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Beginners paper cutting session at MAKE, Portsmouth in Hampshire


About the Course

If you fancy learning to paper cut why not come along to one of my paper cutting workshops at MAKE in Portsmouth. To see available spaces please click on 'View Course Organisers Website' to the right of this description. If you have a Craft Course Voucher please message me with the voucher code and date.

The session begins with an introduction to the mindful art of paper cutting as I teach you to paper cut the different techniques on a beginners sheet so that you feel comfortable with a scalpel.

My venue MAKE was nominated in the category of 'local food hero' in The Guardian Food Awards in 2019 , which is why after a break of tea and home made scones-with jam and cream-from the cafe, you will spend the rest of the session cutting a template of your choice, which I send to you to select upon email confirmation. You don't need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop, so you can just relax into learning a new craft.

All equipment and refreshments -tea/coffee/water and scones with jam and cream, are provided for the duration of the session so you don't need to bring anything but yourself - and a pair of glasses if you need them. Please note we will be following current safety advice for COVID-19, further details will be provided upon booking.

I am hopeful that this introduction will then give you the confidence to go home with the knowledge of the basic materials and to keep having a go, but to carry on the momentum you will also be granted access to the exclusive 'Beginners Papercutters' FB group which shares tips and inspiration from 200 + other people who have attended one of courses in Portsmouth, Godalming and Bath.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Workshop price includes tuition, equipment use, tea/coffee/water, scones with jam and cream and an invite to the exclusive facebook group to carry on the momentum, with the option to purchase the full kit after the session to take home with you to carry on.


Aimee Richards at Miss Bespoke Papercuts
1 Cornwall Rd
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Next available date

12th December 2020

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In-person course
- - #30953

I had a lovely afternoon with Aimee and the other ladies on the course with me. Aimee constantly makes sure everyone is comfortable and safe in their cutting. This was my first time paper cutting and I had no worries under Aimee’s tuition. There were many templates to work from. I would highly recommend to all and will definitely book again in the future.

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- - #30928

I had a lovely afternoon paper cutting. Aimee was very welcoming and Covid measures were met and I felt at ease. Aimee was excellent at explaining what to do and I left feeling confident to continue paper cutting. I loved my creation! Thank you x

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- - #28181

Loved this class. So relaxing and a real sense of achievement when i had finished. Aimee is so welcoming and brilliant at what she does! Didn’t want the class to finish! Thanks Aimee

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- - #24845

I really enjoyed the paper cutting workshop with Aimee last weekend. Fantastic venue and very sociable atmosphere. The giant scones went down pretty well too! So pleased I opted for the cutting pack as well, as I went away inspired, ready to do some more!

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- - #23005

I treated myself to this course for my birthday, and am so glad I did!
Aimee is an excellent teacher, explaining in detail how to get started and offering useful tips throughout the session.
She provided everything we needed, which I really appreciated as it meant I could carry on with my new hobby as soon as I got home.
Aimee skilfully involved each member of the class in conversation, making sure we all felt included. I felt I had been properly taught, inspired and equipped with everything necessary to begin my papercutting journey. Highly recommended!

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- - #20301

Very enjoyable afternoon papercutting. Everyone could go at their own pace, and it was a relaxed and engaging activity. Aimee's instructions were clear and it was a lovely setting for the class. Great cake and company. I would recommend this to beginners in papercutting.

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- - #18939

A fantastic afternoon learning a new craft. Tea and cake was provided and the workshop was relaxed and well organised. Aimee was so welcoming and friendly.

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- - #12133

Loved my afternoon of paper cutting with Aimee, I left confident in a new skill and have been busy making beautiful things for friends and family! And the great thing was that we left fully equipped and ready to cut to our hearts content. I would highly recommend this course (and teacher!)

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- - #11498

A fantastic introduction to the craft. Aimee shared so many skills and tricks of the trade. A really great teacher.

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- - #11366

I got a craft courses voucher for my birthday and this course caught my eye, I contacted Aimee and she replied straight away giving me all the details, I booked on with my voucher and went along- it was great. Aimee is a great teacher, so friendly and patient with everyone, I had a great afternoon and stopped on my way home for extra supplies of paper so I could carry on! I have since done her advanced class which is really great and I’m now addicted. Thoroughly recommend if you like crafting, cake and good company!

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- - #11364

I enlisted on this course spur of the moment,then told a friend who also came on course with what a lovely afternoon we had in the company of 4 others and of course the lovely Aimee ,tea cake and paper cutting never tried it befor but with expert tuition and lots of encouragement,I finished a lovely flamingo,and went home with another template to have a go at,if you haven't tried this befor I would highly recommend it,lots of fun and helpful advice 10 out of 10.😊

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- - #7172

Loved this course, Aimee was so lovely and friendly. Money well spent. Thank you Aimee

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- - #7155

The perfect course even if you have never been crafty before. . . I love the pack to take away as it gets you started with your new skill straight away, and the after course support via the Facebook group is great for inspiration. Thanks Amy

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- - #7152

I decided to attend this course after seeing the amazing results that one of my friends achieved in just one afternoon, and I am so happy that I did! I brought another friend along and we had a really lovely afternoon with Aimee, who is so talented, encouraging, relaxed and funny - you couldn't ask for a better teacher. The 3 hrs flew by, we had a lovely piece of cake mid-way and by the end we had mastered some basic skills and turned out a super paper cut to take home. The price also includes another template for you to work on at home plus the scalpel and cutting mat - really great value. I'd highly recommend this as a perfect way to start. :-)

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- - #7124

Couldn't have asked for more from this class! Aimee is a natural teacher and very welcoming, it felt more like we were meeting for a natter than a lesson - which took the nerves away and enabled us to learn more! The session should come with a warning however, there's a high chance you'll come away hooked to papercutting!

In-person course
- - #7122

I loved this course! Aimee is a wonderful teacher and the environment is cosy and inspiring. I can't believe how much I learnt in such a short a time.

In-person course
- - #7121

I was recommended this course by a friend who was aware I had a passion for crafts but had never done papercutting. I attended a beginner's workshop in June and haven't looked back. The sessions are great fun and a nice setting to learn in. Everything that is needed is provided and plenty of support and guidance is provided throughout. I have since attended two further workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Aimee is very friendly and makes the session fun as well as being there to provide assistance if needed. Would highly recommend.

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- - #7120

A great introduction to paper cutting. The course is in a lovely relaxed environment (Seeded shop) Aimee is very patient and kind with her tuition and I came away with a beautiful picture (her design but my cutting) which I'm very proud of and everyone admires.

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- - #7119

Fun, relaxed and supportive. I have a lovely afternoon and have been using my new skills ever since!

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- - #7118

I have found my new passion ❤❤❤
I treated myself to the beginners course, it was relaxed & I soon got chatting to the other ladies. Lots of laughs & fun had by all. Aimee was very patient & helpful & more than happy to share her knowledge.
Would highly recommend.

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- - #7117

Great course - Aimee is great fun and a really good teacher. 3 hours passes really quickly and I went on to do more paper cutting at home after the workshop. I enjoyed it so much that I did the advanced workshop before Christmas - also brilliant.

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- - #7116

A fabulous welcome and introduction by Aimee to papercutting - the session was well paced, informative and above all great fun!

I produced an amazing papercut that has received many comments and came away with another template and all the kit to keep on going.

In-person course
- - #7114

Brilliant course :) booked it as a birthday present and had and lovely time. Was a bit nervous as I and small the least creatine person ever but Amy puts you at ease and is super lovely :) if you're a bit interested go for it!

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- - #7113

I booked this course as a birthday present for my sister and we both really enjoyed it Aimee was lovely, welcoming and really helpful too I would definitely recommend

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- - #7112

Aimee is lovely and the workshop was fab. She was well informed and provided packs with clear instructions and everything you needed to take away and carry on papercutting at home. The designs were well drawn and and look lovely on the wall. I've just used my new found skills to make some Christmas gifts which were very well received and will definitely be making some more.

In-person course
- - #7111

Aimee provides an excellent introduction to paper cutting.

I went along with a friend and we were both instantly at ease and had a great time with the rest of the group.

Very relaxed environment and the coffee and cake help set the welcoming atmosphere!

Came away ready to continue with my 'take home' kit. Well worth it.

In-person course
- - #7110

This course is such good value for money, you get all the tools you need to carry on papercutting after the course and it's the most therapeutic 3 hours I've spent! Aimee is brilliant - she puts you at ease and is a great teacher :). Would recommend this to anyone!

In-person course
- - #7109

A fun, relaxed and friendly introduction to papercutting hosted by the amazing Aimee.

In-person course
- - #7108

Lovely and welcoming class, came away with the tools and skills to carry on at home.

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