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Experimental printmaking in Derbyshire inspired by mid century design

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

Taking our inspiration from a number of design sources, including mid-century design and the work of contemporary printmakers Jenni Douglas and Jane Ormes, we will explore pattern through mark making, drawing and collage, with a mixed media approach. Composition will be developed as we create our own printing blocks and stamps, before we refine our ideas and create a series of lino cuts.

This workshop will suit folks who are new to printmaking or those with some experience who wish to try something of a more experimental nature.

Liz Wellby will host this workshop at her home studio, The Slipper Studio. The venue is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views 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 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 is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates, should you wish to book 3 or more places for friends and family.

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

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What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10am-4pm, with places limited to 5. All materials and equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring along your lunch, an apron and an old magazine or newspaper to carry wet work home; slippers are optional.

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I spend such an enjoyable day with Liz learning about experimental printing techniques. I was a little worried at first that I might not be able to create design that I liked or execute the printing well enough but I needn't have worried as Liz soon put me at ease and her excellent preparation meant that there was plenty of inspiration to start me off.

Liz took me gently through mark making and various printing techniques in logical and achievable steps interspersed with lovely coffee and biscuits in airy and inspirational surroundings...and Bert the cat is simply adorable!

By the end of the day I left the Slipper Studio with an arm full of beautiful prints, a smile on my face and a mind full of ideas for future projects at home. Thank you Liz!

- - #22206

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for taking the time to review your day.

Really pleased that you enjoyed your workshop and felt supported throughout the day. I loved your choice of colours.

Hope you have time to plan some new ideas.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

A really lovely day. I learned some new techniques and really enjoyed the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing. Despite this being only a 1 day course I still came away with some pieces of work that I am really pleased with. Despite being a beginner to printmaking (indeed, not normally being a regular artist at all) I have been quite inspired by the workshop. I’ve come away thinking about how I can quite easily replicate some of the techniques at home and would like to work on some projects if my own. Thank you Liz for your warm hospitality and generous sharing of advice and techniques.

- - #20539

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your review and kind words.

So glad you enjoyed your day and good luck with your projects.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Another wonderfully creative and inspiring day at the Slipper Studio. Liz is a warm hostess and a very experienced teacher. She seamlessly facilitates the day, with numerous high quality activities and makes a very safe space, where you have the confidence to experiment. All resources are well prepared and you are made to feel very treated. Especially with the delicious biscuits ! Thank you for giving me loads of new ideas and also lifting my soul.

- - #20533

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you.

Very pleased you have enjoyed another workshop at The Slipper Studio.

You created some beautiful pieces.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Had a great day. The welcome and atmosphere was very friendly and the workshop was very well laid out and comfortable to work in.
Liz empowered everyone to be creative adding good sound advice and tuition where necessary but didn’t overpower the learning process thus allowing each individual to create their own style. It was a fun day with a lot to learn.
I really enjoyed the whole day. I certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try Lino cutting and design. Thank you Liz

- - #20455

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your positive comments and really pleased you enjoyed your day.

Lovely working with you.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

I return to Liz’s workshops with great anticipation and delight: she shares generously her knowledge, she encourages and most valued of all, she fosters a sense of confidence in my own ideas that makes the day an entirely satisfying experience. The studio is immaculate and always inspiring any time of year: I think the views without and the serenity within are part of the delight.
This workshop was full of learning and fun, we had very good company and a clear sense of purpose and structure for the day.

- - #20429

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. Much appreciated.

It was lovely having you back.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Fabulous studio in a great location. The course was well structured with lots of opportunity to experiment, design and have fun. My husband and I attended the course together, I have a little printmaking experience he was a complete novice and Liz tailored her advice perfectly to meet both our needs.

We had a great day and would definitely return for further courses.

- - #20424

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for lovely comments and for your persistence in travelling from Hull to a snowy Derbyshire.

It was a pleasure to work with you both and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Birthday celebrations.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

Liz's studio is really fabulous, and her courses are more than just a learning exercise, they make you feel relaxed, inspired and ready to create on your own afterwards. Expect excellent teaching and a real attention to detail from Liz. I've been on several courses run from the Slipper Studio and would say to anyone who is interested, don't hesitate, this is becoming a very popular venue!

- - #20393

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Really appreciate your kind words and positivity.

Come back soon!

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

A beautiful setting in which to work with materials and instructions delivered expertly. The small group of participants means that everyone has space to work and move freely between the two work rooms. Liz's preparation beforehand and perfect execution of the course results in an inspiring and positive environment.
As an absolute novice I felt encouraged and supported throughout the day and left inspired enough to seriously consider developing my skills further by purchasing tools and equipment to use at home.
The Slipper Studio offers the perfect environment for a relaxed yet intensive course of instruction and Liz and Andrew are the perfect hosts.

- - #20378

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you so much for your review.

Sat here with a big smile on my face.

Best wishes

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

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

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