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.
Abby Casey - - #28704
Loved the day learning the art of linocutting- beautiful inspirational setting, excellent tutor. Claire shared all her knowledge with us, which made a refreshing change and we learnt so much. We left feeling completely inspired and ordered our own tools that evening - bring on never buying a greeting card again.
Thank you Claire. We hope to return!
Michelle & Phil - - #27775
I really enjoyed the course. Claire is an amazingly talented artist, and great tutor. I came away inspired to be more creative!
Ilse Dodd - - #27712
I don’t have an artistic bone in my body so I can only credit Claire for her skill in the production of my lino prints. I proudly showed them off when I got home with nothing less than gasps of amazement from my husband and children. As a bit of a bonus I found myself ‘lost in the moment‘ several times during the course of the day so I am also putting a big tick in the ‘mindfulness’ box. Who would have thought!!! Thank you Claire- a very enjoyable day. I doubt I will ever need to buy a greetings card again!!! Great for sustainability too!!!
Anna - - #27473
I went with my sister and mum, and we had the most wonderful day. Claire is a superb teacher, patient kind and gently encourages you to do that little bit more. Our results were great! We went home with a bundle of cards, our artwork, the knowledge and skills to create at will, with all the instructions, equipment list (not much) and suppliers info we needed. The environment was simply the most beautiful, creative space.
Claire’s talent is awe inspiring. And, what a lovely person! thank you so much Claire xxx (we will be returning! 🥰)
Angela - - #27486
I was apprehensive before the course as I didn’t know how much artistic talent was required. Turns out... none at all! The guidance from Claire was very good, and the 8 of us in the class all produced very different but equally beautiful cards and prints. The time flew by in beautiful surroundings - the day was relaxed but structured, and I really really wish Claire ran evening courses so we could continue to practice what we’ve learned with her expert support on hand.
Louisa - - #27476
What a truly brilliant day I had! Having felt like I'd lost my printing passion for good somewhere in the depths of myself before getting there, walking into Claire's studio I immediately felt relaxed and inspired by not only all her beautiful work but the atmosphere created in such a lovely space.
Claire is a brilliant tutor encouraging and patient going through each step explaining of the process and what we needed to do, giving individuals one to one time and helping us to create the best print we could. There was plenty of room, inking stations and book presses to use ourselves which made it feel like you were on your own little print journey creating colours and printing cards to your hearts content. I got home and immediately found all my old print supplies out and set about carving once more.
Thank you Claire through your course and wonderful teaching you have given me the confidence to create again and to start printmaking at home. I would certainly recommend Claire's course to anyone even if you have never done anything like this before. I will no doubt be back in 2020 for another course.
Michala Sales - - #27070
I hugely enjoyed this course and came away feeling really pleased with my linocut and both inspired and confident to have a go at home. The day was run in a very effective way, so that we had clear instruction and practice so we knew what we were doing, and then plenty of time to invent and work on our own designs with Claire's expert support. I'd recommend this course enthusiastically to anyone with the slightest interest in trying linocut printing.
Catherine - - #26941
A lovely day well spent. Super environment & some super teaching too with a patient & passionate teacher. Very pleased with the end result.
Thank you Claire.
Nikki - - #26934
Claire was an excellent teacher. Both knowledgeable and encouraging in equal measures. The work we produced looked amazing even though we were all beginners. Would happily recommend this course.
Lois - - #26899
Lovely afternoon in Oxfordshire making custom lino prints. I went into the workshop without much idea beyond that we would be doing lino, and was pleasantly surprised by how well set up, run and friendly Claire and the workshop space was. I made a lino of the Cornish coast and printed it on about 13 cards in different colors, having absolute flexibility on the design, just able to let the creativity flow. Would highly recommend, no experience necessary.
Laura - - #26885
I have been on a lot of creative workshops and courses recently, and Claire's was undoubtedly the best. She is an excellent teacher-- really clear, patient and encouraging, and her studio is beautiful. She goes above and beyond to accommodate different artistic ambitions, and is just a lovely, warm person. If you're even 3% interested in lino printing, go to one of Claire's workshops and your enthusiasm will flourish!
Maddy Norman - - #26884
My Lino Print Course experience was excellent. Claire has a gentle and inspiring style of teaching and I came away from the course feeling energised to be more creative. Everything was supplied, from good advice to mince pies! The warm and supportive atmosphere from the other participants made for a very fulfilling day. Would definitely do again.
Gail - - #26786
I really enjoyed the course. Claire is a supportive, calm and enthusiastic teacher. She was very well prepared and everything you need is provided including as much tea, coffee and cake as you want! Despite not being artistic I came away very satisfied with a set of prints I really like and an enthusiasm to do more linocutting. A really pleasurable experience.
Liz - - #26724
Wonderful day with wall to wall cake and some beautiful results by absolute beginners that looked so professional. Such a pleasure.
Marion McGilvary - - #26705
Great introduction to linocutting! Claire was an excellent teacher with just the right amount of help and advice. Friendly group, lovely setting, tea and cake - what’s not to like? Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of giving this a go!
RuthPage - - #26356
I really enjoyed this course. Clare is an amazing teacher, she is very calm and extremely knowledgeable in her craft. I learnt so much and was thrilled with the end result. The studio and surroundings are idyllic and I came away with a good understanding of lino cutting and printing. I've booked to attend the lino cut printing on fabric and I'm very much looking forward to learning with Clare again.
Sally Nichols - - #25536
I enjoyed a happy and constructive day in comfortable and interesting surroundings. Claire was a great tutor and very generous with information. I will look forward to repeating the experience and have already recommended the day to others, as well as coming home with satisfying prints, many thanks Sandy
Sandy clayson - - #25466
This was an excellent workshop. The setting was delightful. Claire has prepared a well-organised programme, with good examples; step-by-step content geared to complete beginners and more experienced lino-cutters and printers; very good facilities and equipment; attention to safety; great advice and encouragement; plus the added bonus of drinks and cake! The day flew by. Recommended.
Jan Vandevelde - - #25465
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.
Diana - - #24846