Back to School!  By Vicki Senior

For some, those words bring joy and for others sadness, that the summer (what summer?!) is over. If you are a teacher heading back to school, we’ve got some workshops and twilight inset training for you to start your academic year off with a bang! 

After the success of our first twilight inset workshop, we are looking to expand our range of inset courses from printing without a press, tetra-pak printing on a pasta machine, to stencil screen printing. If you would like to know more about these and aren’t already on our teachers mailing list, email to keep up to date. 

Here at WYPW we are already getting booked up with school workshops for the year ahead. These are artist led workshops and can happen in school or in our print studio in Mirfield. We are offer lots of print processes from collagraph, lino printing, tetra-pak to screen printing – do get in touch if you’d like to chat about a potential school visit.

The Staff from Liverpool John Moores University on a staff away day learning all about Letter Press printing

Students learning how to screen print onto a tote bag, as part of our in schools programme.

Students creating prints at one of the School Workshops at  the West Yorkshire Print Workshop in Mirfield

Do you have a printing press in your school but don’t have the confidence to use it? Have a look at our in-house course programme to build up your skills – we have some exciting taster workshops throughout September, October and November including Lino printing, Dry point and Soft Ground Etching If you don’t have a press you don’t have to miss out – the monotype from nature workshop could inspire your next project with students. 


Schools Membership

Did you know we offer schools and education groups membership? Costs depend on the size of your organisation and include; 

One free WYPW membership for a member of staff, including a free induction to the print rooms to get you started and a first free half day session in the print rooms, with all the perks of membership (access to the workshop, 10% discount on courses, members events and more) 

10% off a school workshop 

Priority booking on our inset courses 

Free prep and planning visit with a member of the WYPW team 

Free consultation time 

½ price loan box of print making equipment for school 

Membership prices are based on the roll call of your school: 


Number on roll  Rate (inclusive of VAT) 
Home educating family  £70 
Under 50 pupils  £70 
51–100 pupils  £95 
101–200 pupils  £110 
201–500 pupils  £120 
Over 500 pupils  £140 
Tertiary field study (over 18s)  £175 


Or if you want something lo-fi with some fun ideas for younger students, did you know we also offer Post Box Print Club kits and downloadable guides for sale in our online shop from only £4.50? These are project ideas, with artist created examples with very clear step by step guides to the different projects. They come with no materials, and would be perfect for teachers to who want some ideas or to be guided through a process. Find out more here

Whatever you choose, or if you’d just like to chat about how we can support you and your school, do drop us a line at: and meantime, happy printing and have a brilliant new school year! 

About the Author:Vicki Senior, the Creative Producer for Young People and Children at West Yorkshire Print Workshop, brings a dynamic blend of artistic passion and educational expertise to our team. With a deep commitment to nurturing creativity in the younger generation, Vicki curates innovative programs that empower children and young people to explore the world of printmaking. Her experience and dedication enrich our creative initiatives, fostering an environment where imagination knows no bounds. Through her tireless efforts, Vicki’s influence extends beyond the workshop, inspiring a new wave of artistic expression and learning.


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