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Linocut printmaking 1-day course at Bull Mill Arts, Wiltshire

Linocut Printmaking with Olivia Clifton-Bligh

About the Course

Whether you're making a limited edition print series, designing your own card, or experimenting with repeat pattern work, this workshop is perfect for complete beginners as well as experienced artists.

Using simple techniques for striking results, this workshop gives you all the skills you need for tabletop linocut printmaking. Step-by-step through the creative printing process, from composing your design to cutting and printing your block, using reduction, multi block or masking techniques for multicoloured or monochrome prints.

Sometimes people ask me 'if I've attended your printmaking workshop before, can I come again?'

​Yes, of course! People return to the workshop over and over again. Many use the workshop as an opportunity to develop their ideas further or to practice a new technique (e.g multi block, chine colle, reduction etc.)

Many people return simply for the joy of spending a whole day entirely devoted to creative printmaking.

Max 8 people in each workshop.

Please contact Olivia using the 'Ask a question' button to join her Early Bird Newsletter for advance notice of all her workshops.

Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award winning sculptor and printmaker, specialising in woodcut and linocut techniques. She studied at Goldsmiths' College (BA Hons. Fine Art & Art History), she is a member of the Printmakers Council and her work is exhibited through out the UK. Her studio is at Bull Mill Arts, an artist's community established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate, on the banks of the beautiful river Wylye surrounded by water meadows and woodland.

Please note Covid-19 precautions for all workshops:
- Maximum number of participants in each workshop has been reduced to 8 people.
- 2 metre distance maintained for seating arrangements.
- All participants must bring a mask - clear visors will also be provided.
- Hand sanitiser provided for each table, each entry/exit and bathroom.
- Weather permitting, doors and windows will remain open.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials are provided including:
- Linocutting gouges
- Linoleum
- Bench hook
- Roller
- Water-based printing ink
- Inking plate
- Printing baren
- Cartridge paper
- Tracing paper
- Carbon sheets
- Drawing equipment.

If you have your own preferred lino tools or printing papers, do bring them with you.

Plentiful images are provided to use as inspiration or templates.

You are also very welcome to bring your own preparatory material.

Extra Covid-19 precautions
Please bring:
- Your own mask. Transparent face visors will also be provided to all participants.
- Your pack lunch and snacks.
- Something to drink (cold water and boiling water provided) and a mug.
- A warm layer to wear if necessary, weather permitting we will leave the doors and windows open as much as possible to allow fresh air to circulate.


Olivia Clifton-Bligh at Olivia Clifton-Bligh at Bull Mill Arts
Studio 2, Bull Mill Arts
BA12 8AY
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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