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Ocean Studios

Culture and community on the coast - explore Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard’s home of the arts. Located in the Factory Cooperage building, Ocean Studios is a creative hub where artists create, community gathers, and you can try your hand at making yourself with a range of workshops.

Explore Creativity at Real Art Make Print (RAMP) at Ocean Studios

Real Art Make Print (RAMP) at Ocean Studios is a vibrant platform for artists and makers, providing access to specialist printmaking facilities, flexible studio spaces, and a dynamic programme of creative events, short courses, and workshops. Whether you're an emerging artist or an established practitioner, RAMP offers a supportive environment to develop your craft.

Get Creative with Print in Action

RAMP champions innovation in printmaking, supporting Plymouth’s creative community with specialist facilities, workshops, talks, and events. Our programme is designed to enhance your skills at any stage of your creative journey. Led by studio holders at Ocean Studios and collaborators, our workshops cover a range of printmaking processes, including screen printing, letterpress, and relief printing.

Beyond printmaking, RAMP offers a variety of creative practices and intersections, such as drawing workshops (life drawing, portrait, and painting), inspirational talks, and social sessions for the creative community. Our space is home to numerous independent businesses, including The Pottery and Make @ 140.

Flexible Studio Spaces for Creative Growth

RAMP at Ocean Studios is a hub for over 25 artists, makers, and creative businesses, including printmakers, illustrators, ceramicists, graphic designers, textile designers, content creators, painters, drawers, and sculptors. We support career development through residencies and market opportunities, nurturing both internationally known and emerging creatives.

Join Our Maker Market – Native Makers

Native Makers, powered by RAMP, is a market platform and community for creative entrepreneurs. We offer makers markets, workshops, and e-learning opportunities, focusing on local, sustainable products and diversity. Our curated markets highlight unique maker stories and provide a space for creatives at any stage of their journey to connect and grow.

Relax at the Ocean Studios Cafe

The Ocean Studios cafe, with its large sun-soaked courtyard, offers locally sourced produce from Heyl Bakery, Cakewhole, and specialty coffee from Origin Coffee. The cafe also hosts exhibitions and collaborative creative events, showcasing local artists, makers, and creative businesses.

A Hub for Innovation and Community

Led by Real Art Make Print (RAMP), part of Real Ideas, champions innovation, enterprise, and social change throughout the Southwest. Join us to explore, create, and connect in a space designed to nurture creativity and community.

Visit ramp.realideas.org to find out more


Opening times

Opening hours may vary depending on workshops, events, facility access and bookings, please carefully check the timings on your booking before attending.

Cafe opening hours:

Monday - Tuesday : Closed - but cafe communal working space is open

Wednesday - Saturday : 9am - 4pm

Sunday :10am - 3pm

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A space to create, collaborate, and connect.

Located by the sea in the stunning Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Ocean Studios is Real Ideas’ hub of creative energy.

Ocean Studios is home to a collective of resident artists, beautiful co-work space, artist studios with specialist equipment, amazing workshops, regular events, and a public café, exhibition space and courtyard.