workshops

Workshops

These fun, friendly days printing always prove to be very popular. They run from 10:00am to 4:00pm at £60 per person including all materials here in my orangery overlooking the fields in Hilton, Cambridgeshire.

I run Linocut, Monoprint and Drypoint workshops that cater for all abilities. See the testimonials below to see how much my students enjoy them!

New workshop dates for 2018 just announced:
  • Sat 24th Feb 2018 – Linocut – learn to cut expressively creating characterful prints. Experiment with colour blends, masks, coloured papers, and textured materials to vary your prints.
  • Sat 24th March 2018– Linocut with Chine Colle – add colour using chine colle (coloured tissues and papers) behind some or all of your design creating unique prints.
  • Sat 28th April 2018 – Reduction Linocut – a faster paced course where you make multi-layered prints using one block by cutting away progressively more after each printing.
If you would like a place on any of my workshops please contact me so I can put your name on the list. If you or your group would like day or half day workshops mid week please contact me to discuss your requirements. The workshops make a lovely birthday gift. Contact me to arrange your special day.
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Student Testimonials


“Excellent - great fun, relaxed and brilliant at explaining everything.”
Fiona T - November 2017
“Thank you Nina. Feeling more confident about printing at home now.”
Annabel S - November 2017 
“Excellent. Very friendly, encouraging and knowledgeable”
Rachel W - November 2017 

“Everything good and laid out ready to go. Tuition was excellent! I've done some courses before, Nina is far and away the best tutor.”
Annette F - October 2017
“Excellent. Gifted teacher and artist. I loved the explanations about blended colours to describe curves and shadows.”
Claire T - October 2017 
“Perfect, relaxed and friendly.”
Bella T - October 2017 

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the lino cutting day last Saturday. It was a great and very enjoyable day from which I learnt a lot; from cutting skills to inking techniques and colour play pre printing! Your enthusiasm, encouragement and love of relief print is infectious. Not to mention your beautiful creations (I have art envy!!). I very much enjoyed watching and listening to the group, seeing their cutting work evolve and then displayed in print for me was so exciting!.”
Lesley G - May 2017
“Excellent choice of materials. Nina is thoughtful, supportive and really knows her stuff. I was able to complete work to a high standard, really boosting my confidence. Real value for money – what else would deliver so much fun for £10 an hour?.”
Bridget O - April 2017 
“Everything very organised and clearly explained. Step-by-step guide to working, lots of advice, tips and encouragement and a great range of info covering all you might need.”
Hannah G- April 2017 

“I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day at the workshop with Nina learning lino printing ... you have a lovely teaching manner that encompasses all abilities and is packed full of lots of useful information, in such a friendly way ... I would absolutely recommend your workshop to anyone.”
Bella T - Jan 2017
“I had a really good time at the workshop. I really enjoyed getting back into something creative and it’s definitely sparked my interest in printmaking again. Thank you so much, you run a really good class, very informative and definitely value for money.”
Amelia L - Feb 2017 
“Nina explained everything very clearly and gave assistance when needed. She was patient and helpful. The course covered all the information required, including cutting techniques, registration, planning for each block etc. The course was excellent and I cannot think of any way it can be improved. It was excellent value too!.”
Amanda T - November 2016

"I didn’t expect to be able to try out such a variety and different qualities of material all in one day, this was especially helpful and appreciated. Having such a small group, I felt as though I was getting individual attention. It was always clear, understandable, helpful and fun, couldn’t have been better. Thank you Nina for a truly wonderful day. I can’t wait to try more along with other aspects of printmaking, I think I’m hooked!"
Stephie B - November 2016
“Excellent. Clear, thorough and hands-on”
L Philpott - May 2016
"Brilliant Linocut and Chine Cole course. Very friendly and encouraging."
May 2016

"Nina has endless patience. Considering I have never done it before I am very pleased with the results!"
G Derbyshire - April 2016
"Very comprehensive jigsaw linocut course. Lots of practical help. Really enjoyed it and achievable in the day."
April 2016 
"Fab workshop - enjoyed the informal atmosphere."
S Williamson - October 2014

“Includes lots of one-to-one help and advice.”
April 2016
“Clear instruction, plenty of individual attention, a pack to take away and lots of encouragement.”
January 2016 
"Nina was helpful, supportive and a fund of brilliant ideas. There was a marvellous array of resources and plenty for everyone to try. Real value-for-money."
Jennie F - November 2015 

"Very patient and encouraging, very professional – right number of students and very good with resources and inspiration."
Diane W - November 2015
"‘Excellent. Really enjoyable from beginning to end."
Linda H - November 2015
"'All materials and equipment provided - brilliant. Masses of support and encouragement - excellent. Very warm and friendly environment. Thank you Nina for such a marvellous day."
Jennie F - September 2015 

"'Excellent quality and outstanding tuition. Nina was friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, flexible and attentive. I was very proud to come home with seven linocuts."
O Pinegar - September 2015
"Thank you so much for such a great day in delightful company. I feel really proud of what I achieved with your help. My son was very impressed. Looking forward to the November session."
J Foster - Sept 2015
"Thank you for such a lovely day - five star tuition. Louise and Jane were two delightful and interesting young women to share a workshop with. It was so nice that we all came away with such lovely prints. The most simple and best thing about the print workshops for me is that you come away with several works of art of which to be proud, and also which are good enough to make a gift."
D Watson - February 2015

"Nina is such a wonderful teacher and showed us we could all achieve more than we thought! Her passion is infectious. Amazing value for a full day."
J Neville - May 2015
"Excellent - enough to give me confidence to do it at home."

L Ellis - May 2015
"All good quality materials and plenty of choice. Ten out of ten for tuition. Workshop couldn't be improved, it was brill!"
January 2015

"I didn’t expect to be able to try out such a variety and different qualities of material all in one day, this was especially helpful and appreciated. Having such a small group, I felt as though I was getting individual attention. Tuition was always clear, understandable, helpful and fun, couldn’t have been better. I certainly didn’t expect to come away with so much information from just one day. I honestly don’t think the workshop could be improved, it exceeded my expectations. Most definitely value-for-money, I got what I paid for and lots more besides."
S Butler - September 2014
"Well explained and support where needed but much encouragement for flying solo. I loved the pack to take home so I have supporting info to do it alone."
L Millard - October 2014
"Five star tuition - clear and fun! Very enjoyable. Great small group so easy access to the press. Very good biscuits too! How could the workshop be improved? It can't!"
S Lindsay - October 2014

"Enjoyed the informal atmosphere."
S Williamson - October 2014
"Thanks for a great day. It was such a pleasure being in lovely surroundings pursuing a new interest. You were very encouraging and gave such practical help. After one day I feel able to 'dabble' at home. Marvellous!"
G Simmonds - October 2014
"It was an excellent workshop. Thank you."
J Elliot - October 2014

"Excellent value. Very generous with the materials. Gave lots of valuable insight into the best way to get the results you want in a very friendly relaxed manner. I can't think of any ways in which the workshop might be improved. It even suited those of us who had done it before and those who hadn't. I would definitely book again. In fact, I'd do it right now if you decide to offer a follow up session. Please send me details of your evening class too because you have really fired up my interest in Printmaking!"
J Brass - October 2014
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