Seacourt Print Workshop was founded in 1981 by Margaret Arthur and Jean Duncan (left). They wanted to be able to practice printmaking close to home and starting small, they established a print workshop. To help pay for overheads and purchase equipment they delivered courses to local people, then schools and the membership started to grow.

Seacourt has never been afraid to change and develop and 40 years later we have 80 members, we cater for almost every print technique and have a reputation as an inclusive, welcoming print family. 

We are an open access printmaking studio with fantastic resources, courses, workshops. Our printmaking family includes master printmakers, multidisciplinary artists, amateurs and those who print to improve their wellbeing. 

If you would like to enquire about becoming a member, we would love to hear from you. 



Advance printmaking, support regeneration and prosperity, build respectful engaged communities and improve health and wellbeing. 



To be a creative institution introducing people to printmaking and visual arts and delivering personal development, community good and an engaging place to live, visit and work.

We believe that creativity is a powerful tool that can transform lives. But we also believe that being creative for creativities own sake is restorative, exciting and a means of opening up possibility.



Our main priorities are to provide access to creativity, educational opportunity, contribute to the cultural regeneration of the seaside town of Bangor, and central to all our services is improving health and well-being.

We deliver a range of courses specifically designed for each set of users including:


  • Ongoing courses and workshops for people of all ages offering a positive creative outlet.
  • A printmaking driven education programme for GCSE and A Level students along with teacher training and personal development.
  • CREATE CONNECT that provides support and creative intervention for people who are isolated, have chronic illness, with mental health or those who are facing life challenges.
  • Support for our members to build creative careers, show and sell their work.

Printmaking is a democratic and accessible art form. It is a technique that breaks down the barrier to creativity and in this form of art making there is a little magic and wonder – the held breath as the print comes off the press and ‘ah’ moment of the first glimpse of what someone has made.

We deliver supportive printmaking sessions where our service users learn skills, have time to decompress and continue to recover from illness or life challenges. No experience necessary and we help people get the best result they can on the day.

We offer opportunities to be creative whatever your age. Through events, courses, projects or demonstrations or exhibitions of artwork we help inspire and provide enjoyment and community.

We champion artists and provide resources and support for their art making. We also connect artists with people who enjoy their work through exhibitions and collaborations.

We wouldn’t be able to do all this without the support of funders and sponsors, our creative community and of course without you. To find out how you can help us develop this journey further, visit our support us page. 

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