Open Access

Kiwi is now offering Open access!

At Kiwi we have a fantastic, fully equipped printmaking studio which runs a busy programme of workshops. However, we have now set aside one Saturday every month as a day for open access to the studio, starting Saturday 11th March 2017. 

During studio access days, a maximum of six participants will be able to work on self-directed projects under the guidance of a member of the Kiwi team. You will have full access to the facilities, however you are welcome to bring your own materials with you or use our materials for an additional fee. 

Enjoy printmaking at your own pace, safe with the knowledge that an experienced printmaker is there to support your creative process!

Open Access facilities include:

Screen printing facilities for stencil and photographic screen printing, such as; 
  • Silk screens of various sizes
  • Squeegees of various sizes
  • Exposure unit
  • Hing clamps and backboards for registration printing
  • Padded backboards for fabric printing
  • Drying rack and washing trough

Printing facilities for both relief and intaglio processes include:
  • 2 presses
  • Aluminium plates
  • Etching tools
  • Rollers
  • Soaking trough for paper
  • Palette knives
  • Scrim / rags
  • Etching solutions for aquatint

The Open access sessions are designed for those who have taken one of our evening courses, or for those with enough experience to work independently. If you are unable to work confidently and  independently in the studio, we can suggest some workshops or courses that could be suitable to build up your proficiency. 

Before you are able to use the studio, each person must complete an induction (Bookings essential) when booking an induction session - if you have not attended one of our courses please email Kiwi a copy of your CV or Portfolio of recent printed work to demonstrate your proficiency and ability to work independently in a studio environment.

The induction will take you through the studios equipment and health and safety, even if you have been to the studio or attended a course at Kiwi you will still need to complete an induction.

Prices: £7 per hour or
            £40 for a whole day session. (10:00am - 5:00pm with 1 hour for lunch)
            Cost of a session covers basic material use.


Tuesday 11th April
Thursday 27th April
Thursday 4th May
Saturday 13th May
Thursday 11th May
Thursday 25th May
Saturday 27th May
Thursday 1st June
Saturday 3rd June
Saturday 8th July
Thursday 15th July
Thursday 22nd July
Thursday 29th July

  (Please note that there will be additional charges for excessive materials use of screen printing binders, paints, cartridge and specialist papers. Screen exposure and cleaning, will also incur an extra fee, please see our screen service page for more information).

To book your induction and first session please email us at