Yearly Archives: 2016

Etching for Beginners


Here at East London Printmakers we are delighted to announce one of our latest courses, run by the brilliant Ann Norfield, comprised of weekly sessions throughout January and February. Etching for beginners is your chance to learn a new Printmaking practice as you are guided through the process of Copper Plate Etching. 

There is still time to book a place on the course either for yourself, or why not gift this to a creative you are still hunting for the perfect Christmas present for? 

Click Here to book your spot today… 

Festive Open Studio



To coincide with our Festival of Print exhibition (Mile End Art Pavilion) we will be hosting an Open Studios event on Sunday 4th Dec, from 12-4pm. It will be a perfect opportunity for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to visit our new workshop space to have a look around.

We will be holding live Print demonstrations, artists stalls (with original Prints from £15) as well as drinks and lots of other festive fun. So please join us this weekend.

East London Printmakers
42 Copperfield Road
E3 4RR

Tammy Smith

Tammy Smith studied traditional animation in Bournemouth, loves life drawing and has since dabbled in digital print, motion graphics and visual effects..

Tammy has a passion for physical, tactile art in contrast to creating pixel perfect images within digital art. In regards to current practice, she explores randomness and the physicality of surfaces and objects by obscuring and working in layers to obliterate traditional meaning and create new possibilities.

She now has the printmaking bug and continues to develop her ideas through both open access sessions and workshops run by established artists.

Her latest printmaking processes feature a mixture of photo etchings and collage/mixed media. For more information please visit my website:

Newly Released Workshop Dates for 2017


East London Printmakers is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 workshop Calendar. Head on over to our courses booking page and check out all the new dates for next years workshops.

We’ve got a whole bunch of workshops ranging from our good old classic Beginner classes, some Intermediate workshops for those looking to develop their practice further and some specialist technical workshops for anyone who wishes to expand their creative horizons.

ELP prides is self on offering the best facilities for both new and experienced printmakers, at an affordable price. All of our tutors are experienced and knowledgable printmakers in their field of practice and will endeavour to make your time at ELP as enjoyable and resourceful as possible.

CLICK HERE to view all our forth coming workshop dates for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017.

Find us in our new home HERE

East London Printmakers
42 Copperfield Road
E3 4RR

Artist Talk by Veronica Calarco


Artist Talk
Veronica Calarco
Tuesday 25th October 7pm

Australian artist Veronica Calarco is talking about her work. Veronica is currently doing a PhD in printmaking at Aberystwyth University, Wales (supervised by Paul Croft) and is a co-director of the Aberystwyth Printcenter. Veronica has worked in various printcentres (including Megalo access arts in Australia) and completed residencies at The Park (print centre), Adelaide, Australia and at the Regional Print Centre, Wrexham, Wales. She works in a variety of media, mainly printmaking (intaglio, screen, litho) and painting.

New Studio Warming Party


East London Printmakers
42 Copperfield Road
E3 4RR

Studio Warming Party
Saturday 22nd October 4 — 8pm
All Welcome

East London Printmakers proudly invite you to join us to celebrate our epic move to Acme Studios in Mile End. More information here.


We have transformed the fabulous space at Acme Studios into one of the best printmaking facilities anywhere in London. Our new studio features two spacious rooms, one for screen printing and one for intaglio/relief printing, with natural light pouring in from the large windows overlooking the Regents Canal. A third large room on the street side of the building accommodates our office and clean area.


Please come along and have a look at the fantastic facilities that ELP has to offer. You can even try your hand at printmaking yourself by printing your own tote bag, pulling your own paper screen print, or using one of our Albion presses to print a limited edition print on the day. Drinks and refreshments will be served.


Our keyholders and members will be there to show you around, answer any questions that you may have and, if you are interested, talk to you about becoming a member yourself. We will also have a fantastic selection of prints available for sale.


The event will mark the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Moving tons of printing presses and other equipment, and outfitting the new space to our high standards has been a massive undertaking and very expensive. Please support out Kickstarter campaign and help us recoup some of these expenses. A number of fabulous rewards are available for supporters.


View the event details here:

Poster design by Wuon-Gean Ho.
Photography by Caroline Whitehead.

Big News

elp is moving

2 miles to Copperfield Road, London, E3 4RR. Our last open access session in our current location is on the 18th August. We are aiming to be back up and running for open access as of early October, so watch this space.