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Booking Info & Options

GPS Evening & Weekend Course Update - Phase 1

We are delighted to announce our Adult printmaking course programme will be restarting in June 2021. Running over 6 months, we are offering a reduced programme to enable Covid19 safety & social distancing measures to be put in place. Phase 1 will provide monthly weekend courses and a block of evening courses with options for beginner/refresher, intermediate & advanced levels. We plan to extend this to 1day tasters, Introduction to Print & 3day courses in Phase 2.

Information about our courses can be found here on our website under the ‘Learning’ tab. From here, you can also download a PDF of the course programme.

All bookings can be made online through our new booking platform, and payments will be securely processed via Stripe.

Booking Info

Where can I find out about printmaking courses at GPS?

Information about our courses can be found here on our website under the ‘Learning’ tab. From here, you can also download a PDF of the course programme.

How do I book a place on one of your courses?

All bookings can be made online through our new booking platform, and payments will be securely processed via Stripe. Please note that payment must be made in full at the time of booking in order to secure a place. Due to high demand, places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you have any trouble using the booking platform, you can contact us on 0141 552 0704 or

What happens next?

Immediately after booking, you will receive an automated email confirming the details of your course. Shortly afterwards, you will be sent notes outlining what the course will cover and what, if anything, you need to bring with you. Please read these before attending your course.

If you do not receive an automated confirmation email, please first check your junk mail and then contact us on

Am I entitled to a concession rate?

Concessions rates are available to those who are: members of GPS; unemployed; over 60; Disabled; or students in full-time education. Photocopied proof of status must be shown to receive concession rates.

Can I use my ILA account as payment for the course?

No. We cannot accept ILA as payment.

I am a teacher or lecturer and my teaching establishment will be paying for the course, what should I do?

Please send an email to including your contact details, the full postal address of your establishment, and the contact details of your accounts department. An invoice will be sent to your school or college.

Can I reserve a place?

We can only reserve places for participants from educational institutions or those seeking financial assistance for course fees. Places are reserved for one month prior to start date.

I have booked a place on a printmaking course but unfortunately, I can no longer attend. Can I have a refund?

It is important to let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend. If a cancellation is made one month or more before the start date, you will be reimbursed in full. If notice is given two to four weeks prior to the start date, we will refund 50% of the original cost. If less than two weeks’ notice is given, we cannot guarantee any refund. In the event we are able to fill your place, a refund in full may be possible, this is at GPS’s discretion.

Cancellation of courses by GPS

In certain circumstances it may be necessary to cancel courses at short notice, and GPS reserves the right to do so. We will endeavour to reschedule where possible, and if not, full refunds will be given for any cancellations made by GPS.

I have no experience of printmaking. Which course is best for me?

We run one day taster sessions and an introduction course which enables you to try a process before committing to a full course in a given technique. Our beginner/refresher courses are aimed at complete beginners but also act as a refresher for people who have printmaking experience but have not been active for some time.

It may be necessary to attend a course more than once if you wish to join as a member and become an independent user of the workshop. All sessions must be attended in order to complete the class.

Do I need to take a beginners/refresher class to join the Glasgow Print Studio?

No, but you must have recent printmaking experience and be able to work safely and efficiently on your own within your chosen print area.

I have attended a beginner/refresher course and would like to join as a member, but I still feel I need support in order to build my confidence and use the workshop independently. What options do I have?

You can sign up for one of our intermediate classes. They are aimed at giving a more in-depth understanding of techniques and processes. Focused on professional workshop practice, improving competency, and building confidence, the course is artist-led with a tutor on hand to provide guidance and support. Only suitable for people with recent experience or who have passed a beginner class in their chosen discipline.

“One to One” training. What is this and how do I book it?

If, after joining as a member, you feel you would like a little more support before using the workshop independently, we can offer one-to-one training. These short training sessions will be tailored to your needs and target the particular parts of the process you feel less confident in.

Please contact our workshop manager, Claire Forsyth, to discuss your requirements and book 1:1 in advance. or 0141 559 6911

Please note: one-to-one is not suitable for people who need to learn the whole process or have not previously used the technique to a proficient level.

I am confident in my printmaking area and would like to join as a member. What should I do next?

If you are able to work safely and efficiently on your own, and you would like to become a member to utilise the workshop area in which you are proficient, then the next step is to attend an induction session. During your induction, you will be given a tour of the workshop and have information about health and safety protocols, access, and membership payment explained to you.

How often do induction sessions take place, and how can I arrange one?

Inductions usually take place once a month. Please contact our Workshop Manager, to book in advance: or 0141 559 6911

Health and Safety regulations recommend that use of the workshop and attendance of classes are not advisable during pregnancy or for nursing mothers. Why is this?

There are a number of hazardous substances used within the workshop including white spirits, methylated spirits, solvent based varnishes (carcinogenic) Nitric acid and resin dust which can cause lung damage and respiratory problems. These all require protective equipment. Some printing inks contain poisonous metals and carcinogenic substances which you should be aware of when using the workshop. High risk groups include pregnant women, nursing mothers (neither of whom should be in the workshop) women of child-bearing age and persons with allergies and sensitizations. For further advice contact workshop manager, Claire Forsyth at or 0141 559 6911.


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