Linocut Printmaking at Bull Mill Arts, Wiltshire
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About the Course
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.
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; max 10 people in each workshop.
Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award winning sculptor and printmaker, specialising in woodcut and linocut techniques. 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.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your 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, and 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.
Tea and biscuits are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
I attended a lino cutting course with Olivia a couple of weekends ago and thoroughly enjoyed it - as a beginner the instruction was really good. Olivia's enthusiasm and encouragement are very evident, and she is very generous with her knowledge. Overall I found the course inspirational.
Julia Gallop - - #16004
This was a day of learning, creativity and great fun! Ollie is an enthusiastic and creative teacher and uses every opportunity to give us more insight into print making. She was brilliant at seeing where we each wanted to go with our idea and helping us to develop it and teaching techniques specific to what we wanted to do. The results are amazing and as a beginner, I really felt I had produced something better than I expected. I will definitely do another one!
Lizzy - - #15917
Such an enjoyable day for my daughter and I!
Olivia explained everything very well, and was very approachable if you had any questions.
She made her way around to everyone participating and was always full of praise and encouragement. We didn't ever feel rushed (even when my own piece of work took longer to print).
Olivia is truly inspirational and always had a smile on her face!
We look forward to returning.
Louise Stone - - #15916
Olivia wears her deep knowledge and skill lightly and transfers it simply and enthusiastically in a way that fills you with confidence. Such is her manner that, even as a complete beginner, it never even occurred to me that I wouldn't produce a print I would be happy with. She is supportive and encouraging and is curious about each person's individual creativity. We all had great fun and left happy with our work and inspired to continue. Very highly recommended.
Michael Moriarty - - #15907
Even though I was completely new to lino printmaking, I really enjoyed this day and came away with a print that I was very happy with. Olivia made it a relaxed and informative day. I'll certainly be recommending the course to friends.
David - - #15904
I attended a lino printmaking course with Olivia a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have some experience of this kind of print making but came away feeling I had learnt a lot more particularly about inking up.
The introduction was good and of interest to all not just beginners - her enthusiasm is infectious and inspiring. I have already recommended the course to a friend.
Deirdre Geenwood - - #15593
Olivia is a lively, very positive tutor , it is fun packed day and everybody leaves the workshop upbeat and happy with what they have produced.
Angharad Rhys Roberts - - #13398
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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