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Printing & Papercraft

Make fabulous original artworks for your home!

Try your hand at printmaking or drop the kids off at one of our Art Clubs during the holidays.

Find more activities for children and the family on our Kids & Family Page here

Kate's Art Club for Kids
*School Holiday Sessions*

If your little ones enjoy painting, experimenting with craft materials and generally getting creative, these sessions will be right up their street!

Each day, Kate will lead a four-hour workshop for children age 7 - 12 years. Kate from Little Leaf Press is an artist and experienced teacher who loves sharing her passion and skills with others. These sessions provide each child with the confidence to have a go and also the opportunity to take an activity in their own creative direction.Kate will offer a range of activities, with a different focus each day:

May half term

 Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May

9:30am-13:30pm

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Botanical Printing

Come and make beautiful botanical prints in this simple and playful workshop.

Printmaker Steph Renshaw will show you how to capture the beautiful forms and intricate details of leaves and flowers by printing directly from the plants themselves.

We'll be using a mini printing press to pick up an amazing amount of detail.

No drawing skills or previous print experience is necessary, Steph will guide you through the process step by step. 

By the end of the workshop you'll have produced your own collection of gorgeous prints to take home. £35.

Sunday 30th June

1:30pm-4pm

Gelliplate Printing

Gelliplate printing is a vibrant, effective - and quick- printing technique. Want to have a go at making printed artwork but not sure where to begin? This fun and simple printing approach is a great place to start!

Gelliplate printing is a type of mono printing, where you use gelatin-like plates and colourful inks to create beautiful designs.

You will roll the ink out onto the plate, before placing stencils or objects over it and then printing onto a surface. It's fun, soothing and makes totally unique artwork. Just watch and see what you create! From £50-£75.

Friday 26th July

Friday 6th December

4pm-6pm - adult & child

7pm-9pm - adult & child/adult tickets

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Linoprinting

In this workshop, you will learn the delightful art of lino printing under the expert guidance of talented artist and tutor, Kate. You'll have the opportunity to create your own stunning printwork using top-quality resources and materials. No prior experience is needed, making it perfect for a fun and creative experience with your child (over 12), a unique evening with a special person, or simply a relaxing time for yourself to explore the world of printmaking.

Friday 13th September

4:15-6:15pm 

7:30-9:30pm

Adult & child and adult only tickets available

£50-£75

Family Printmaking
Print a tote or pencil case

Looking for a fun crafting activity to do with the family? This relief printing workshop is a wonderful way of spending quality crafting time with your loved ones to create a truly unique pencil case or bag!

In this workshop, you will be learning how to master relief printing. Your host Kate is an expert printmaker with years under her belt. Under her wing, you will be cutting and printing your own designs in no time. Leave with a printed tote bag or pencil case that you can show off! £60.

Friday 4th October

4pm-6pm

Adult & child (6yrs+)

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Explore Etching

Come along to a relaxed workshop at Creative Space where you can master some new skills. Learn how create artwork using a method called drypoint etching and get to grips with a traditional printing press.

In drypoint etching, a design is drawn or scratched on a plate with a sharp needle-like instrument, inked up by hand and then run through a printing press- making each print truly one-of-a-kind. £50

Friday 4th October 

7pm-9pm

THE COURSES BELOW ARE ALSO TYPICAL OF WHAT WE DO. NEW DATES COMING SOON!
Drypoint/Tetrapak Printing

Come along to a relaxed workshop where you can master some new skills. Learn how to print using a method called drypoint and get to grips with a printing press in this experience. Beginners - it's a great workshop to introduce you to the world of drypoint! Intermediates- come along to try adding a collage layer, called chine colle, to the printing process & of course return to use the printing press for more of your own creations! £50

More dates soon!

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Blossoms and Blooms Print

Join me Liz for a tranquil and rejuvenating 'Slow Sunday' workshop, where you'll immerse yourself in the art of low-tech printmaking techniques to craft your own stunning spring floral print and/or greeting cards. Take a peaceful pause and indulge in a couple of unhurried hours, allowing yourself the pleasure of a slower pace amidst the beauty of spring blossoms.

With gentle guidance, you'll learn the art of using printmaking inks, rollers, and colour mixing techniques to bring the essence of spring florals to life on paper. This workshop is designed to be an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all skill levels, from beginners seeking a new hobby to seasoned artists keen on exploring fresh techniques. £40

New dates coming soon!

Make your own Bristol Balloon Print
With Slow Sunday

You'll not only learn the techniques to make the artwork but will leave the session with your very own A3 print. 

The workshops are also designed to offer a slice of time away from your busy and hectic schedules to spend a couple of hours at a slower pace. This adult only workshop (16 yrs+) will guide you through cutting paper stencils and using printmaking inks and rollers to create a beautiful piece of artwork. 

Suitable for all levels of experience, from total beginner to experienced artist looking to explore new techniques.

All materials are provided. £35 for the adult class, Liz also runs a Family session some Sundays and during School Holidays. £40 for adult & child.

New dates coming soon!

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Play with Printmaking
6 weeks or single sessions

Keen to spend some time each week being creative within a small friendly group? Come along to these relaxed weekly printmaking Wednesday morning sessions!
Here you can quickly pick up the basics of a selection of absorbing printmaking techniques in just a couple of weeks, then experiment with a range of tools, materials and colours to create different effects. £25 per session or £120 for the full course of 6.

More dates coming soon


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