Welcome to the Bracken Press PRINT-workshop website

Individual courses for print-makers, in intaglio (etching, drypoint, aquatint)

& block printing & wood engraving  (lino-prints, surface printing) & letterpress


Established 1974.

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We offer an exciting program of workshops dealing with specialist aspects of various print processes including, etching, mezzotint, dry point, lino-printng, bookmaking and letterpress. These workshops are aimed at a wide audience, are suitable for both beginners and more experienced printmakers alike, and cover a wide range of methods and processes.

The workshop is situated at the bottom of the garden and measures 11 metres by 5.5 metres in size.


Course dates 2017


Etching & Aquatint:-  20th & 21st May  and 12th & 13th August

Lino / Letterpress / Wood engraving :- 27th & 28th May  and 26th & 27th August


Printmaker access:-

Need facilities to complete your printmaking project, don'y have access to presses?

Here at Bracken Press once you've mastered the techniques and are familiar with the processes, then hire the facilities, presses,aquatint box, heaters, inks paper, scrim, acids. A daily rate is charged and all materials at cost.

Please email to discuss your requirements.


The course tutor, Michael Atkin , is a member of, The Oxford Guild of Printers, The Private Libraries Association and Secretary of The Fylingdales Group of Artists, and an Exhibiting artist with Leeds Fine Artists He has over 40 years' of successful teaching experience across a wide range of levels, and enjoys an international reputation as an artist- printmaker.

He has exhibited widely throughout Britain and abroad, and his work is held in many national and international  collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum, National Library of Australia, British Gas, British Petroleum, Ohio State University, Hartlepool Council, Leeds City Council, Beverley Art Gallery and many others.

Forthcoming publication Spring 2017

'An Alphabet of Scarborough'

ISBN 978 0 9957395 0 5

Limited edition artist's book of just 26 copies, 1/4 leather hardbound + solandar box.

Inaugural Exhibition Scalby Fair Week

June 14th - 17th  2017


The very first Exhibition by Scalby Artists

will be hosted at the premises of Bracken Press for 4 days only.

Wednesday 14th June to

Scalby Fair Day Saturday 17th

Daily between the hours of 10.00a.m. - 5.00 p.m.


4 Scalby Artists have come together to stage an extra element to the Scalby Fair Week which occours yearly in the village.

The 4 artists taking part being

Judith Ellis

Jessica Cathcart

Speth Milnes

Michael Atkin


More information here