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.
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.
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.
The cost of this Holiday/Course/Workshop is £85 per person per day or £55 for a half-day. (Minimum group size: 5 people ). Individual sessions can be booked at £30 per hour Feel free to suggest dates, and we will to accommodate you if we can! Contact Oliver.
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 workshop 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.
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!
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 Wi-fi 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.
Prices for accommodation vary depending on the size of the room you are booking and by the number of occupants. 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 a question or enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch by dropping Oliver an email.
Please download the Holiday Course booking form and return either by email or post with payment either by BACS or cheque. For BACS payments please contact Oliver for appropriate account details.
A number of one-off day bookings may well be possible. So please feel free to ask . If you are hoping to join us as a day visitor please also state whether you would like to take advantage of the lunch provision and if necessary stating any specific dietary requirements that you may have. Day visitor fees £85, Day visitor lunch and all day refreshments £9.50 . If you would like to book to join us for our evening meal, this can be easily accommodated, when booked in advance.
We always aim to encourage printmaking and creativity, so feel free to suggest dates that fit for you, and we will accommodate you if we can! Contact Oliver.
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.
I was really chuffed when Angela, one of our lovely guests, 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: