Our facilities

Whether you are an established artist or are just starting out, we have a variety of specialist, fully equipped print making facilities at Ocean Studios. Our shared creative studio spaces, workshops, masterclasses and exhibition opportunities creates the perfect place to help you develop your skills. 

Screen print

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, with 30x40cm bed size
  • Polymetallic JPV-70 Etching Press
    Bed size 70x140cm 
  • Adana Letterpress Machines
    Two portable machines with 5x8inch bed size
  • Gunning ARTS Intaglio Press
    Lino, collagraph, relief, and embossing. With 30x40cm bed size. 
  • Book Press
    Bed size 30x35cm 
  • Drying Rack 
  • A2 Guillotine 
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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!

Mini Makers

8th Oct – 19th Nov Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture, Child Friendly, Easter, Family Friendly, Making, May Half Term
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Portrait Clinic with Mark Fielding

12th Oct – 30th Nov Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture, Making
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Junior Intro to Print

16th Oct – 19th Feb Ocean Studios Workshop Print In Action, Summer Holiday
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Join our creative community!

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.

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