My workshops and courses are held in The Old Pottery, a converted barn with high ceilings, white walls and natural light and spot lights. It is one of several studios at Bull Mill Arts Wiltshire, a collection of artists’ workspaces and houses established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate. The old mill house is on the banks of the river Wylye surrounded by water meadows and ancient woodland. It is a secluded and peaceful setting easily accessible from the local market town of Warminster in Wiltshire.
Using simple techniques for striking results, these workshops give you all the skills you need for tabletop linocut printmaking. Step by step through the creative printing process, from composing your design to cutting and printing your block, using reduction, multi block or masking techniques for multicoloured or monochrome prints.
Plenty of reference material is provided to use for inspiration or as templates; of course you may also bring your own preparatory work. Whether you are making a limited edition print series, designing your own card or experimenting with repeat pattern work, this workshop is perfect for complete beginners as well as experienced artists.
Sometimes people ask 'if I've attended your printmaking workshop before, can I come again?' -
Yes, of course! People return to the workshop over and over again. Many use the workshop as an opportunity to develop their ideas further or to practice a new technique (e.g multi block, chine colle etc.) Many book both workshops (Saturday and Sunday) in order to complete more complex printing projects (e.g. reduction method). And some return just for the joy of spending a whole day entirely devoted to creative printmaking.
WAX SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
The Human Figure: anatomy for artists
Spring 2024: date to be confirmed
£150: 2-day workshop, 10am-4pm daily at Bull Mill Arts
with Olivia Clifton-Bligh
Numbers are limited to 8 people
All sculpture tools and materials are provided.
These workshops are designed to be accessible for beginners, and also contain valuable information for experienced practicing artists. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of the human figure. Workshops can be attended as a one-off or they can be attended as an ongoing course and cumulative study of the human form.
In this June workshop we will be working with a female life model and an osteopath to understand the structure of the torso, ribcage and shoulder blades and how to incorporate this knowledge into your finished wax sculpture of a full figure or a torso.
Mould Making for Sculptors
4-day workshop, 10am - 4pm daily at Bull Mill Arts
Autumn 2023 Dates TBC
This is a comprehensive and intensive 4-day course, packed with valuable information for all artists.
Bring your own sculpture (made in any material e.g. clay, wax, paper mâché) or an object with a maximum dimension of about 30cm (larger objects may be possible - but may have a larger materials fee - contact Olivia for details).
Receive full technical instruction and supervision by an expert foundry man to create a re-usable mould (suitable for casting into e.g. plaster, wax, cement, resin) and a wax copy ready for lost wax bronze casting.