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.


Printmaker access:-

Need facilities to complete your printmaking project, don't 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.

Published Spring 2017

'An Alphabet of Scarborough'

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

Exhibition during Scalby Fair

June 22nd   2020

The  thrid Exhibition by Scalby Artists

will be hosted at the premises of Bracken Press

Scalby Fair Day Saturday 22nd June

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

My Open Studio 2020


Come an visit the workshops, try your hand at printing

no appointment necessary.

Ample free parking

Email for an invitation.

Scalby Fair date 2020 22nd June

To add something a little different to the Fair, the doors to the printmaking workshop will be open to the public.

Demonstrations of the printmaking process and a chance to print some memorabilia on the day using an 1869 Albion platen press.

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 etching workshop is situated at the bottom of the garden and measures 11 metres by 5.5 metres in size, whilst the lino and surface printing workshop is in the newly created space where three antique printing presses from the 19th century are housed.