Summer Printmaking at Clifton Suspension Bridge

Get creative in this unique printmaking workshop near the captivating Clifton Suspension Bridge! Immerse yourself in the bridge's beauty, the Gorge's geology, and the local flora and fauna, and create your own prints to take home after the workshop.

Led by talented printmaker and teacher Kate, the event will start with an informative talk on seasonal wildlife from a member of the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust. You will then take a scenic bridge walk, enjoying the incredible views and noticing the nature around you. This will fuel your inspiration before you get printing!

What to expect:

  • Demonstration and tuition on the printing process
  • Choose your own design, inspired by the Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge
  • All materials will be provided including a range of different ink colours
  • Refreshments are available at the on-site Learning Annexe café or you are welcome to bring your own

Whether you create a shared piece of artwork with family and friends, or create your own individual print, you will go home with a unique design inspired by the natural area surroundings of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Choose your printing technique:

Kate will be teaching different techniques depending on the date, so please choose your workshop accordingly

Drypoint Printing | July 8th, Oct 7th

If you enjoy drawing, then you will love the meditative process of drypoint printing; etching a design onto a Tetrapak printing plate before inking up and printing on a Gunning traditional print press.

Relief Printing | July 9th, Oct 8th

Perfect for families. This print method involves creating a printing plate design that has raised areas that will hold the ink. This can be made using foam board (for little fingers) or using lino printing plates and cutters if you're confident enough to use a sharp blade. You will then ink up your relief plate with a roller and print designs using a Woodzilla printing press.

Age restrictions: 6+

July 8th | Drypoint Printing (teen / adult) £60
July 9th | Relief Printing for 2 (adult & child / adult & adult) £70
Oct 7th | Drypoint Printing (teen / adult) £60
Oct 8th | Relief Printing for 2 (adult & child / adult & adult) £70

How to get there


  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

  • Please wear clothes suitable for a short walk across the bridge and for a creative/inky workshop!
  • There is a pay & display area within Clifton Village however parking is limited so please consider alternative transport. The number 8 bus route takes you from Temple Meads station close to the venue in approx 15 mins.
  • You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with you. There will be the opportunity to have a break and make/purchase a drink during the workshop.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 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 7 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.

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