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5 day Ecoprint Masterclass with Caroline Nixon

5 day Ecoprint Masterclass at The Courtyard Art Studio, Buckinghamshire

Duration: 5 days, 10am - 4pm

Price: £450

Book with: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

The Courtyard Art Studio
Claydon Courtyard, Claydon Estate,
Middle Claydon
Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

Caroline Nixon is renowned for pushing the boundaries and developing new techniques. Join her on this intensive 5 day course, suitable for experienced ecoprinters, designed to take your practice to the next level.

During this immersive 5 day course you will:

· Refine your bundling technique to enhance crispness and clarity of prints

· Use a variety of mordants for both protein and cellulose fabrics

· Combine ecoprint with natural dye, tannins and indigo

· Enhance your understanding of discharging with leaves

· Explore shibori effects to enhance your backgrounds

· Combine and layer these techniques to produce complex patterned cloth

This course is for experienced ecoprinters, who are already able to produce clear prints and who have a basic understanding of mordants.

Using vegetation from the beautiful gardens at Claydon Estate, you will work on a variety of fabrics. Commencing with sampling and experimentation, you will progress to producing scarves, upcycled garments and yardage. Individual projects will be encouraged and supported. Your course fee includes entry to the gardens throughout the duration of the course.

Take your ecoprinting to a new level!

Materials Fee:

There will be a materials fee of £50.00, to cover natural dyes, indigo, mordants, tannins and consumables which is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course.

What to bring:

You will be provided with a detailed list of what to bring at least a month before the course.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, Coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided although The Phoenix Kitchen, just next door, provides an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you would prefer to bring your own lunch.



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Great course and venue. Organised teacher who shared happily. Please do a longer course with Caroline. It was delightful!

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Weekends

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