Printmaking - Avon Mill


An open-air printmaking experience in the tranquil grounds of Avon Mill. This mobile printmaking experience is suitable for all ages, beginners and specialists alike. Pay as you go or stay for the day!


You choose

Experiment with printmaking processes, such as drypoint engraving, etching, woodblock & mono-printing...


Half Hour - Full Day Workshops

These workshops are full of fun! Some folk have been returning each summer for over 25 years. There's always so much more to explore.


Get Creative At Avon Mill

Oliver West has been offering Plein Air Printmaking workshops since 1995 in various locations across the UK and now at Avon Mill!

Enjoy your Creativity outdoors


With the use of the mobile workshop facilities, we will be working directly in the grounds of Avon Mill, preparing, making and proofing images without leaving your chosen location. Tuition is made available on an individual basis to further encourage your preferred approach.

The beauty of this experience allows everyone to work at their own pace and experience. It doesn't matter if you've not really done anything arty before; print is such a great process to start getting creative with.

Taster mono-printing sessions take as little as 30 minutes to make your own print, So you can even quickly pop by if you are on the fly!

For those with more time, return home with the experience of different printmaking processes, multiple proofs showing the process, a final finished proof and sometimes a part edition ready for sale in their next show.Get in touch to find out when the next workshop will be, or feel free to suggest dates, and Oliver will try to accommodate you if he can!

Dates, Fees & materials


Make a pay-as-you-go taster print for £10 eachOr: book on to a 2 hour workshop for £45 per person ( inc all materials )Or: make a day of it !
£80 per person. (11am ~4pm Materials for full day workshops are charged on an individual basis. Average costs £ 3 - £12

No previous experience necessary to make your own artist quality limited edition prints.

The following dates are available to book!
2nd August.
16th August
20th August
22nd August
3rd September
7th September
Oliver may be available on other days, so feel free to suggest alternative dates and preferred timings when you get in touch.

To Book & for more information please contact
[email protected] or call +44 (0)7773521820 or use the form below.

Location Location Location!


When based at Avon Mill, we are spoilt for choice for inspiration. Right by the riverside or in the garden center itself, you get to choose whether to capture light on moving water under the bridge or a close-up of a flowering plant!

Not forgetting the ambiance of the cafe and shops, to make for a comfortable experience whatever the weather!