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A day of drawing with line and wire in Derbyshire

Duration: One day (10am-4pm)

Price: £65

Run by: Liz Wellby
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The Slipper Studio

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About the Course

“I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing”, Van Gogh.

If you agree with Van Gogh and are an experienced artist or count yourself as an absolute beginner, it’s worthwhile practice to spend time exploring your drawing skills.

Join Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio in a relaxed and supportive environment, for a day of drawing. The venue is beautifully presented, with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views down into the village. The village of Carsington lies on the edge of the Peak District.

Starting with the principle that everyone can draw, you will focus on learning to look, plan your ideas and create a series of drawings. Working on different types of paper and using a range of materials, you will draw natural forms with a particular focus on their linear and pattern qualities. There will also be the opportunity to develop ‘drawings’ using fine flexible wire.

This creative workshop is suitable for folks who count themselves as a beginner or those who haven’t drawn for a while and may feel the need to brush up on the basics.

About the tutor
Liz Wellby is a versatile and experienced artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire, where for over 25 years she has lived and worked. Liz now lives and works in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, kept company by her husband and a kitten called Bert.

It maybe possible to arrange this workshop on different dates, should you wish to book 3 or more places for friends and family.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 5 and costs £65; all materials and equipment will be provided, with refreshments being served throughout the day - just bring your lunch.

Slippers are optional.

Please use the contact form if you have any further questions or wish to book a place.

Want to review this course?

A lovely day in beautiful surroundings.

I was able to reconnect with my creative side in a relaxed and supportive environment and use techniques that I would not otherwise have tried. Back home, I'm particularly enjoying playing around with watercolour pencils following on from the day. Thank you.

- - #22682

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your feedback.

Really pleased you enjoyed your time at The Slipper Studio and felt supported during your day.

Good to hear that you are continuing creating and exploring.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Great chance to re-engage with some basic drawing techniques, then progress through the day adding lovely new methods and styles, which I’m looking forward to using.

Loved the wire fish making, although it’s trickier than it looks!

Thanks Liz for encouraging and supporting, and all in the relaxing surroundings of the gorgeous Slipper Studio.

- - #22660

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for making time to review your day.

You produced some lovely work and hope you have found somewhere to display your wire fish.

Lovely to work with you again.
Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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