Lino and wine on a boat (Portishead marina)

Welcome aboard the Portishead art boat where you can have fun making hand-carved lino cut cards, postcards, prints or bookmarks to adorn your home, or share as unique gifts. The session is a short introductory taster session into how linocut art prints are made in this private experience for two people.

You'll be working on the covered front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’ in Portishead Marina. Your host, Barbara, an award winning artist and sculptor will have everything you need including inspiration, imagery, printing inks, soft cut lino blocks, art sponges and lino cutting tools. There are images of coastal birds to work from for a local seaside flavour if you feel inspired by your marina setting!

You’ll print onto high quality "Kent" printing paper or handmade recycled Indian "Khadi" paper & you can take the carved lino blocks home to continue your journey into the world of printmaking :)

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

Age restrictions: 16+

2 Adults Per Ticket (2 Adults For 1 Ticket) £100
Adult (Booking is for a group of 2.) £50

What people are saying

Elaine Mercer
Oct 2022

My friend and I had a thoroughly marvellous and rewarding experience today learning to lino cut a...

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Natalie Andrews
Sep 2022

Excellent host and teacher, unique location and all the expertise you could ask for when trying a...

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Lucy Congreve
Apr 2022

Booked for me and a friend to try some linoprinting and we had the best time :)
Barbara was a gr...

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lisa Gunton
Jan 2022

The lino print session with Barbar was fun and we produced lots of prints. It's nice to have an a...

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Complimentary wine & nibbles available or alternately hot drinks & biscuits.


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

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 and only yourselves and Barbara will be present
  • There is ventilation, hand gel, 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 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.

*Please make contact before the session to exchange numbers, Barbara 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.

You'll be hosted by


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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