We have been running linocut workshops twice a year in the gallery for five years now and they are very popular. We have often been asked if we do any other courses. Starting in 2018 we are introducing a Drawing Workshop along very similar lines to the current linocut courses.

We have all sorts of people coming on these courses – individuals who have always wanted to have a go; two or more friends who fancy doing something different – whatever your reason you are very welcome. Classes are small in size. For printmaking we are limited to 4 students. For drawing we can take 5. It just means that you get a lot of support and can hopefully make the most of your time. For all of us these days, finding time is the hardest bit and you certainly don’t want to waste any of it.

On the two-day print workshop which is aimed at those who are more confident printmakers, it gets very colourful! You will be shown how to use colour effectively and how to ensure accurate registration for the block. You will learn how to produce subtle shades and tones when using colour. Whichever printmaking course you choose your finished image will need to be produced on a small surface area as Linda travels with a table-top book press for the courses but when you are not used to doing this all by hand, believe me you will be grateful you are not being asked to do something larger scale.

On the two-day drawing workshop you will spend day one learning how to draw, to understand perspective and keep a sketchbook diary. The second day you will taking your newly acquired skills outside and incorporating colour into your work.

The printmaking course runs from 10am until 5pm each day though you are welcome to arrive after 9.30am for coffee and to meet others. It would be sensible to bring an apron or similar so you don’t ruin your clothes along with indoor shoes. Please also bring your outline drawing for your design or several if you can’t quite decide. These should be no larger than A5. Linda will help you choose but simple is best to start with. If you are only doing the one-day course it is essential you bring a drawing or you will find yourself running out of time if you have to create a design from scratch.

The drawing course runs from 10am until 4pm each day and again, you are welcome from 9.30am for coffee. Included in the price are all sorts of materials, though if you have a favourite pen or pencil please do bring them with you. Each participant will also receive a copy of Keeping a Sketchbook Diary by Claudia Myatt so you can hopefully put into practice what you have learnt when you go home.

Morning coffee, afternoon tea and a freshly cooked two-course lunch are included in the price so do remember to advise any dietary requirements.


Saturday March 9th – Four places
Sunday March 10th – Three places
Saturday March 16th – Three places
Sunday March 17th – Three places

A one-day linocut workshop costs £115.00 and the two-day course for those with experience of linocuts is £220.00. If the weekend courses are full we will offer the Wednesday between i.e. Wednesday 13th March.


Saturday 2nd November – Four places
Sunday 3rd November – Four places
Saturday 16th November – Three places
Sunday 17th November – Three places

Again, if the weekend courses are full we will run a workshop on Wednesday 13th November.


We had an amazing day’s drawing course with Claudia on 13th October – fantastic weather too so people could go out and draw in the garden! We will be running the Drawing for the Terrified course again in Spring 2019 and possibly a day doing Drawing for Watercolour. If you want to be on the list to hear first, please contact me and I’ll make sure to include you.

A one-day drawing course costs £95.00 and the two-day course is £180.00

Fees for the courses are payable in full at the time of booking and can only be refunded if there is someone else to take your place. To make an enquiry or book a place, please call us on 01787 279024 or send an email to We operate a waiting list system once the course date is full because things can and do happen in life and those who booked may not be able to attend.

Linda was born in 1963 and studied Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, graduating B A (Hons) in 1986. She wond the Sekalski Prize for Printmaking in 1985. She specialised in relief printmaking and continues to work primarily with lino printing and wood engraving. In 1990 she purchased and restored a Columbian press, which has pride of place in her bothy studio

For many years she worked as a commercial artist based in Edinburgh, and also lectured in art part time whilst exhibiting her prints nationally.Commissions include W B Yeats’ Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (for The Folio Society 2007) and Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of The Lake (for The Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2010).

Now based in Highland Perthshire, her work remains infused with the outdoor world and inspiration is never very far from her back door. A recent series of prints features birds in flight, experimenting with repeat elements through collage and cut-out techniques. To learn more about Linda visit her website – Linda Farquharson.

Claudia has been teaching art to adults for over 30 years, through Adult Education courses, workshops and demonstrations to Art Clubs and U3A groups, as well as private tuition in small groups. Her lively teaching style and contagious enthusiasm ensure that her classes are always full. She is also a well known marine illustrator, contributing regularly to yachting magazines and nautical publishers. An experienced sailor, she has written and illustrated seven children’s books for RYA Publications on subjects ranging from dinghy sailing to marine conservation.

She paints with traditional watercolour and line drawing methods, and when teaching covers a wide variety of subjects including basic drawing techniques, how to use watercolours, composition, and keeping a sketchbook diary, helping students to find their own styles and inspirations:

‘I believe that everyone has the ability to draw and paint, given enough practical tips and encouragement – it’s not just for those with ‘talent’. Sketching your world is not just enjoyable but very, very good for you, as it makes you look at and appreciate everything afresh’.

Her studio is a converted cowshed in Suffolk and she lives on board a century old tug boat on the River Deben. To escape the worst of the winter weather she runs away to sea as art tutor on cruise ships.