Curwen Print Study Centre
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From etching and monoprinting to lithography and wood engraving, Curwen Print Study Centre preserves and teaches the skills that underpin printmaking.
Founded in the 1990s, Curwen Print Study Centre is an educational fine art charity that preserves and amplifies the art of printmaking. In 2022, the charity moved to bespoke studios and galleries in the picturesque village of Great Thurlow, nestled in the Suffolk countryside. The centre has a long history of working with acclaimed artists including Edward Bawden, Paula Rego, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore among many more.
Visitors can take part in courses suitable for all ages and abilities, covering a wide range of printmaking techniques and the Open Access Studio is available for working printmakers to create under their own direction. The centre is also home to historic printing presses such as a Columbian Eagle press from 1837 and a number of Albion models dating back to the 1860s. These historic machines are works of art in their own right, due to their charming clawed feet, crowns and serpent adornments. And of course, there are gorgeous prints available to purchase in the gallery and online.