Lisboa Social Press is an independent artist-run space for hands-on-creative workshops for locals and visitors alike.
Founded in 2018 by artists Jillian Roberts and Tom Maryniak, the artist duo work together and specialise in teaching a varied programme of printmaking workshops between them. Alongside these, Lisboa Social Press simultaneously facilitates cultural events, artists in residence, guest workshops and public exhibitions.

Lisboa Social Press


Rua Santa Justa 6,
Third floor,

Located in the heart of Baixa, the third floor Atelier is just seconds from the Elevator Santa Justa and offers a haven of quietude from the bustling street below. Originally an apartment, the studio boasts all of its original features including its traditional Azulejos tiles. The building, constructed soon after the earthquake of 1755, is a beautiful example of the areas renovation under Marques de Pombal.


Jillian Roberts - Jilly graduated with a masters in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. Since completing her studies in 2015 she has taken part in several group and solo exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. Before moving to Lisbon, Jilly’s work included orchestrating a range of workshops in London’s Fashion and Textile Museum and guest lecturing at Brighton University and Writtle College. CELTA qualified, Jilly has had three years teaching nationally and internationally.

Tom Maryniak - After graduating from Bath Spa in 2012 with a degree in Fine Art Printmaking, Tom went on to develop his practice in New York before returning to London in 2015 and focusing his attention on wallpaper and pattern design. With a passion for woodblock printing in particular, he continues to develop his own practice alongside regular commissions for various publications and magazines.

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The Workshops

Print Postcards & Patterns

Ever wondered how Portugal’s famous Azulejos tiles are designed, or how to create a repeat pattern? Perhaps you want to create a personalised postcard to send home, or a colourful set of greetings cards for friends and family?

Within this carefully curated three hour workshop, suitable for families, solo travellers and everybody in-between, you’ll discover your creative printing potential, master a new skill set and create special memories in a unique setting.

Print a Tote Bag

Would you like to create something that is functional and fashionable? The Print a Tote Bag workshop lets you take a fashion forward step into not only sustainable design but also gives you a chance to create wearable art around Lisbon.

Within this two-hour workshop you’ll discover your creativity, mastering skills which will allow you to handprint beautiful textiles for the rest of your life. Perfect for anyone looking to make some art and friends. You will leave the workshop having made something that is not only functional but also tells a story of your experience within Lisboa.

Print & Drink

You've heard of Drink & Draw, come to Lisboa Social Press to Print & Drink! The relaxed evening workshops start off with a few fun drawing games to loosen up stiff wrists, before we guide you through mono-printing techniques and two hours of curated exercises, leaving you with a stack of original prints to take home. There's music, there's wine and there's printing!


Print Postcards & Patterns - 30€ per participant, 3 hour workshop

Print a tote bag - 25€ per participant, 2.5 hour workshop

Print & Drink - 15€ per participant, 2 hour workshop

All sessions include all materials and light refreshments.
Please take into consideration print drying time after the Print Patterns & Postcards Workshop and the Print a Tote Bag workshop. Your printed materials will take up to 12 hours to dry, so we can arrange a collection time or a shipment for an additional fee.

Lisboa Social Press

Design and print your own cards and wrapping paper using traditional printing techniques in our artist's studio.

For more information, workshop dates, and bookings please contact

Lisboa Social Press
Cover Artwork by Lula Main