A lovely afternoon, in beautiful surroundings, with an excellent tutor.
I found the course extremely engaging, and it was very well taught. There was never a sense of pressure and despite not being in any way artistic, and never having done linocut before I left with a set of prints I feel really pleased with.
Benedict Leigh - - #24653
Claire’s course was excellent. She explained everything beautifully, supported us with our individual endeavours and was really encouraging. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, I learned a great deal and achieved something worthwhile.
Sally Russell - - #24650
Claire was such a excellent teacher, very informative and patient. - we did lino cut prints on cards. The moment you walk into her studio, you are surrounded by Claire's amazing work and warm energy. She was so encouraging and patient with us all and through her support and guidance we were able to produce a piece of work which we were thrilled with. It was a very informative afteroon and we are now inspired to do more creations at home. It was all very well organised from booking the places on the course to the details of how to get there on the day! We will be booking on Claire’s other fabric printing course too. Thank you again for an enjoyable afternoon, the drinks and cake/biscuits. Very much appreciated.
Lynn and Lucy - - #23986
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!
Ella - - #23602
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
Claire Batten - - #23581
I attended the lino printing in fabric workshop today. Claire was a fantastic tutor who helped me develop my idea long before I attended the course!
The teaching, knowledge, hospitality, facilities and resources are all first class and I feel give amazing value for money! I enjoyed the day immensely and thank Claire for ensuring my project was completed. I am now the very proud owner of a camera print design that I plan to make into a blind for my downstairs loo! One thing is for sure no one else will have one of these prints. I guarantee that with Claire’s support you will be very pleased with what you can achieve. 100% recommended.
Matt Carter - - #23529
Had such a great afternoon with Claire and the group. Enjoyed it so much I am purchasing my own equipment to make my own prints/cards. Will be booking on Claire’s other fabric printing course as she’s a very patient and informative tutor.
Dawn Raffield - - #23045
A lovely afternoon. Claire is an inspirational teacher and nothing was too much trouble for her - from ensuring we had the right directions to get to the venue to ensuring we got as many cards as possible printed in the time.
Julie Smith - - #21609
What a wonderful afternoon of creativity. Claire made us feel so welcome and surrounded by her masterpieces, we were all inspired. Having never done anything like this before, Claire was so encouraging, patient and helpful and we all went home having made prints we were so proud of.
Thank you so much!
I would not hesitate to recommend this workshop, you will not be disappointed.
Lisa Howard - - #19735
Claire is a lovely tutor – just the right balance of theory and practical, fun and safety, she was always reassuring and positive, and gave us all the right amount of attention - help and advice on technique and design - to ensure we got what we needed to come away with our own personal lino block. She's given me the confidence to try this myself in the near future.
I was really thrilled to produce a dozen cards with my print and will be proud to send them to friends and family.
Nice touches with the tea, biscuits and cakes too.
fiona g - - #19358
Thank you Claire for a really enjoyable afternoon...you have inspired me! A great teacher, in a fab environment. I love the fact I didnt have a design in mind, no clue of the technique, but went home with some prints & wanting to learn more. Thoroughly recommend Claire and this workshop!
Elaine Floyd - - #19341
A superb afternoon learning how to linocut and print, I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I went in with zero experience and ended up with a set of cards that I was very pleased with, having had a really absorbing afternoon in a welcoming environment.
Simon James - - #19305
We had an informative, enjoyable, creative and fun afternoon with Claire, thank you. The teaching pace was just right, she skillfully and patiently showed us what to do without doing it for us and she was very well organised resulting in us all producing lovely cards to take home, leaving us with a feeling of satisfaction and also that we would like to have another go
Ann Shaw - - #19228
A lovely afternoon. Claire explained everything so carefully and clearly and I was so happy with the cards I made!
Sophie Green - - #19170
Claire was very welcoming, calm and very clear in her teaching approach, and very encouraging of everyone in the class.
The venue was beautiful - a lovely old barn - that felt very arty crafty.
Lovely to be able to take cards home that we'd created.
Thank you for a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Linocut course with Claire - - #19169
A great course in lino-cutting. Great instruction, guidance, advice and support meaning all of the attendees produced lovely cards they were proud of. I will definitely be coming again. Super cake too!
Laura - - #19166
This was such a wonderful class, taught at an appropriate and enjoyable pace by a very talented artist. I will be going back. Thank you. Tina
Tina Miller - - #18569
Claire is inspirational - from the moment you walk into her studio, you are surrounded by her incredible work and her calm, warm energy. Claire was so encouraging and patient, and through her gentle support and guidance I was able to produce a piece of work I was thrilled with, and which was completely my own. I entered the course a complete beginner and left with the confidence and enthusiasm to carry on independently. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
Miranda Lambourne - - #18154
Not only is Claire a hugely talented artist but she has the patience to encourage complete novices to complete very satisfying pieces of work. She provides advice and guidance but never "takes over" so the end result is all your own work! We will definitely carry on!
Julie and Peter Ross - - #18075
I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with Claire learning how to lino-print. She is a wonderful teacher,very good at explaining technique and very encouraging. Her course was very well organised and I coul;d not fault it at all. Thank you Claire.
Barbara Cook - - #18052