Paper cutting is the craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft. Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will be provided to fire your imagination. Get to grips with decorative lettering and learn to design specifically for paper cutting. Christine will teach you how to wield a scalpel safely, accurately and creatively. Perfect as personalised gifts, greetings cards and framed artworks, you will produce several pieces to take home. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Christine Green Christine is an inspiring tutor with a wealth of teaching and design experience. Her creative profile includes 12 years as a graphic designer at the BBC, Head of Film & Animation at Kingston University and author of ‘Contemporary Needlepoint.’ She has won a clutch of international awards and been nominated for a BAFTA. Her textiles have been shown at London’s Contemporary Textiles Gallery and her graphic work published in various journals and books. She is passionate about design and craft in all its forms and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with others. Start: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am End: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people) Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
What's included in the price?
Fee includes professional tuition, lunch and refreshments - there will be an additional materials fee of approx £5 depending upon your chosen projects. The materials fee covers all the ingredients required for the workshop. Christine offers a tempting assortment of papers (layout, 80gms coloured and white, brown manilla, cartridge.) There is the option to purchase the components for a lampshade if you wish. Pencils, cutting mats, scalpels, spray mount etc. will be provided together with detailed resource sheets. A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon. Accommodation available at extra charge: 'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2
1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
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