Frequently asked questions

Does it matter if I can't draw and is the class suitable for complete beginners?


It is absolutely fine if you've never done any linocut or drawing before. The workshops start with the very basics and the whole process will be carefully explained. There will be lots of inspiration to help you decide what you would like to carve. You can go at your own pace.




Is there parking?


Yes. There is plenty of free parking




What do I need to bring?


You may wish to bring some images or a sketch as inspiration for your linocut, this will allow for more carving time! However there will be plenty of inspiration to help you decide. All equipment and materials are provided as well as aprons.




Do you offer gift vouchers?


If you are booking a workshop as a gift please add a note to the booking and an eGift Card will be sent to you by email. If you would like to book a gift voucher without a specific date in mind please visit the gift voucher page a unique code will be send with the voucher which can be used towards any future workshop.




What can I expect to produce in the time and what will I take home with me?


By the end of the workshop you will have produced a set of hand printed cards or printed fabric depending on which workshop you choose. You will also have your carved lino block to take home which can be used over and over again. You will gain the confidence and the skills to continue printmaking at home and you will also be given my linocut printmaking guide booklet to remind you of everything we covered and a list of the equipment and printmaking suppliers I use.




Is there a minimum age?


As we will be using sharp carving tools 16 is the minimum age




Where is the studio located?


The address is Chequers Cottage, Newington, Oxford OX10 7AW. The entrance on the A329 is slightly hidden by tall trees but there will always be some red balloons by the gate on the day of the workshop.




Refreshments


Tea, coffee and cake are complimentary and you are welcome to help yourself throughout the workshop. Unfortunately we cannot cater for individual dietary requirements and allergies. Please bring a packed lunch with you if the workshop covers the lunch period. There is a cooler where you can keep it.




Cancellation


Unfortunately we are unable to give a refund or exchange dates if a cancellation is made within 14 days of a workshop date.




Booking a private workshop


Private workshops can be arranged on a date that suits you. Please contact Claire to arrange a workshop date.