Natural fresh air flow via venting


During this Covid pandemic we have a risk assessment and health precautions in place to create the safe functioning of the ropewalk print workshop.

This will enable you to relax and feel looked after. This includes a health check-in before you start including having your temperature taken, Within the Workshop we have natural fresh air flow, safety booths across the tables, distancing measures and simple workshop rules that follow current guidelines.

There is a rigorous cleaning routine in the print workshop and throughout the Ropewalk building.


Printmaking is a practical ‘hands-on’ art form, where people can enjoy learning to use different tools, inks and techniques to create spectacular and sometimes unexpected and surprising results.

We have experience of working with people of all ages.

Because the basic skills are quite straightforward to acquire, printmaking is an art form that people who have been ill, or who are recovering from an illness, can find enjoyable and helpful to their recovery. When we work with people who have depression and other forms of ill-health, they tell us that printmaking with us helps them to relax and express themselves, as we provide a non-threatening, social and creative atmosphere. People attending our workshops also tell us that they feel more confident and able to do things that they used to find daunting, such as getting out of the house, meeting new people, or trying something different, and in improving their Mental Health.