Join Claire for a day at the Oxford Linocut Workshops countryside printmaking studio where you will learn how to design and carve your own lino printing blocks.
The workshop begins with an introduction to linocut, everyone is taught how to use the carving tools and the basic cutting techniques. An initial practice block is made which allows students to experiment with mark-making. Students are often surprised at how quickly their skills develop.
Next, you will be guided through the process of designing repeating patterns and composing a design. You may wish to bring some of your own images to work from, however plenty of inspiration will be at hand to help you decide.
You will be shown how to ink your lino block and how to print onto fabric.
Everyone will take home a set of lino block printed fabric, their original carving and mark making block and a copy of the Oxford Linocut Workshops printmaking guide booklet to remind you of all the techniques used on the day.
The workshop is hands-on, creative and very informative. It is suitable for complete beginners, everything is explained clearly with demonstrations. Lots of support and advice are given throughout and there will be plenty of individual tuition time.
Claire is a friendly and encouraging teacher, she has exhibited with the Society of Wood Engravers, at The Mall Galleries in London, as well as regularly taking part in Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience - Over 15's.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All tools and materials will be provided including: carving gouges, linoleum, drawing equipment, non-slip mat, inks, rollers, and fabrics.
Complimentary tea, coffee and cake.
6 hours (11:00am to 5:00pm)
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6 hours (11:00am to 5:00pm)
A beautiful setting for an excellent day's crafting! Claire had planned everything splendidly so each participant had all the tools/craft supplies needed to complete the workshop. There was a warm welcome for everyone and we all felt very comfortable - even though I am not artistic, I didn't feel awkward and really enjoyed trying to master the techniques so sensibly explained and demonstrated. My partner is much more artistic than I am and had done lino cutting in the past but enjoyed the day getting back into this craft. Claire managed to pitch things so that anyone from the complete novice like me to those with far more skill would all find the day useful and enjoyable. We would recommend Claire and her workshops highly.
An excellent day. Everything was exceptionally well organized and the day went very smoothly with enough time to complete the tasks.
Claire was encouraging and helpful. I came away inspired to continue lino cutting after I have invested in some equipment. Claire's booklet received after the course will serve as an useful reference for further work.
Having recently attended the lino printing on fabric course, I can confirm that not only is Claire super-talented, but she is also an excellent teacher, patient and encouraging as well as knowledgeable. Class sizes are small, and the studio itself is spacious, all set in lovely surroundings. All in all, a lovely day spent creating, which I cannot recommend highly enough.
What a fabulous day at Claire’s workshop! I was truly inspired by Claire’s intricate carving skills presented in her art. She also has a wonderful and gentle way to run a course at any level. I look forward to book classes with Claire in the future.
Amazing lino cutting workshop, thank you! I learnt so much in one day and have been inspired to do lots more printing in the future I hope. Brilliant tips and advice throughout the day and just the right amount of teaching and lone working. Lovely setting too with lots of inspiration in the workshop and chickens wandering around outside. Thank you Claire, I may come back another time for more!
Claire is a great artist but also an excellent teacher. The workshop was lovely and full of inspiration. The atmosphere she created made us all feel at ease and comfortable. Claire demonstrated clearly how to make various marks and supported us individually as we practiced and went on to design, cut and then print.
The day was well paced and perfectly structured so we all ended up with end products to be proud of.
I had a wonderful day. Definitely a ten out of ten experience.
A fabulous and fun day. Beautiful surroundings and a homely welcome from Claire and her Mum. We learnt a lot and Claire is a really patient inspiring and calm teacher. The studio was lovely and Claire gave us lots of inspiration and ideas to choose from. All the equipment was laid out for us on our benches and of good quality. We’ll be back for more!
I had so much fun on this course! Claire has an infectious enthusiasm for lino and wood cutting, and was an excellent teacher. All equipment is provided and you dont need any prior experience. Claire's studio is lovely, and her pieces are really inspiring. There is enough time on the course to learn the basics, make several lino cuts and produce a printed fabric to take home. I was really pleased with what we were able to produce.
A really well planned workshop on fabric printing. All tools and fabric was provided, along with a leaflet to take home as a reminder. I learned a lot and feel ready to try the techniques at home to create my own fabric for soft furnishing in future. Claire was calm and reassuring and created a relaxed creative space. Such an enjoyable day.
Claire's lino cutting course was brilliant: educational, fun, creative, and supportive. The session was very well planned and organised. All the materials were laid out in the studio, with a full set of cutting implements for each of us, a range of printing presses and inks, and a generous supply of materials to print on. Claire also had files of materials to inspire us, which was really helpful, not to mention a lovely garden to stroll in.
It was amazing how much Claire fitted into the time: we went from total basics through to printing our own beautiful artworks in just a few hours, and yet nothing felt at all rushed. Claire created a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the room, and made time to answer our questions and give us individual support and attention. By the end of the session, all of us had printed a stack of cards to take home, and we were all extremely pleased with what we'd produced. We also left with all the skills, confidence and information we'd need to continue linocutting at home. This is one of the best craft courses I've taken, and excellent value for money too. I wholeheartedly recommend it!
Claire is a dedicated and inspiring teacher; her course is thorough, fun and flexible. She carefully took us through all the processes and techniques and embraced each of our ideas. Everyone was excited by the printing and fabric created. It was a wonderful day in a delightful workshop with a great teacher.
We all want to do more printing!
Thank you, Claire