Thursday, 8 September 2016

Welcome to Kiwi!
Founded by artist Dena O’Brien in 2012 Kiwi is a professional printmaking studio situated in the heart of Cornwall. Dena began her career in printmaking after studying a masters degree in Print at the Royal College of Art in London, where she found her passion for screen printing and all things print based.
Dena creates playful timeless pieces seeking to win over her audience with a sense of creativity and spontaneity. Based in her countryside converted barn studio, Kiwi is a hub of inventive activity where Dena develops her ideas and drawings converting them into her unique prints. 
Kiwi Print studio offers a range of fun and developmental workshops and courses covering numerous print mediums. From half day workshops to 10 week extensive courses, there is a class for any age or skill level.  Just a short journey from the A30, kiwi is located in Beacon, surrounded by fields and Cornish wildlife, a light and open space, perfect for finding inspiration. 
A small team of local artists work alongside Dena to help transform this workspace into a vibrant and welcoming printmaking community. In addition to classes Kiwi also offers technical services for all your printing needs. Open access sessions for those with a background in print, or screen exposure and technical advice for those wanting to work further in their own space. 
For enquires or to book an appointment to come and visit us and see the studio, please email Dena and Jess at 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Latest News

We are really excited to be collaborating with Milly & Martha Real Holidays / Cornwall, offering Cornish Creative Breaks. Milly & Martha have a range of beautiful cottages located in Cornwall and surrounded by the coast. 

"Milly & Martha love holidays in Cornwall! You will find in our news a bit of something for     
everyone.  Our aim is to introduce you to the best Cornwall has to offer" -

For more details on Milly and Martha Real Holiday / Cornwall visit 

If you would like some help choosing the best place to stay in Cornwall for you, have any questions or comments, please get in touch! 

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014



Outlaw Craft Fair

We are looking forward to joining forces with Outlaw Craft Fair for another exciting event.

Screenprint Festive Christmas Cards


Starts: 11.25am and 12.40pm | Cost: £9.50 | Max 8 participants | Running time: 65 mins

What it’s all about?
Join this fun and festive workshop teaching you how to screenprint a set of 6 unique Christmas cards designed by Kiwi Printmaking Studio. Book Online Now.
Dena will teach you how to screenprint a set of 6 unique Christmas cards designed by Kiwi Printmaking Studio and provide you with a great overview of hands-on screenprinting techniques. 
Suitable for complete beginners.

What to bring?

An old apron or shirt to save your clothes from paint splashes.

What you’ll take home:

A set of 6 Christmas cards, ready to write and get in the post

Fabric Screenprinting Masterclass 

 Design & Print a Tote Bag at the Outlaw Craft Fair with Kiwi Printmaking Studio


Date: Saturday 1st November 2014

Starts: 10.10am, 2.15pm and 3.30pm | Cost: £10.50/person | Max 8 participants | Running time: 65 mins

Design & print your very own unique design onto a canvas tote bag and discover the art of screenprinting in this fun and inspiring workshop – Book Online Now.

What it’s all about?

Create your very own unique design onto a canvas tote bag using paper cut stencils. Dena will help you through each step of screen printing in this fun workshop with unexpected and never ending results. Suitable for beginners of all ages from 7+ but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What to bring?

  • An old apron or shirt to save your clothes from paint splashes.
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Notebook and pen

What you’ll take home:

A lovely tote bag designed and printed by you.

Monday, 22 September 2014


Kiwi is getting prepared for The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa Vintage Fair 2014.

Kiwi is preparing for an exciting 2 day pop up screen print event being held at The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa. We look forward to seeing you at the event and joining in some printing fun. 
Follow link for more information on the event and booking details:

Photographs taken at Kiwi Print Studio 2014 ©

Thursday, 31 July 2014



Bookbinder Tim Lawrence and Printmaker Dena O'Brien are collaborating their teaching skills and specialist experience offering this fun and creative workshop in print and bookbinding. Using an etching press you will make a series of mono prints and embossings using a range of tactile materials onto specialist printmaking papers. From your series of prints you will select one and transform this into a cover for your handmade A6 book. The workshop will provide you with a taster in Mono printing and Bookbinding skills and techniques.

At the end of the workshop you will have produced a series of Mono prints and a hand made A6 book. Use your unique book as a journal, address book, sketchbook or a gift for someone special.

Level: beginner or improver

Price: £60 per person including materials

Dates: Saturday 9th August 2014
             Wednesday 20th August 2014

Times: 9.30 - 4.30pm

Class size & availability: 8

Requirements: Please bring a packed lunch, old shirt or apron, sharp craft knife, metal ruler, pencil and rubber. Please wear closed shoes.

Booking & questions: please email to make a booking and we will send you a booking form and details.