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‘Making a mark’ – accessible art with Susan Milne

September 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - September 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am

cat print

‘Making a mark’ accessible art with Susan Milne

SUSAN MILNE is an artist with a successful studio practice near Hay- on- Wye in  Wales. Her work derives from the landscape. She works in her garden studio beside a mill stream and in her Shepherd’s Hut in the middle of the Black Mountains.

Susan Milne

She is an experienced art teacher and has worked in art and design education with adult, specialist education, secondary, and tertiary education. Since retiring as senior lecturer from the University of Greenwich she has developed a programme of art workshops for people with mental and physical disabilities.

Her lottery funded Printmaking Workshops have been running in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire since 2014 and have proved to be very successful in helping  people living with problems associated with memory and dementia.

CREATE, learn a NEW SKILL, and re-energise the mind. Susan and her assistant will be running 3 printmaking workshops especially designed for people living with dementia and memory difficulties, and their carers.

These practical workshops will run in three hour sessions over three days in our on site studio building, and will include introductions to printmaking, looking at the work of different artists and practical, creative time, making prints using a printing press.

Different simple printmaking techniques will be explored and adapted to suit the needs of individual guests.

The sessions allow time for socialising and meeting new people over a cup of coffee!

As this will be a small group (no more than 9 people total) it will enable all participants, the carers and the cared for, time to develop printmaking at their own pace.

cat print    duck print

above : Lino-cut prints made by students on the Re-Energising the Mind printmaking workshops, run by Susan, at the Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Herefordshire, in 2014

Further details;

Group size of up to three people staying in one ‘Tiny Home’ (NB full access statements will be supplied for each accommodation before confirmation of a booking is required)

Monday 11th – Friday 15th September (4 night stay)

Workshops will be held on 12th, 13th & 14th 10am – 1pm

There will be plenty of free time to explore the Isle of Wight and information on accessible places to visit will be provided.

PRICING : 2 people sharing £435 per person / 3 people sharing £365 per person

What is included;

  • 4 nights accommodation with all linen, towels etc supplied (there are up to four separate beds in each Tiny Home)
  • Welcome packs (tea, coffee, milk, homemade cakes and simple breakfast supplies)
  • 3 printmaking workshop sessions for all guests, inclusive of all materials and refreshments

Any questions or to make an expression of interest to book this course please email

There is no obligation to confirm a booking at this stage – the opportunity to do so will be offered once the development of Tiny Homes Holidays is complete.


September 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
September 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am


Tiny Homes Holidays
Hillis Gate Road
Newport, Isle ofWight PO30 5UB United Kingdom
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