Plein Air Printmaking – Penwith, West Cornwall

This Plein Air experience of mobile printmaking will take you out into the wilds of West Cornwall. This printmaking Cornwall experience is suitable for beginners and specialists alike. During this time you will get to see the true diversity of the West Cornwall landscape.Printmaking Cornwall

With the use of the mobile workshop facilities we will be working directly in the countryside preparing, making and proofing images without leaving the chosen location. Two printing presses will be available enabling you to
experiment with a number of Printmaking processes, such as engraving and drypoint, etching, woodblock and monoprinting techniques.Printmaking in Cornwall

Tuition is made available on an individual basis to further encourage your preferred approach. The beauty of this experience allows people to work at their own pace. Most people will return home with the experience of 3 different printmaking processes, multiple proofs showing the process, a final finished proof and sometimes a part edition ready for sale in their next show.Printmaking classes Cornwall

The cost of this Holiday/Course is £365.00 per person which normally run from Sunday to Thursday.

Taking the normal Plein Air Printmaking approach, we will be making final decisions on choice of location for the day making the most of prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions on either coast or inland. A suggested structure of the five days will be discussed on arrival allowing all participants to register their interest in their preferred locations.  

Oliver’s studio home provides lots of additional places to relax  in and places to print make. Using his studio facilities at your own pace, in the many individual locations around his home and gardens. In summer months we often eat out on the terrace or decking areas taking in the views across the bay.Printmaking workshop Cornwall

Download Holiday Course info here

There are a number of bookable rooms at Oliver’s base in Marazion, the beach is just minutes away. So remember to bring your swimming costume!   Cornwall printmaking workshop


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There are wonderful views out across Mounts Bay  to St Michael’s Mount and across to Mousehole beyond from Oliver’s home. The  garden  offers a number of areas to relax and enjoy at your own leisure .. a Wifi code can be obtained free of charge.  Outside the house there is plenty of parking. Across the road you can join the 400 + miles of Cornish coastal paths. Access to the beach is a few moments from the accommodation, so don’t forget to bring your swimming costume.

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Prices for accommodation vary depending on the size of the room you are booking and by the number of occupants. For prices per room please contact Oliver and to also check availability.  (If you have a partner who would like to stay  with us but won’t want to do the arty bit do let us know as this may well be possible depending on the availability of rooms)

If you have an question or enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch by dropping Oliver an email here –

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Booking Process

Please download the  Holiday Course booking form and return either by email or post with payments of £340 for the holiday course and any additional accommodation costs. You can pay either by BACS or by cheque. For BACS payments please contact Oliver for appropriate account details.

If you can’t join us for the whole holiday course, you can now pay an hourly rate of  £15 for each of the hours that you plan to be with us. Due to the process of printmaking you will need to book minimum blocks of 3 hours per visit.  To o ask more about this option please email . Lunches and all day refreshments @ £9.50 are payable directly to Maddie.  If you would like to book to join us for our evening meal, this can also be booked in advance.


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Materials will be available to purchase as used. The average daily cost for materials is around £12 per day. Please feel free to bring your own preferred arts materials as well as an A3 sketchpad and a range of pencils eg: H + B + 2B + 6B + EE pencils. However this is not an essential requirement. Please do not hesitate to contact Oliver for advice on materials.

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I was really chuffed when Angela, one of our lovely guests from 2013, wrote her own account of the Cornwall printmaking holiday on her blog. If you’d like to know what she thought, check it out here: