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 Autumn

We now have all the Autumn dates for Black Pig, right up to the Christmas break. For a long while we've been trying to establish a routine for Wood Engraving and Linocut, for Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively and it looks as if that pattern is now established. So, both courses will run the entire length of term-time. PLUS, due to popular demand we are running all-day linocut courses one Saturday of every month.



At last! A regular Thursday slot for lino cut. Suitable for all levels of ability, you will be tutored in how to prepare lino, transfer designs, design development, cutting lino and printing. 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: September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st. 1-3pm £250 for the entire course or £20 per session. Tutor Chris Pig

Saturday Courses

September 9th, October 7th, November 11th and December 9th, from 10-4 £55. These courses are proving popular and numbers are limited, you are advised to book early.




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:19th, 26th September, 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 31st of October7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of November.

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 5th and 12th of September and the 5th, 12th 19th and 26th of December, £20 per session. Tutor Chris Pig