Ochre Print Studio is a new venture open access print studio, welcoming and encouraging artists and printmakers of all abilities to engage in the creative process of both traditional printmaking and contemporary print technology.
Julie Hoyle and Annee Robson are dedicated to the ongoing building of a safe, friendly, inclusive. professional, non-profit making studio. Initially opening with the facilities for fine art screen-printing, dry point, monoprint, collagraphy, digital and textile printmaking, the studio also offers regular open access sessions and a varied programme of visiting tutors conducting courses, talks and demonstrations.
Ochre Print Studio is based at Lockwood Day Centre in Guildford, Surrey. The centre cares for adults with learning difficulties and is also home to Lockwood Arts through a successful collaboration based on an exchange of space and time. Lockwood Arts are an inclusive group of artists with further facilities for glass making, ceramics and a forthcoming digital editing suite. A great community spirit is encouraged at Lockwood, with skill sharing at its heart. The residing artists all share their creative talent, skills and experience with each other and the service users at the day centre.
Ochre Print Studio is a non-profit making organization any profit will go towards equipping and improving the studio. Julie and Angela Poole are unpaid directors and founders of Ochre. Tutors, technicians and helpers receive a fee or in lieu printing time.