OPC has different membership levels to suit a range of needs. Potential new members might be asked to show a portfolio of work.
All new members must do an initial probationary 20 hours which should be completed within three months at a cost of £4.00 an hour plus materials. After this time, standard or associate membership may be taken out. After three months any uncompleted probationary hours will be charged at the hourly rate of £6.50 for non members.
FULL MEMBERSHIP For Experienced Printmakers: the cost is £40.00 a month and this gives 24 hour key holder access. Minimum membership of a year is required. All full Members start with an initial period as a Standard or Associate member.
STANDARD MEMBERSHIP For less experienced printmakers who may require some technical assistance. There are set times when technical help is available, (see Opening Times 18 hours a week). Cost is £30.00 a month plus 60p an hour studio charge.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP For those who may have print facilities elsewhere but wish to be affiliated to us: £55.00 a year. Associate Members may use facilities as an hourly or Day Member during technician times, rates £3.00 an hour or £15.00 a day.
DAY/HOURLY for non members who occasionally need to use our facilities, access is during technician time: £6.50 an hour or £25 day rate.
Full, Standard and Associate Members have the right to participate in OPC exhibitions, hold work in our portfolios and in our image library, attend our committee and annual general meetings. All members become share holders when joining the workshop and these shares are non returnable.
If you are interested in joining please come and have a look around the workshop and discuss your requirements with one of the technicians during opening hours.
As a co-operative it is anticipated that OPC members will be prepared to contribute their time to support the workshop by helping in the organisation of exhibitions, updating work in portfolios and participating in fundraising events. Without their input, support and commitment there would be no workshop.