Black Pig Printmaking Courses in Frome

We have space for a maximum of nine people at any one time. Because the class sizes are small there is plenty of one-to-one tuition.

As well as regular classes we also offer refresher courses for teachers, art historians, curators and lecturers and one-to-one courses at £250 a day. These courses are planned according to the needs of the individual or group. For art historians we can not only show how various different prints are made, but we can actually make some of the materials as well. If you are interested in these classes contact Chris Pig at

Unless otherwise stated, all courses are at the Black Pig Printmaking Studio, 13 Long Ground Frome BA11 1PJ. Payment is either by cash or cheque; at the moment we are still a primitive organism, digital payment solutions will be on their way soon. You pay on the day your course starts. 

Courses for the New Year

We now have all the dates for the first two terms of 2018. Linocut on Thursdays has taken off, it's well attended and the work is great. At the moment we have three people doing suicide method linocuts.  PLUS, due to popular demand we are running all-day linocut courses one Saturday of every month.



 Suitable for all levels of ability, you will be tutored in how to prepare lino, transfer designs, design development, cutting lino and printing in black and white and colour. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Golsoncott Foundation, we have 26 brand new Pfeil gouges. This will make an enormous difference to teaching lino and to what students can achieve. This studio specialises in lino cut so it is laid out for professional production. Each student has plenty of one-to-one contact with the tutor so we can take their initial work in the direction the student wants to explore. 

The dates are: 11th,18th & 25th of January, 1st, 8th, & 22nd February, the 15th is half term, 1st, 8th, 15th, &22nd of March. Then after Easter 12th, 19th, 26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of May , 31st is half term, 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th of June & 5th, 12th & 19th of July 1-3pm £20 per session. Tutor Chris Pig

Saturday Courses

20th January, 10th of February, 17th of March, 14th of April, 12th of May, 9th of June and the 7th of July, from 10-4 £55. These courses are proving popular and numbers are limited, you are advised to book early. Due to too many last minute cancellations, we now have to have a £25 non-refundable deposit to reserve a place. We often produce a box set of prints made on the day, so everyone can take away an edition of the prints from the day as a memento.




A perennially popular course that started at the Cheese and Grain and continues at Black Pig. Suitable for all levels of ability from beginners to veterans. We begin with a boxwood block that is supplied for free and then branch out in every direction relevant to engraving.

There are short presentations on the history of engraving and contemporary practitioners.

Frome Community Education classes: 9th, 16th & 30th of January, 6th, 20th & 27th of February, half term is the 13th, & 6th, 13th & 20th of March.

Then after Easter 10th, 17th & 24th of April, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd of May, half term is the 29th. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th of June, 

Cost £100, Tutor Chris Pig With Frome community Education Classes you book through the Cheese and Grain, Tel:01373455420

Extra Classes

There are extra classes on 3rd, 10th & 17th of July, £20 per session. Tutor Chris Pig