Creative printmaking on a boat

Price
£98 / 2 Adults Per Ticket
Duration
2 hrs 15 mins
Age restrictions
18+

What you'll do

Make hand- carved lino cut, printed cards, postcards, prints or bookmarks to adorn your home or share as unique gifts. The session will be based on creative printmaking approaches; 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 (heated when chilly) front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’ in Portishead Marina. Your host, Barbara, an award winning local artist and sculptor based on Portishead marina, will have everything you need including inspiration, imagery, stencils, hand-carved stamps, 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 with your choice of a range of colours using water based inks, onto high quality Japanese printing paper & you can take the carved lino blocks home to continue your journey into the world of printmaking if you wish :)

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

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Make hand- carved lino cut, printed cards, postcards, prints or bookmarks to adorn your home or share as unique gifts. The session will be based on creative printmaking approaches; 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 (heated when chilly) front deck of a 1970s ‘Caribbean cruiser’ in Portishead Marina. Your host, Barbara, an award winning local artist and sculptor based on Portishead marina, will have everything you need including inspiration, imagery, stencils, hand-carved stamps, 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 with your choice of a range of colours using water based inks, onto high quality Japanese printing paper & you can take the carved lino blocks home to continue your journey into the world of printmaking if you wish :)

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

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Facilities

  • 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.

*We need to make contact before a session so please message me beforehand & we can exchange numbers. Thanks :)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 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 2 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.

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What people are saying

An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon with a lovely and patient host. Good alternative gift for my other half who particularly enjoyed it. And actually considering I thought I’d be rubbish you get an immediate output at the end of one session which feels rewarding. Def recommend

Guilliana Castle , May 2021

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What people are saying

An enjoyable way to spend an afternoon with a lovely and patient host. Good alternative gift for my other half who particularly enjoyed it. And actually considering I thought I’d be rubbish you get an immediate output at the end of one session which feels rewarding. Def recommend

Guilliana Castle , May 2021
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Price
£98 / 2 Adults Per Ticket
Duration
2 hrs 15 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.