Saturday 3 December | 10am – 3pm
£100 per person
Learn how to create, carve and print a linocut block inspired by Chatsworth’s Nordic Christmas. In this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to print wrapping paper, Christmas cards and gift tags with your own beautiful Nordic-inspired design.
This introductory workshop explores one of the many techniques of printmaking. Linocut is a relief printing technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used as the relief surface. The design is then cut into the linoleum surface with a selection of specialist tools, and printed using a selection of prepared printing ink.
You will be shown how to produce a lino print and then invited to experiment with this printmaking process. You will be given the opportunity to overlay and combine colours and prepare surfaces on which to print.
At the end of the session, you'll have a series of paper based prints in your own design and a lino block you can take away with you to continue print making at home.
The workshop price includes all materials, entrance to the garden on the day, a picnic lunch from the estate farm shop and tea and coffee.
No previous experience of printmaking is required. Please be aware that this workshop is intended for adults only (18+).
The workshop takes place in The Old Potting Shed, which is accessible from the garden.
More festive fun
Christmas in the house and garden
5 November - 8 January
Explore Chatsworth House dressed for a nordic Christmas and enjoy an illuminated light trail in the garden.
Christmas light trail in the garden
5 November - 8 January
Wrap up warm, grab a hot chocolate and embark on an exciting passage of discovery through the garden where, this year, our Nordic-inspired illuminations await.
Fireside fairy tales - autism friendly event
Wednesday 30 November
Gather around the campfire for festive fairy tales, warming hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows. These autism friendly sessions feature shorter stories in a relaxed environment.
Sow your own Christmas tree
28 November - 9 December (Monday to Friday only)
Visit our potting up station at the estate farm shop where children can have a go at making newspaper pots and planting festive seeds - free activity.
Garden and gourmet evening
Friday 2 December
Explore the Christmas garden light trail before enjoying a delicious three-course meal in our Cavendish Restaurant.
10 & 17 December
Celebrate Christmas in style with our magical winter ball that includes a tour of the north wing of the house, a four-course dinner and live music.
Make a stay of it
After an exciting day exploring Christmas in the house and garden, there’s nowhere better to be than at our hotel or inns. Curl up with a book and a locally-sourced gin by the inglenook fireplace, snuggle into a four-poster bed or sample Head Chef Adam’s 3 AA Rosette dining… the choice is yours.
View our Chatsworth at Christmas package.