Make a tote on a boat (Portishead marina)

What you'll do

Welcome aboard the Portishead art boat where you can enjoy a short introductory taster session into tote printing. Design, cut and print your own linocut, hand-printed eco tote bag on the front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’. Make art, not plastic waste!

Your host Barbara is an award-winning artist and sculptor with years of teaching experience. You will get the opportunity to discover how linocut art prints are made, from designing then hand printing your own design. Barbara will have everything you need including a cotton tote bag, printing inks, soft cut lino blocks and lino cutting tools; not forgetting, plenty of inspiration! Barbara will show you how to carve lino blocks and do test prints on paper with water-based non toxic inks, before immortalising your images onto eco-friendly shoppers.

Enjoy a glass of wine or coffee or tea to get the inspiration flowing and discover your creative side. Before you know it, you’ll be leaving with a customised eco-friendly art tote bag to take home :)

If you would like to book other times/dates in the please contact Barbara, they can be arranged

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Welcome aboard the Portishead art boat where you can enjoy a short introductory taster session into tote printing. Design, cut and print your own linocut, hand-printed eco tote bag on the front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’. Make art, not plastic waste!

Your host Barbara is an award-winning artist and sculptor with years of teaching experience. You will get the opportunity to discover how linocut art prints are made, from designing then hand printing your own design. Barbara will have everything you need including a cotton tote bag, printing inks, soft cut lino blocks and lino cutting tools; not forgetting, plenty of inspiration! Barbara will show you how to carve lino blocks and do test prints on paper with water-based non toxic inks, before immortalising your images onto eco-friendly shoppers.

Enjoy a glass of wine or coffee or tea to get the inspiration flowing and discover your creative side. Before you know it, you’ll be leaving with a customised eco-friendly art tote bag to take home :)

If you would like to book other times/dates in the please contact Barbara, they can be arranged

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Yuup extras

  • Take your blocks for home printing. Complimentary wine & nibbles available or hot drinks & biscuits

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The front deck art-making area is separate from the boat's living space and will be thoroughly sanitised
  • This is a private experience for two people - only yourselves and your host will be present
  • There is ventilation, hand gel, sanitising wipes available and space for safe social distancing.
  • Your host is triple vaccinated & can wear a mask when giving technical assistance but is happy to discuss any issues before so that guests feel safe and relaxed.

On the day

  • The workshop may be a little messy so please wear old clothes and/or an apron.

  • There is on-street parking available, pay & display car park 5 mins away or 2 mins away from a bus stop with regular buses to/from Bristol. The closest landmark is Hall & Wodehouse pub BS20 7FP.

*You need to make contact with your host before your session, so please message them beforehand to exchange numbers as they will let you in at the marina gate when you reach Hall & Woodhouse.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Bristol Art Workshops

Barbara is an artist and tutor that enjoys hosting hands-on, creative art workshops in Bristol and Portishead marina. In fact, she's been making art since she was a child and it's always been a huge part of her life. Barbara studied fine art and completed a masters in sculpture and has been exhibiting, creating projects and commissions ever since. She had a studio at Spike Island and then spent 10 years in Bangalore working in different parts of India, before returning to Bristol to live on a boat in Portishead. As well as being a part time tutor at Bristol School of Art and the Folk House, Barbara is now happy to be launching art workshops on her boat, exploring a range of creative making experiences.

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Your host

Barbara

Your host will be Barbara, an experienced artist and teacher. Barbara teaches at Bristol School of Art and the Folk House, and loves sharing art experiences which help people discover their creative side and have fun.

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What people are saying

A nice, creative experience with Barbara on her lovely boat. We had a great time :)

It seemed a little difficult to get a good result using the tools available on the fabric of a tote bag but we enjoyed the process none the less. You can take your lino with you though so we might use again to print on card which might be easier for beginners!

Helen Sipthorp, Apr 2022

Big thank you to the very lovely Barbara for inviting us onto our boat and guiding us to make such lovely tote bags. Very relaxing and had a lovely conversation while being creative.

Abbie Jessop, Nov 2021

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Upcoming dates

What people are saying

A nice, creative experience with Barbara on her lovely boat. We had a great time :)

It seemed a little difficult to get a good result using the tools available on the fabric of a tote bag but we enjoyed the process none the less. You can take your lino with you though so we might use again to print on card which might be easier for beginners!

Helen Sipthorp, Apr 2022

Big thank you to the very lovely Barbara for inviting us onto our boat and guiding us to make such lovely tote bags. Very relaxing and had a lovely conversation while being creative.

Abbie Jessop, Nov 2021
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Price
£98 / Ticket for 2
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.