Art on a Boat: Create a Tote Bag

Make your own tote and enjoy the sea air on a boat at Portishead Marina!

Bristol Art Workshops

Bristol Art Workshops

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2 hours 15 mins Class size 2     label £50

Looking for one of the more unusual art classes Bristol has to offer? Embrace your creative potential and learn to make your own linocut, hand-printed cotton tote bag on the front deck of a 1970s Caribbean cruiser in this unique craft class!

Guided by an award-winning artist and sculptor, Barbara, this beginner-friendly workshop will help you get hands-on with every stage of the linocut process as you sit back, relax and enjoy the gentle waves of the Portishead marina. Barbara will show you how to carve lino blocks and create test prints with water-based inks before immortalising your images onto stunning eco-friendly shoppers.

Your talented teacher will provide all of the imagery, hand-carved stamps, printing inks, soft cut lino blocks and cutting tools you need to design and hand print your dream tote ​— so all you have to bring is an open mind and an idea of what to create!

Whether you're a complete beginner or a more practised printer, this calming experience is sure to provide plenty of inspiration and leave you with a customised eco-friendly bag to take home.

Knowledge required
Beginner friendly
What you'll get
  • Everything you need to create a customised, eco-friendly tote bag.
  • Refreshments available.
What to bring
The workshop may be a little messy so please wear old clothes and/or an apron.

Bristol Art Workshops is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.


Newfoundland Way, Portishead, Bristol

Your teacher
Bristol Art Workshops
Bristol Art Workshops

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Bristol Art Workshops is run by talented artist and sculptor, Barbara. Barbara has a deep passion for her art and loves sharing her passion with others on her vintage Caribbean Cruiser. Art has always played a large role in Baraba's life and she has enjoyed experimenting and creating since she was a little girl.

Having studied fine art and completed a masters in sculpture, Barbara has gone on to exhibit her work and projects alongside creating commissions. Barbara has also spent 10 years in Bangalore and creating art in different parts of India, before returning to her home of Bristol, to live and create on a beautiful boat in Portishead.

As well as being a part-time tutor at the Folk House Barbara is now excited to offer her special art workshops which take place at her favourite spot, her boat. Bristol Art Workshops aim to offer a range of arty experiences as well as a peaceful place to relax, unwind and create!

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