An important part of our events are workshops curated by G.F Smith paper. 

They range from demos to more detailed workshops exploring print and paper using traditional techniques and modern twists.

All workshops are FREE and No Booking Required: Just turn up and have fun!



Letterpress is the oldest form of printing. In this method, a surface with raised letters is inked and pressed to the surface of the paper or material to reproduce an image in reverse. Typically metal type is used but other possibilities include carved wood or stone blocks.

Letterpress demos will be run by Red Button Press and Lost Heritage


screen printing

Screen printing is another traditional method of printing. An image/design is photographically transferred to a very fine fabric stretched across a screen. The non-printing areas are blocked off and the fabric serves as a stencil. The ink is wiped across the screen to pass through the unblocked pores and prints onto paper or other materials you want to use.

When using more than one colour within the design, a new screen must be prepared for each layer.

Screen printing demos will be run by Present Workshops


paper creations

Each event has various paper making workshops from sewing to origami, card making to doodling.

Origami paper folding with be hosted by Ben Clark and the G.F Smith team


3 Minute Portraits

We have teamed up with Fred Aldous once again to bring 3 Minute Portraits. 
This does cost a small fee which will be confirmed on the day.
All proceeds go straight to the artist.