Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, for a relaxing and creative day, creating tiny wire sculptures. Wild birds have such personalities and characteristics and are a lovely thing to capture using a combination of paper, metal and wire. The workshop is suitable for a range of abilities.
Liz will host the workshop at her home studio. The venue is beautifully presented, with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views down into the village.
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 lived and worked. Liz now lives in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, working from her studio, kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.
It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3* places for friends and family, the cost is £69 per person or for 2 people, £79 each.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3*, and costs £69. All materials and equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring your lunch and an apron.
You may wish to bring along 2 or 3 hard backed books or children’s annuals to upcycle. Slippers are optional.
Please use the 'Ask a question' button if you have any questions or wish to book a place.
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at a The Slipper Studio will be reduced from 5 to 3. A large workbench will be provided for each person, with individual materials and equipment. In line with government advice, a new cleaning regime is in place and you will need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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A thoroughly enjoyable day in a beautiful setting.
The session was well paced and allowed me to build up my skill level and confidence. I’m so pleased with the birds I produced and can’t wait to make more.
Thanks to Liz for your expertise, warmth and hospitality
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Joy,
Fantastic day with Liz doing the Tiny bird sculptures. We enjoyed every minute of our day in such a beautiful home and location.
Liz was a perfect host and tutor. She inspired us from the moment we arrived with her enthusiasm and knowledge.
We left with huge smiles on our faces and our tiny creations which I have proudly
put on display in my flat.
Thank you so much Liz for a wonderful day.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Jan,
Had a really enjoyable day with Liz
Got the bug now to make wire birds etc
Liz was very patient and most helpful
The work space was wonderful
Would thoroughly recommend
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for taking time to review your day and
Excellent facilities with a warm welcome. Well paced workshop with clear tuition and good resources. Really enjoyed the day and came away with some cute makes and ideas for more crafting. Looking forward to my next visit 😊
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for your positivity and really pleased you enjoyed your day.
Liz makes you feel really welcome and at home in her studio. She provides a personalised touch for those attending and presents her workshop in an easy to follow way. I have learnt so many things during the workshop, I can’t wait to try them out at home.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:So glad you have had an enjoyable and productive day.