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Experimental printmaking in Hampshire.


Duration: One day (10am-4pm)

Price: £75

Run by: Alison Butler
at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn

Whitewool Farm
East Meon
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 1HW

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About the Course

Taking our inspiration from a number of design sources, including Mid Century Design and the work of contemporary printmakers such as Jenni Douglas and Jane Ormes, we will explore abstract pattern through mark making, drawing and collage, with a mixed media approach. Composition will be developed by creating our own experimental printing blocks and stamps, before we refine our ideas and experiences to develop a series of lino cuts. You will have your stamps and lino blocks to take home and continue your ideas.

Our venue for the day will be the beautiful Long Barn at Meon Springs, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

We will be joined by artist and maker Liz Wellby, who lives and works on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. With over 25 years experience teaching and tutoring, Liz will guide you through designing, cutting and printing, enabling you to create a range of drawn and printed outcomes. Liz has a particular interest in printmaking, creating lino and woodcuts.


This one day workshop is suitable for folks who are new to printmaking or those with some experience who would like to try something of a more experimental and abstract nature. Places are limited to 10.

Please bring along: an apron, an old magazine to transport your wet prints and a pencil case.

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?

All materials and equipment will be provided, plus delicious homemade refreshments. The workshop will run from 10am - 4pm and costs £75. Please bring your lunch.


If you have any questions or wish to book a place, please contact Alison Butler.



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The perfect introduction to Lino Cutting which left me wanting more! Thank you Liz, Alison and Andrew for such an enjoyable day. Expert tuition carried out in light and spacious surroundings nestled in the South Downs. Highly recommended and I look forward to sampling more courses in the future.

- - #20759

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Really pleased that you had a good day at Art in The Barn.

Thank you for your positivity and look forward to working with you again.

Just remember that Lino Cutting can be addictive!


Best wishes
Alison Butler

What a lovely day, thank you so much to Liz, Alison and Andrew. They all worked tirelessly with good humour and gentle encouragement to ensure we all had a wonderful day! The location is beautiful, an idyllic setting for a relaxing creative day. We all came away from the day very happy with our creations, it is so lovely to have something lasting that you can reprint from and share with others. Thank you, I will definitely be on the look out for more courses and recommending you to friends!

- - #20738

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your day and happy cutting.

Best wishes
Alison Butler

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