Access/ Hire

We are now able to take a take a few new applications for ‘Keyholder Access’ users. Please read carefully all the information on this page.

The Badger Press printmaking studio provides access to printmakers, artists and designers several days a week. Access is provided in two forms; Supervised Access and Keyholder access.



New Users

In order to provide relevant experience to qualify for Keyholder Access, you will have completed courses at the Badger Press or come to the studio having gained experience externally. Relevant experience gained outside the Badger Press can be achieved from a University, specialist college or through a similar ‘open access’ type printmaking studio. Any experience from outside the Badger Press needs to be practical, direct and within a reasonable time period of a request for keyholder Access at the Badger Press. If experience is formed outside the Badger Press, proof of this experience and references may be requested.

1 to 1 Studio Induction

New users first need to attend a 1 to 1 studio induction at a cost of £95. This 3 hour session with a member of the Badger Press team allows you familiarise yourself with using the workshop in your desired process. This session also allows the Badger Press team to evaluate your level of experience and advise on the amount of supervised access or tuition required prior to be given Keyholder privileges.

Note: the Studio Induction does not cover any printmaking practices, its purpose is to ensure the safekeeping of the studio and that you are capable of using the studio safely both independently and alongside other printmakers.

Following an Induction, the printmaker will be free to book Supervised Access until they have undertaken the required number of days relevant to their chosen process.


Supervised Access

To qualify for Keyholder Access you are first required to undertake a number of days of Supervised Access, relevant to your level of experience. Supervised Access costs £60 per day, (running 10 am to 4 pm). The studio will be running one day a month, the fourth Saturday of each month as Supervised Access. These will resume in January 2022, where printmakers can gain confidence and experience working in the studio with the support, (not tuition) of the Badger press team.

Users without a sufficient level of experience or comprehensive knowledge of a process can top up your existing knowledge with 1:1 tuition. 1:1 tuition provides direct contact time with a Badger Press printmaker who will be able to guide you during aspects of a process where you lack knowledge, experience or act to help you through parts of the process where you are unsure or need direction. 1 to 1 tuition can be booked, 3 hours) at a cost of £75 plus studio hire.

The Badger Press studio can be booked from Monday to Friday on a daily basis. Studio Hire is £80 per day.

Open access studio

Keyholder Access: £25 (per day)

Keyholder Access is awarded to users who have satisfied Badger Press’ experience requirements and provides unsupervised access to the studio and printmaking equipment several days per week, between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm.

With space for 4 individual printmakers to work in the studio at any one time, you may be working alongside up to 3 other users with Keyholder privileges. However bookings are on an individual basis.

The Keyholder Access fee starts at £25 per day. Multiple booking discounts are available for advance booking with confirmed dates only and no more than 6 weeks in advance. 

Prices detailed below:

£45 / 2 days when booking and paying with confirmed dates.

£65 /3 days when booking and paying with confirmed dates.

£80 / 4 days when booking and paying with confirmed dates.

Studio Hire / £80 (per day)

Users with Keyholder privileges are also able to book Studio Hire. This is the provision of the entire badger Press printmaking studio , to an individual or group to work privately with no interruptions or additional bookings, giving the user(s) complete freedom to use the space.

As with Open Access, all individuals, whether printing alone or as part of a more experienced group must have completed a studio induction, having satisfied Badger Press’ experience requirements.

The Badger Press can be booked on Monday to Friday and some weekends when courses are not being run at the studio. Studio hire is £80 per day.

Payment and Bookings

Once a booking has been confirmed, payment for Keyholder Access and Studio hire should be made in full in advance of the booked date(s).

The Badger Press is well stocked with all consumables a printmaker will need to produce their work, including a comprehensive range of specialist printmaking papers. The use of priced consumables can be totalled up during a visit and can be paid for at the end of your visit.

We hope you’ll enjoy working at the Badger Press and look forward to your visit.

New User

If you have a relevent level of experience and would like to start using the Badger Press studio and it's Open Access/ Studio Hire facilities, please click this button to complete our Expression of Interest form.

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