Exploring experimental collographs in Derbyshire

Drawing and collage inspired by the theme Rhythm & Pattern.


Join artist and maker Liz Wellby on the edge of the Peak District, with an introduction to collographs. Collographs are an interesting type of print; they can be printed by hand or run through a press and printed as relief or intaglio.

Exploring the theme of Rhythm & Pattern, or a theme of your choice, we will create drawings and collage and develop 2 dynamic plates, before printing a lively range of outcomes.

This workshop is suitable for those with art/craft experinces now wishing to try a new process or those with experience of other printing techniques, who now wish to try a more experimental method of working; be prepared for an upper body work out.

Liz will host the workshop at her studio - The Slipper 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 has lived and worked. Liz now lives in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, working from her home studio - The Slipper Studio, 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* places for friends and family, the cost is £69 per person or £79 each for 2 people.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to 3*, costing £69. All materials and equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring along your lunch and an apron.

Slippers are optional.

Please select 'Ask a Question' if you would like to contact the course organiser in advance of booking with any queries or requests.

*COVID19 update
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.


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The Slipper Studio

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Fiona - - #21234

Really enjoyable day with Liz - she explains things really well and her enthusiasm is infectious!
A thoroughly inspiring day - thank you!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your positivity and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your day.

I hope your lovely prints have pride of place at home.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Kasia - - #21168

Liz is very skillfull and most of all a lovely and friendly person. Her workshop was so well organised. We were provided with plenty of materials, tools and tutoring. Her studio is a beautifull and cosy place, located in picturesque surroundings. It was a wonderfull day for me. I learnt a lot; managed to produce some interesting printouts. I felt like a child in a playground and found there inspiration for my little amateur projects. There was loads of tea, coffee, biscuits, a lovely cat and the most encouraging feedback from Liz! I highly recommend for those who want to learn new skills or just need a de-stressing therapy day!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Andrew and I have worked hard to create the right environment for us and our creative visitors, so we really appreciate your thoughts.

It was a pleasure to work with and I am sat here with a big smile on my face.

Hurry back! There are so many new skills for you to learn.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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