ClubPrint is a seven week creative arts programme for people of all ages where they will learn printmaking skills and make a piece of art which will be professionally framed and theirs to keep. It uses the arts to develop creativity, collaborative skills, discussion and debate in a casual environment, with chat, music and cups of tea!
We originally developed ClubPrint for the Staying Close Team at Suffolk County Council for young care leavers, but any age group is welcome to book into ClubPrint. Participants attend a half day workshop once a week at our studio in Ipswich.
If support workers attend, they are asked to engage fully with the creative activities for their professional development.
All participants get a ClubPrint portfolio for their work, so they can build a personal record of achievement. We also encourage them to photograph their work and to share their progress with peers, family and others they trust. This can help to build their self-confidence.
Each participant will make several pieces of work using different techniques before creating a piece to be framed. They will also get a certificate of achievement if they complete all the workshops. Everyone is also encouraged to find out about other arts activities they can get involved with locally, so they can continue to be creative in some way.
Here's what some of our participants say about ClubPrint...
"I really enjoyed doing something different for me"
"I never knew I could be good at art. Thanks for
the chance to learn"