Make a tote on a boat

What you'll do

Make your own linocut, hand-printed cotton tote bag on the front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’. As far as locations go, it doesn’t get much better than this! This is a tote-making workshop unlike any other.

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 and hand printing your own design. Barbara will have everything you need including imagery, stencils, hand-carved stamps, 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 with water-based inks, before immortalising your images onto eco-friendly shoppers.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, get the inspiration flowing and discover your creative side. (Cosy blankets are available when the weathers cooler.) Before you know it, you’ll be leaving with a customised eco-friendly 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

Make your own linocut, hand-printed cotton tote bag on the front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’. As far as locations go, it doesn’t get much better than this! This is a tote-making workshop unlike any other.

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 and hand printing your own design. Barbara will have everything you need including imagery, stencils, hand-carved stamps, 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 with water-based inks, before immortalising your images onto eco-friendly shoppers.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, get the inspiration flowing and discover your creative side. (Cosy blankets are available when the weathers cooler.) Before you know it, you’ll be leaving with a customised eco-friendly 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

  • You'll have the option of taking your blocks for home printing. Coffee & tea are available.

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 double 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

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.

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.

How to get there

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Price
£98 / Ticket for 2
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.