Red Hot Press

Outreach Projects

Can I thank you for an awesome couple of days, we all really enjoyed it and the boys are very proud of their work

Teaching & Learning Leader: Core Curriculum Lord Wilson School

At Red Hot Press we have over 11 years experience of running art projects with young people. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, value for money and most importantly, fun workshops, which give young people a chance to engage in activities and use equipment they may not normally have access to.

Our activities

Working with experienced tutors who are established practicing artists and using portable presses and inks that are easily cleaned up we can offer your school or youth project the following activities:

Drypoint

Printing from drawings scratched into acetate sheets.

Bookbinding

From simple folded books to more complex sewn bindings depending on the age range of the group.

Relief Printing

From simple block printing using polystyrene tiles, to creating collaged plates to lino cutting for older children. How long do our projects last? Our projects fall into two groups. Firstly we can arrange one day or half-day activities that introduce young people to a printmaking technique and give them the experience of working with a practicing Artist.

We also run longer projects that can last for a period of weeks, months or the whole academic year. These projects give students and staff a more sustained creative experience and enables the skills learnt to be integrated in to school life.

All Red Hot Press tutors have current enhanced CRB disclosures and are covered by Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5,000,000.

Click here to download general information and estimated fees for our outreach activities.

Make an enquiry

If you are interested in Red Hot Press running a workshop in your school please contact us via the enquiry form below or phone us. All the details are on our contact us page.

Please be assured, we will not disclose or pass on to any third party the information provided in this form.

Outreach activites

Full day activities

Full day activities offer a more in-depth experience of a printmaking technique. This may also include a talk and visual display of work produced by the workshop tutor.

During a full day activity young people would have a good introduction to a printmaking technique and would be able to use that technique to produce work relevant to their current project work.

We have consistently had teachers tell us that spending a day with us working with young people has significantly improved the grades achieved by those young people.

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Half day activities

Half day activities can take place either at Red Hot Press (for groups of up to ten students) or on location in your school or youth setting.

In a half day, young people can be introduced to a printmaking technique and given the opportunity of trying out this technique for themselves. In discussions with you prior to the activity, we can tailor the session to fit in with the topics or themes the young people are working on in school.

In the workshop we are able to offer a more extensive range of printmaking techniques than the range we can offer off-site. These techniques include screen printing and safe etching for older students.

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Longer projects

Some of our projects have lasted over a sustained period of time. Building a strong working relationship with teaching staff and young people over weeks, months and sometimes a whole academic year. Giving young people the experience of real ownership of the project and teaching staff the opportunity to play a key role in the delivery of the projects.

This enables the teaching staff to learn skills from the visiting artists which they can embed in their own teaching.

Bringing us in to work with you on a sustained project can be more cost effective to you than our one-off sessions.

See some previous projects

Previous projects and activities

Full day activities

Half day activities

Longer projects

Weston Youth Project

Wish You Were Here Project

July - August 2010

A summer photography & printmaking project working with Weston Youth Project, exploring where the young people live and what they like about Weston. This project was in partnership with Find Your Talent - PUSH.

Participants: 10 - 15 yrs.

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Weston Youth Project

The Time is Now Project

February - March 2010

A project working with young people at Weston Youth Project, exploring the past, present and future in partnership with Find Your Talent - PUSH.

Participants: 10 - 15 yrs

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No Limits

My Safe House

September - November 2009

A project about belonging and identity in partnership with Find Your Talent - PUSH.

Participants: 14 - 19 year olds from No limits youth advisory service in Southampton.

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Oasis Academy Lords Hill & Shirley Warren Primary School

Impact in Print

March - April 2009

A photographic and printmaking project with pupils from both schools.

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Bevois Town Primary School

More Than Just A Cook Book

September 2006 - July 2007

A Healthy eating project with primary school children funded by the school and Creative Partnerships. A whole school year long project.

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