Please note that due to Covid restrictions we are running a reduced service so we are not currently taking applications for new members at this point in time.

We hope this is short-term and a temporary measure and are reviewing how we can operate safely on a monthly basis.


If you are new to printmaking..

Attend one of our weekend or evening courses.

View the courses

If you have previous experience of printmaking

First-time users who have experience of printmaking must demonstrate a good working knowledge of the processes used at Edinburgh Printmakers and complete a one-hour induction course. This induction course familiarises the user with the studio layout and working practices and covers health and safety practice.

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, we are not currently able to offer inductions to new members


Members benefits

There are many benefits of becoming a member of Edinburgh Printmakers: As a member you will:

gain access to one of the best printmaking facilities in the UK

have your work available for sale on our website

receive regular updates of artist opportunities and news through our newsletter e-bulletins

be part of a dynamic printmaking working environment be eligible to be included in group exhibitions organised by Edinburgh Printmakers

have your work available to the public through our gallery consignment programme

members are entitled to 10% off education courses and are now also eligible to 10% off one-to-one tuition and art materials at Greyfriars Art Shop and* framing.

Members costs:

Annual Membership Costs from May 2019 are

Full: £100

Concession: £60

To enquire about joining as a member please contact

Annual Membership

Access to the studio is through an annual membership scheme. Artists can apply for annual membership once they have reached a level of printmaking competency, enabling them to work in the studio unsupervised. This is usually achieved by attending one or more printmaking courses or by taking an induction for experienced printmakers who are new to the studio. Annual membership gives studio access and allows members to submit prints to be considered for selection for sale in the gallery browsers and also to members’ exhibitions.

Visiting Artists

Edinburgh Printmakers welcomes applications from visiting artists who wish to work in the studio for a limited period. Visiting artist rates include temporary membership and are by prior arrangement only. Please contact us to arrange your visit.

Studio Session Fees

All members are required to pay studio session fees. These cover the use of inks in all departments plus sundries and basic materials and help with the running costs of the studio. Click here to see what is included in session fees. Session fees can be paid as you go, monthly or annualy depending on which rate suits your needs. Regular users will find its more economical  to pay by direct debit  monthly. This combined annual membership and session fees allows unlimited access throughout the year.