying Hello, by Michael Dorrian and Liz Farrelly, The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic, Designers from Around the Globe, by Stefan Bucher, Natalia Ilyin, Bastardised, Made in Bunch, Shout Awards book 2007, Robert Horne, Grafik, idPure, Swiss magazine of Graphic design and Design Week and online in typography and design websites.

Sarah’s work has been exhibited internationally (UK, Spain, Ukraine, Moscow, USA) including most recently at Pick Me Up, Somerset House London. In 2012, she was awarded the Creative Future Investment Fund for artists by Creative Scotland. She completed an artist residency in Scotland in August 2012, which culminated in her works being exhibited in DCA, Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Sarah Boris studied at Olivier de Serres and Estienne, School of Art in Paris and graduated in 2004 from an MA in Graphic Design at LCC.

Come along to Sarah’s talk and find out more about her work and take a look at what she has been up to on the residency.

Christmas Open Studio At East London Printmakers


East London Printmakers invites you to an Open Studio

On 5th December from 6 ’til late ELP is opening its doors celebrating the festive season and a great year full of fantastic printmaking!
We will be launching the ELP annual Box Set as well as having a Christmas £10 proof sale!

East London Printmakers is a modern print studio, managed by a co-operative of artist printmakers based Hackney. It was founded as a printmaking resource to promote the creative potential of practising artists and individuals in the local community.

The spacious studio provides open access facilities for screenprinting, etching and relief printing. A wide variety of courses are also available, where practising printmakers offer their expertise in the subject.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Independent Label Market – Old Spitalfields Market


East London Printmakers will be at the Independent Label Market on 30th November!

The market is an event which offers record labels an opportunity to meet both their audience and their peers. The label founders must be present to gain a stall, this ensures that it is a true opportunity to meet the people running the businesses.

This November will be an extra special event as ILM will be partnering up with ‘London Brewers’ Market’, which will feature a selection of local breweries – The Five Points Brewing Co, London Fields Brewery, Camden Town Brewery, Kernel Brewery and many more. There will be a ‘beer garden’ set up amongst the stalls, where there will be product sampling, live music and DJ sets from ILM label heads throughout the day.

ELP will have a wide variety of work produced in the studio by the artists, illustrators and graphic designers that all make work there. Artists from ELP be at the stall so you’ll get to chat to them about their work. There will definitely be some top class work at the stall and some of it will only be £10! Look forward to seeing you there.

Opportunity: Artist in Residence


Since East London Printmakers’ tenth anniversary in 2008, the studio has been running a residency programme.

The purpose of this opportunity is to promote professional development in printmaking and to create an arena for visiting artists to share their knowledge and experiences with ELP members. The programme supports the development of new work and access to a network of artists in London.

Based in the heart of East London’s contemporary art scene, ELP is dedicated to providing professional and affordable facilities in such a vibrant area.

Two artists per year will receive:

  • 24-hour access to the studio’s facilities, 4.5 days a week
  • £100 budget for materials
  • £200 fee for running a one-day master workshop
  • Free membership of East London Printmakers for one year
  • Storage space for materials and a plan chest drawer

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project lasting no longer than twelve consecutive weeks, focusing on either screen-printing, relief or intaglio or combination. The programme encourages experimentation and practising artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The programme is open to local, national and international artists. Applicants need to be self-sufficient as this opportunity does not include accommodation or expenses for materials.

Application deadlines:

  • 1 December for Artist Residency between January and June
  • 1 June for the Artist Residency between July and December

More information can be found on the Residence page here.

New workshops calendar.

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2014 season of courses now available for bookings.

We are thrilled to announce our new course and workshop schedule for 2014, now bookable through our new online booking system. The range of courses is as varied as ever, offering everything from Bookbinding with Katy Goutefangea to Wood Engraving with Chris Pig.

You can browse all the Courses & Workshops by clicking here, or by clicking Courses in the menu at the top of the page. From there you can search by date, browse by name, or filter by daytime, evening, beginner, or intermediate.

If you would just to like to use the facilities, and can work competently unaided, then why not book one of our Open Access printing sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays by clicking on Booking in the menu above.

Level When Title
Beginners Daytime Bookbinding
Beginners Daytime, Evenings Drawing into Print: monoprint/waterless litho
Beginners, Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Drypoint & Carborundum
Intermediate Daytime Chine Colle
Beginners, Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Collograph
Intermediate Daytime Conversion: Paper to Fabric printing
Beginners Daytime, Evenings Etching – Beginners
Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Etching – Intermediate
Beginners, Intermediate Daytime Japanese Woodblock
Beginners Daytime, Evenings Lino – Beginner
Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Lino – Intermediate
Beginners, Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Photo Etching
Beginners, Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Photopolymer Etching
Beginners Daytime, Evenings Screenprint on fabric – Beginners
Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Screenprint on fabric – Intermediate
Beginners Daytime, Evenings Screenprint on paper – Beginners
Intermediate Daytime, Evenings Screenprint on paper – Intermediate
Beginners Daytime, Evenings Taster
Beginners, Intermediate Daytime Wood Engraving