Frequently Asked Questions
What is East Side Print?
East Side Print CIC is a community Interest Company limited by guarantee, reg no. 13058919
East Side Print aims to provide access to creative visual arts through practical courses and open access sessions in its studio workshop and through outreach projects in the community.
Who is behind East Side Print?
East Side Print is run by three directors: Cath Bristow, Jane Fox and Louise Bristow. We are all practising artists. Click here to meet the team and find out more about us.
Ok, I've met the team. Are Cath & Louise related?
Cath Bristow and Louise Bristow are not related at all. Being born in the same month, in the same year and having the same surname is purely co-incidental!
What kind of courses do you offer?
We run courses in Screenprinting on paper, Printing on fabric and Photography.
See our courses page for more detailed information on what each course covers and to see what's coming up at East Side Print. Our processes page describes the different techniques and processes that we teach.
Some of our short courses are based around a theme - you can make a set of greetings cards, print a tote bag, or print a tea towel to take home. We're always exploring new ideas for courses. If there's something you'd really like to try let us know!
How long are your courses?
We offer courses of varying lengths, some of our evening courses run for 5 sessions, other shorter courses are just two or three sessions. We have a number of 1 day or half day courses which are ideal if you want to try something creative but haven't had much experience.
We also run 3 & 4 day summer schools
Do you run etching or lithography or woodcut courses?
No, but we are good friends with Bip-Art who are just around the corner and offer these facilities. Tell them we sent you!
What is your open access service and who can use it?
When there is no course running we make our studio/workshop facilities available for use in three-hour bookable sessions. We offer morning ( 10.00am - 1.00pm ), afternoon (2.00 - 5.00pm) and evening (6.00-9.00pm) slots.
Our open access service is exclusively available to our members. See the members page for further information about open access and how you can become a member.
Is East Side Print an accessible venue?
The studio presents several barriers to access :
It is currently not accessible by wheelchair
The studio entrance has two steps leading down from street level. There is a grab rail.
The shared toilets are on the first floor of an adjacent building, accessed by a steep staircase.