Print your own Christmas art cards

COVID-19 update
Book or gift now, enjoy later!

We’re sorry, this experience is not able to go ahead right now. 

Due to the current Covid restrictions, this experience is unable to take place during December 2020.

Every booking - regardless of when this takes place, will play a part in helping our local businesses to survive this challenging time and help them bounce back when we are able to visit them in person again. 

Book something to look forward to or gift to someone special for when lockdown is over, or to celebrate a brand new year! 

Price
£98 / 2 people
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
12+
Child prices also available

What you'll do

Make your own lino cut, hand-printed Christmas cards to share as unique gifts for friends and family on the cosy, heated front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’ in Portishead Marina. Here’s a chance to get a glimpse into how linocut art prints are made, by designing and printing aselection of cards to take home, in this private experience for two people.

Your host will be Barbara, an award winning local artist and sculptor based in Portishead. Barbara will have everything you need including inspiration, imagery, stencils, hand-carved stamps, printing inks, soft cut lino blocks and tools. On the day she’ll show you how to create your own designs as you discover the process of lino printing with a festive twist. You’ll be printing with a range of colours in water based inks onto high quality printing paper, and with a choice of festive glitter to add if the mood takes!

Enjoy a mulled wine to get into the festive spirit as you discover your creative side and print your own handmade gifts.

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates for this experience.

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.

Yuup extras

  • As an extra you'll have the option of taking away your lino blocks to do more printing at home.

Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The front deck art-making area is separate from living space and will be thoroughly sanitised
  • This is a private experience for two people and only yourselves and Barbara will be present
  • There is ventilation, hand gel and sanitising wipes available and space for safe social distancing
  • Barbara can wear a mask at all times or just when giving technical assistance and is happy to discuss this before you start the experience so that guests feel safe and relaxed

On the day

  • Your experience will be held on the heated and covered deck of a boat Portishead Quays Marina, where you’ll find on street parking
  • Barbara will meet you at the marina gate when you arrive
  • Bring an apron if you can or wear old clothes you don’t mind getting printing ink on
  • You’ll also have the choice of making postcards or bookmarks if you’d prefer

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

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Bristol Art Workshops.

Upcoming dates

There are no upcoming dates for this experience.

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later when new dates are released.

Price
£98 / 2 people
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
12+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.