Print + Play: Printmaking Workshop with Sophie Rae

Get your rollers at the ready - one impressive Bristol creative is about to show you the ins and outs of their unique low tech print process.

Sophie Rae is a Bristol mural artist and printmaker with a distinctively bold style. Her clients include Vanfolk, The NHS and Upfest - just to name a few!

Join Sophie in a two-hour evening workshop that's the perfect antidote to a long old day. Unwind with a playful and satisfying low-tech print process that gives quick but beautiful results. Sophie will show you the ropes!

In a friendly and supportive environment, you will learn printmaking tips and techniques, using small artist quality rollers with hand-cut paper stencils. From here you'll build up your print onto paper and card, using simple drawn shapes. Discover the magic of materials that can create fantastic textures and wonderful gradients when built up into layers. Play around with shapes and compositions, and learn a thing or two about creating balance. Sophie encourages you to experiment with this process, providing all the guidance and support you need along the way.

Within a couple of hours, you'll have:

  • Produced a number of A4 prints
  • Played around with mixing many different colours
  • Created your own stencils
  • Learnt tips about colour combinations and composition

No previous artistic experience is required, just an interest in learning a new craft. Here's some love from previous guests:

  • 'Lots of time to be creative, very encouraging atmosphere'
  • 'Stimulating, relaxing, fun'
  • 'Sophie was a really friendly teacher'
  • 'Lots of freedom, materials provided. Lovely colours'
  • 'Can get results right away'

Please note: a minimum of 4 bookings are required for this workshop to run. If this number isn't reached the host will be in touch to discuss re-scheduling.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £35

What people are saying

Gus Hoyt
Mar 2023

Really fun to try new artistic techniques and Sophie is a great teacher - giving us the space to ...

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J Galor
Jan 2023

Lovely calm creative evening in a cosy creative environment. Really enjoyed it.

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Nicole Strong
Oct 2022

I had a great time exploring stencil print with Sophie Rae

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Amy Neilson
Jun 2022

Lovely to learn a fab technique that requires so little specialist ‘kit’.

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Hand sanitiser provided upon entry
  • Each participant has their own set of materials/tools

On the day

  • All materials are included (professional rollers and printing ink, paper, card, craft knives, cutting mats, inspiration and examples etc.)
  • Aprons also included. Please wear clothes suitable for an art studio
  • Please bring along a bag and an old magazine or newspaper to carry wet work home in

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 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 14 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

Sophie Rae Print + Play Workshops

Sophie is a mural artist and printmaker. She's collaborated with Vanfolk and the NHS, created a stand-out Upfest mural, and worked on many other exciting projects all across the South of England.

Her relaxed printmaking experiences get people engaging with this fun creative process, no matter what their age or ability. From festivals to youth groups and schools, to care homes and supporting housing, Sophie has hosted workshops in a range of places. Her ultimate goal? To uplift others.

When she's not running workshops you can catch her transforming spaces into welcoming environments with her bold murals. Sophie's contemporary designs are a harmonious balance of botanical art and abstract motifs. Her style flows between painting walls and creating small one-off prints. Attend one of her workshops and discover the special process Sophie uses to achieve this and try it out yourself!

Sophie Rae

Sophie is a Bristol-based mural artist and printmaker. Find her bold botanical designs and abstract art brightening up the city. From community murals to cute cafes, trendy bars, retro diners and public gardens – this maker is certainly leaving her mark!

Sophie handcrafts each of her prints with love, without using a press. She celebrates the beauty of irregularities in printmaking. Sophie can't wait to share her unique printing technique with others and get them inspired to pick up a roller too.

Any questions?

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