This course will cover a wide range of simple printmaking techniques, beginning with experimental approaches using everyday items and those found in nature; how to create a collagraph, use monoprinting, press printing, culminating in block and relief printing methods including rainbow inking, reduction and jigsaw lino cutting to create multi colour prints. The course is split into easily manageable tutor-supported sessions, enabling each person to create their own set of prints, inspired by the landscape and environment of Flatford Mill. There are also many different effects that can be achieved by combining different techniques and printing on prepared surfaces. About the tutor: Sue Wieck Sue originally trained as a textile designer and has continued to expand her artistic skills using many different media. She has taught these skills to both adults and secondary school students for over 36 years during which time she was Art Adviser for Bexley Education Authority. She has continued to run workshops at the Flatford Mill centre in Suffolk since 1990. Much of her work records the landscape loved by John Constable which continues to inspire her today. In 2000, she exhibited one of her paintings at the Flatford Mill Millenium exhibition alongside one of John Constable’s original pieces! She is an accomplished watercolour artist but also works with printmaking methods, sometimes combining the two. Sue has developed an experimental approach to printmaking by incorporating mixed media, drawing, and a variety of unusual printing techniques. Sue regularly exhibits her work in local galleries. What to Bring The course is open to all abilities and needs only a small amount of equipment in order to participate. You will need to bring the following with you: - A set of Lino cutting tools (Essdee cutting blades, baren and handle set £6.99) - A roller to apply printing ink (Essdee ink roller £8.25, or similar) - A large wooden or metal spoon (for burnishing the print block) - An iPhone or iPad/ sketchbook to record images at the venue All other items will be supplied by the tutor. A selection of printing paper, inks and printing blocks will be available to purchase as necessary. About Flatford Mill We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is un-suitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible. Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable.

What's included in the price?

Expert tuition Free Wi-Fi Full board accommodation Hot and cold drinks Picnic Lunch Full board accommodation and picnic lunch is available for resident bookings only. Refreshments are included for all, but non-resident bookings are advised to bring lunch with you.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
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Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, , Suffolk, CO7 6UL

Booking options

Resident (Sole Occupancy)
19:00 - 16:00
£292.00 See dates
Resident (Shared Room)
19:00 - 16:00
£254.00 See dates
19:00 - 16:00
£205.00 See dates