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outreach and in-house learning

GPS Learning

Each year we throw open our doors and invite the public to come along and see behind the scenes. Artist talks, printmaking demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists are just some of the ways to get involved and learn about print.

“Excellent day, very uplifting & inspiring”

“Great artist talk and brilliant staff, artists @the print studio very helpful”

GPS Learning

Little Printers

Little Printers Family sessions are fun, creative workshops that all the family can take part in. Screenprinted bags, mono printed self portraits, friendship books and wacky masks are just some of the workshops we have on offer throughout the year exploring different printing processes.

Parents comments:

“Fun with beautiful creations to take home! We always enjoy the activities at GPS”

“Great to have a free introduction to screenprinting that I can do with my 7 yr old”

GPS Learning

Working with schools, further education establishments and community groups we welcome visits and can offer print demonstrations, practical workshops, short talks and tours.

We have many years experience delivering projects in schools and we can run outreach projects by providing artists and materials to deliver print workshops in schools or your community group.

GPS Learning

Groups are also able to visit the Archive Room, look at plates, prints and drawings from the Archive, visit exhibitions in our galleries, discuss the artworks and in response to their visits try out printing techniques for themselves!

GPS Learning

For Schools and Further Education Establishments

What is a Print? Primary

Fun, creative workshop using our fine art collection to encourage young people to explore and discuss artwork. This 1 hr workshop focuses on investigating objects from the Archive including plates, tools and original prints. Pupils will learn how to identify different printmaking processes.

What is a Print? Practical Session

Following our What is a Print? Introduction Sessions learning how to identify different printmaking processes pupils can explore screenprinting, mono printing or relief techniques in a workshop lead by our experienced fine art printmakers. This can be delivered in schools or we can accommodate groups in the main professional workshop.

Stories from the Archive - Taster Focus Sessions (S4-S6)

Visiting the Archive Room, an hour will be spent looking through our exciting collection spanning the last 30 years of Scottish fine art printmaking at Glasgow Print Studio. This research based session is aimed at senior pupils who are interested in learning about specific artists held in our Archive.

Sessions can be artist focused or categorised under themes of Portraiture, Landscape, and Figurative or Abstract.

GPS Learning

Senior Pupil Portfolio Classes

Our portfolio classes allow pupils to develop artwork in the print studio’s workshop using professional presses and equipment. We can offer these classes in screenprinting, etching, monoprinting and woodblock printing.

Continual Professional Development - Primary Secondary SEN Teachers

We offer specially tailored CPD days for teachers wishing to refresh their skills and learn new skills within fine art printmaking.

A guided tour of our workshop facilities, gallery and shop are included and access to original artworks, prints and plates from our Archive Collection highlight resources available. Practical hands on sessions delivered by experienced printmakers explore the processes and include ways to adapt techniques for the classroom.

GPS Learning

Creative Communities

Glasgow Print Studio can offer a range of creative community based projects for children and adults of all ages and abilities. If you and your group would like to get involved there are all sorts of activities on offer.

We are always looking for new working partners and can develop outreach projects on request. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

At the Print Studio the professional printmakers workshop can be hired for adult groups on Sundays or Mondays. We will provide professional assistance from artists, materials and technical advice. Alternatively, The Learning Zone can be hired Monday to Friday.

For further information on our learning and outreach programme please contact

Sarah Stewart
Education Officer
+44(0)141 552 0704:


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