Plein Air Printmaking with a mobile studio

Mobile Printmaking Studio above St Ives - Cornwall


Plein Air Printmaking
This Plein Air experience of printmaking will take you, with press and all into nature and its vista's. This printmaking experience is suitable for beginners and specialists alike.
Oliver West has been running printmaking workshops directly in the Landscape since 1995.

With the use of the mobile workshop facilities, we will be working directly in the countryside preparing, making and proofing images without leaving the chosen location. You will be able to experiment with a number of Printmaking processes, such as engraving and drypoint, etching, woodblock and mono-printing techniques. Tuition is made available on an individual basis to further encourage your preferred approach.

The beauty of this experience allows people to work at their own pace. Most people joining for two or more days will return home with an average of 3 different printmaking processes experienced, multiple proofs showing the process, final finished proof and sometimes a part edition ready for sale in their next show.

The cost of this Holiday/Course/Workshop is £95 per person per day. Its completely fine to plan to join us for just one day, but we will often offer multiple-day workshops in exciting locations so that folk can really take their portfolio for a proper walk! We currently have workshops established in Cornwall, Guernsey & the New Forest. In addition, we may well be able to offer accommodation. Feel free to also suggest other locations and dates near you. Group bookings welcome.. Please contact Oliver (via link above) for more information.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

We can provide you with all art equipment and materials that you might need for this workshop. Materials will be available to purchase as used. The average daily cost for materials is between £4 and £8 per day. Please feel free to bring your own preferred arts materials as well as an A3 sketchpad and a range of pencils eg: H + B + 2B + 6B + EE pencils. However, this is not an essential requirement. Please do not hesitate to contact Oliver for advice on materials.

Where possible we will want to offer a buffet lunch as we find that a little bit freshly made comfort food by someone else goes a long way when out in the all the elements! However, this is not always possible, in which instance you will be encouraged to bring your packed lunch etc with you.


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1 Forreglos Drive
TR17 0BX

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


flexible times to suit

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