New - Exploring Monoprinting in Derbyshire

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Description

The process of monoprinting dates back to the 1600’s and has been explored by artists as diverse as Rembrandt and Edgar Degas. It combines drawing and painting with printmaking techniques, to create spontaneity within outcomes, and has few, if any rules.

During the workshop we will explore single and multi layered drawn mono prints, the direct method, painted and a further experimental technique, enabling you to explore and create a range of printed outcomes, with a particular focus on what inspires you.

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 in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, working from her studio - The Slipper Studio, where she is 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 £79 per person or £95 each for 2 people; please contact me via ‘message the tutor’, if this is of interest or you have any queries or requests.

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 10am - 4pm, with places limited to just 3* and costs £79. 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.

*COVID19 update
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at 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.

Maker

Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker

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Venue

The Slipper Studio
Carsington
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4BY

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

Duration

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

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This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Reviews

In-person
Bea - - #39239

This was a very useful course for improving my gelli plate practice. I learned techniques I have not used before and I had really pleasing results. The course is well balanced in relation to demonstration time vs 'do' time. Lots of space and time to practice. Thoroughly enjoyable course.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Bea,

Lovely to hear about your day at The Slipper Studio and thank you for taking the time to let me know.

It was good to work alongside a more experienced gel plate printer, seeing your approach to the technique and relieved that I could give you some new ways of working!

I hope the masking with flowers and leaves, will send you in a new creative direction.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Hedy Parkin - - #38763

There was something special about the day. There were just three of us and we got a very a warm welcome from Liz in her super studio, which is clean and bright and has inspirational views. Liz gave us a good, clear, step-by-step guide and then left us to create and enjoy. She didn't crowd us, but was there to guide, encourage and answer any questions. I've not used this technique before but I am definitely going to try it at home. The day was well paced and we all left feeling very happy with what we had achieved.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Hedy,

Thanks for letting me hear about your time at The Slipper Studio.

It was lovely working with you all, particularly introducing you to a new process and sharing your day. You all did so well and created some lovely pieces.

I hope you can continue exploring the process, as it has so much to offer.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Claire Elliott & Nic Pryke - - #37794

We had a fantastic day out with Liz. Having done a little lino cutting in the past but wanting to push it so much further now, Liz taught us some tricks of the trade, made printing and colour mixing non onerous and fun and loosened us up to try new things and techniques from what we had been taught previously. The setting was fabulous, the small group meant we learnt so much from Liz and even with bad weather the views were amazing. Thanks Liz, you have reinspired us on lino cutting and already Nic has sold a piece :-)

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Claire & Nic,

Thanks for letting me know about your day - it’s much appreciated.

It’s lovely working with such enthusiastic folks and it was great to see your skills and understanding develop throughout the day. I hope you’ll have time to complete your second stage printing in the next few days.

Great to hear that Nic has already sold a piece; perhaps he should run a how to sell your art work workshop!

Happy printing
Liz Wellby

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Jo Polmear - - #37784

Liz's Gelli plate workshop was a great experience and I would definitely recommend it. Held at her beautiful Slipper Studio in the Peak District on a grey blustery day, warmed up with a snug log fire an and handsome Bert, the Studio cat. Only three in the group, Liz had organised us all an individual goodie bag full of information and tools. Liz demonstrated the processes and encouraged us to experiment and explore the technics. The day flew by, I left with a small pile of printed papers and full of ideas how to continue working with gelli plate printing in my own practice. Many thanks to Liz for an enjoyable creative workshop.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jo,

I really appreciate hearing about your day at The Slipper Studio - thank you.

It was lovely working with you and I think you’ll find that gel plates have lots of potential and connections to your painting practice; it’s always good to explore something new and see where it takes you. There will be lots more hedgerow plants available over the next few weeks, which will provide lots of interesting shapes for masking and layering.

I’ll keep my eyes peeled on social media, as I look forward to seeing how your print work develops.

Very best wishes
Liz

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Sally - - #37604

Great fun on Saturday on the gell press printing workshop. Liz was very welcoming and was so informative. The studio is in a beautiful setting. Lovely working with the other two people on the course and seeing what they were doing. Would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about gell press printing.

Hope to come on another course later in the year.

Sally

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Sally,

Thanks for taking the time to let me know about your time at The Slipper Studio - it’s much appreciated.

Gel plates are a great way to create prints exploring marks, pattern and colour. The immediacy of the process is lovely and I hope you’ll have time to build upon the skills you learnt and explored yesterday.

I’m really pleased that you enjoyed your day with the other makers; I think it’s a real bonus to learn from each other and share the experience.

Looking forward to seeing you again and until then, happy printing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Brian Fawcus - - #37105

I came away from the course feeling highly inspired to continue printmaking, using the techniques we had experimented with. Liz got us printing very quickly and we came away with a great variety of prints created during the day.
Highly recommended!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Brian,

Lovely to work with you at last and I really appreciate your taking the time to let me know about your day.

You have taken to printmaking like a duck to water, so I think you’ll really enjoy continuing to explore block printing/lino cutting and printing, especially with those cracking cutters you have.

Get a few single colour prints under your belt and I’ll lure you back to The Slipper Studio for a 2 colour print workshop.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Laura Frampton - - #37072

Decided to have some me time, and saw an advert for the printmaking course. I’ve had a lovely day, getting nice and messy with paint, and have several prints to take home, having mastered basic stamp making and then a Lino cut.
Liz was very welcoming and on hand to give advice and suggestions. I’ll definitely do another course, maybe even bring a friend!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Laura,

Good to meet and work with you today and thanks for letting me know about your day.

Printmaking is a lovely direct process and you jumped in with both feet. It was great to see your enthusiasm for the processes and outcomes.

It will be a pleasure to work with you again; do try Create with a Gel Plate - I think you’ll really enjoy it.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Candy - - #36933

Lovely day making all kinds of prints.
Beautiful setting, clean and well organised.
We were allowed to have fun and use all different colours (paper, paints and inks) to see the different effects.
It was lots of fun and it’s well worth a visit.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Candy,

Thanks for taking the time tell me about your day at The Slipper Studio.

Printmaking provides such a wide range of creative opportunities and so I hope it’s just the start for you.

Looking forward to working with you again.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Cris H - - #36926

Yesterday I was part of a Printing Workshop. What a wonderful day, it all passed far too quickly. Lots to learn, lots to do. Chance to experiment too. I'm inspired to continue with this new found skill, and have already ordered some basic equipment so that I can get going.
Liz is a wonderful host, and she provided excellent tuition, also giving support and ideas. We felt Covid safe, and we were very comfortable.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Cris,

Thanks for telling me about your day.

It was lovely to have you here at The Slipper Studio, with lots of learning and laughter.

Hope to see you here again for more fun and creativity.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Nicola Paxton - - #36780

From the moment we walked up the drive we felt welcomed. The day was well paced and well organised. The studio is in a ideal location, one couldn't help but feel relaxed and inspired by the beautiful surroundings. Liz's obvious passion for sharing her skills and knowledge enabled, even a complete beginner like myself, to produce a piece of art that I was proud of. Since returning home I have ordered some essential materials and am looking forward to creating more designs - thank you Liz for giving me a great basis of understanding from which I can continue my journey of discovery in this art form. I would definitely recommend this workshop and can't wait to return.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Nicola,

So pleased that you enjoyed your day with me and Bert and thank you for taking the time to review your day; I have a big smile on my face.

You all produced such lovely outcomes and showed determination and an openness to try something new.

It was lovely working with you all and I really appreciate the distances that we’re travelled to get here.

Very best wishes and already looking forward to welcoming you back.
Liz and a sleeping Bert

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Joanne Hackett - - #36595

This was my second course at the slipper studio. I enjoyed the blind embossing course so much that I decided to book a Lino cutting course for my daughter as a Christmas present. Liz is a fantastic teacher and makes you feel very welcome in her beautiful studio. The course had to be postponed due to snow but Liz was very flexible and we agreed a new date. Best Christmas present ever and some great prints made. Thanks Liz we lived our day with you and Bert 😻.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jo & Louise,

Great to work with you again and thanks for letting me know about your day.

You both produced some lovely pieces and will hopefully be able to continue with more lino cutting and printing.

I hope Louise’s prints will be a useful addition to her coursework.

Best wishes
Liz (and a sleeping Bert)

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claire Halsey - - #36176

Attended my second workshop at Liz Welby's beautiful studio in the Peak District. The workshop was excellent, geared to my interests, all equipment and materials were ready and available and the workshop felt well managed around COVID 19 safety. Liz is an excellent teacher and encouraging throughout

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Claire,

Lovely to work with you again and thank you for letting me know about your day.

Lino cutting and printing is such a great process and so easy to begin with just a few materials and pieces of equipment. I’m sure you’ll be onto multi coloured prints in no time.

Happy printing
Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Lauren Misiukanis - - #35965

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Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Lauren,

So pleased that you enjoyed your workshop at The Slipper Studio and thank you for taking the time to tell me about your day - I have a big grin on my face!

It was lovely working with you both, seeing your skills developing and ultimately creating some beautiful pieces - your Christmas will be enhanced with your napkins and table runner.

Bert and I look forward to see you in 2022.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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claire Halsey - - #35870

Such a wonderful day of blind embossing at the Slipper Studio, Liz is a great teacher, patient and informative. The setting and facilities were excellent and I learnt (and made) a lot with Liz's help and instruction. The day was relaxed and very welcoming, we went at our own pace. The tea and coffee was excellent and flowed freely and overall the experience was relaxing, informative and very enjoyable. So much so I've booked again already for another workshop.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Claire,

Lovely to hear your thoughts about your recent workshop.

I am sat with a wide smile on my face!

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you
Liz Wellby

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Tracy Revill - - #35774

I have attended Liz’s workshops before. I love being creative but lack confidence. Liz always makes the experience accessible and fun. What’s more, the outcome is always better than I expected. Today I am very proud of ‘Chubby Owl 🦉’, which is all thanks to Liz and my fellow attendee Claire, who brought some amazing owl sketches to fire my imagination. I would recommend this course as a great one to start with if you’ve not done one before

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tracy,

As ever, it was lovely to work with you at The Slipper Studio.

Your pieces are lovely and unique, including your curvaceous owl and I hope they are well received.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Jane Cryne - - #35069

Liz is a really excellent facilitator who was very welcoming and made sure we all felt comfortable in her lovely studio. All very covid safe. The course was just the right length and pace so as to accommodate printing novices like me and also my friend who had a little more exprience. Preparation was good, so I had everything I needed, although I'd prepared some images on Pinterest and it's worth noting phone signal is not great so bring printed images or photographs stored on your device that don't rely on being online. It was nice to have a 'tech break' in fact. All resources provided were of high quality and Liz gave many tips throughout the process that will be easy to remember and follow at home. I look forward to more printing at home and hopefully another day in the studio soon.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jane,

Thanks for taking the time to review your workshop and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your creative day at The Slipper Studio.

You produced some lovely pieces and quickly developed the necessary skills for cutting and printing, so I hope you can continue with this addictive process.

It would be lovely to see you back at the studio for some further creative opportunities.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Mary Jowitt - - #34944

Very enjoyable workshop in a lovely setting.
Liz ( the tutor) gave us a friendly welcome .
The workshop included well structured, clear instructions regarding the processes of blind embossing. Liz allowed each persons to express their individuality and gave support as and when needed throughout . Great for those new to printmaking or the more experienced.
Everyone went away with something they felt happy with having produced .
Would recommend others should have a go !

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Mary,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day. It was lovely to meet and work with you.

As an experienced printmaker you quickly understood the process and could see the potential that blind embossing has for your work and how you may combine techniques, so I think it will give you a real creative boost.

Hope to see you again at The Slipper Studio and happy embossing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person
Janice Murphy - - #34872

I thoroughly enjoyed the Lino cutting for beginners and rusty printers course. Liz is an inspiring teacher and I learnt some new techniques as well as having a very enjoyable day in a lovely creative environment.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Janice,

Thank you for taking the time to review your day at The Slipper Studio; it was lovely working with you.

You definitely fitted into the rusty printmaker category and just needed a little guidance and support to create your beautiful print.

Happy printing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Rosie - - #34869

A wonderful slice of respite to allow the creatives juices to flow! Liz was a fantastic guide and teacher, providing gentle encouragement to myself as an absolute beginner. The Slipper Studio is beautifully relaxed and Liz really makes you feel at home. It was so rewarding to be able to complete the whole process of Lino cut (from design through to print) in a single day. Thank you Liz for an inspirational workshop

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Rosie,

What a wonderful review - thank you so much!

It was lovely working with you and your Mum, sharing a new experience and encouraging each other.

I hope you can find time to continue with your printmaking and create more beautiful outcomes.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Val - - #34646

I had a really wonderful time. The workshop is beautiful - an inspirational environment and well equipped. Liz is a fantastic tutor and guided us through the process offering timely advice and suggestions to ensure we experienced a successful outcome. I came away feeling very positive and pleased with my art work!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Val,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day - it’s very much appreciated.

It was lovely working with you and your enthusiasm was catching.

Your hare design was beautifully translated into your lino cut and I hope is a real spur to continue cutting and printing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Karen Fiedler Booth - - #34619

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Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Karen,

Thank you for such a thoughtful response to your day at The Slipper Studio - it’s really appreciated.

It’s always a pleasure to work with you as you have such an openness to new ideas and techniques.

I quite agree that gel plate printing is addictive, so let’s hope you enjoy
many more leisurely days and evenings creating your beautiful prints.

Very best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person
Nicola Crook - - #34613

I had a wonderful day learning the art of monoprinting using Gelli plates at the gloriously beautiful Slipper Studio with Liz Wellby.
Liz is a great teacher and facilitator, allowing us to take our own pace whilst at the same time keeping to schedule of the day. I couldn't believe how much we learnt and produced in a day!
It has inspired me to use the process in my own work and I certainly would recommend this class and Liz to anyone who wants a good learning adventure.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Nicky,

Thank you for taking the time to review your day - it’s much appreciated.

It was a lovely day and great to see how you clearly got so much from the workshop experience.

I think this process will be a really useful addition to you and also support your painting.

Looking forward to seeing you in September for a playful with wire and paper.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Vicci Holmes - - #34610

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Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Vicci,

Wow! That’s a cracking review and very much appreciated.

It has been a pleasure working with you and lovely to help and support a fellow teacher. You have lots of great ideas already and your students should love the work you intend to deliver this year.

I will be very happy for you to return to The Slipper Studio.

Good luck with the new school year.
Liz

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Helen Archer - - #34568

a brilliant day. Liz is a fabulous, patient teacher and the studio is relaxing and a perfect setting.
I think this is the start of a life long hobby and can't wait to play some more at home.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Helen,

I really appreciate your taking time to review your day and it was lovely working with you and Sue.

You both created some lovely lino prints and should feel confident to continue exploring this addictive process.

Happy cutting and I hope to see you back at The Slipper Studio for some creativity.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Thomas Petit - - #34282

I was a total beginner . We tried out the tools and linos to see how they worked , you could really feel when you went too deep. I chose a fish design and Liz suggested all sorts of interesting ideas, I would never have. It was a great and informative class and I can’t wait to try some more! Once I’ve moved house I’m buying a kit. It was a lovely atmosphere and the people I did the class with were so enthusiastic . Despite all the Covid restrictions , we still had a great time and it was fascinating to see each other’s very different ideas and prints. Can’t recommend the course enough. Brilliant! I’ve recommended it to friends.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tom,

It was lovely and good fun to have you here at The Slipper Studio and thank you for taking the time to review your day.

Great to see your latest glass barens and that you had the chance to put them through their paces.

Hope your move goes smoothly and you have the time to pick up a cutter in the near future.

Best wishes
Liz

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Lucy Kirby - - #34139

I would definitely recommend this workshop on gel plate mono printing. The demonstrations & practice were well planned & there was enough time Tom carry out tasks & reflect on them + little extras about ways to continue with particular pieces. Liz sent clear instructions prior to the course about what to bring & I liked the fact I didn’t have to bring any art equipment or come with images of what I wanted to do. The venue & studio is beautiful & functional & provided plenty of working space.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Lucy,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day and I’m really pleased that you would recommend a workshop at The Slipper Studio.

Gel plate printing is a great process and I am sure that you will find it a really useful way to continue your creative work, with a particular focus on a mixed media approach.

Happy printing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Charlotte - - #34077

I really enjoyed my rainy day in Liz’s light and airy studio. Liz is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who provided plenty of tuition, inspiration and quality materials as well as numerous cups of tea. Both my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the chance to stretch our creative muscles. Thank you!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Charlotte,

Thank you for taking the time to review your day at The Slipper Studio.

It was lovely working with you both and I hope you have time to continue developing your printmaking skills in the near future.

Best wishes and happy cutting.
Liz Wellby

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Susan White - - #33946

Time stopped! The day whizzed by but I achieved so much. Liz is an excellent teacher, very generous with her attention and willingness to share her print makers secrets. I came away with prints I am pleased with and the confidence to keep going no make even better ones.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Susan,

Lovely to meet you at last - that pesky Covid 19 was to blame!

So pleased that you enjoyed your day and you made great progress and an equally great print.

Happy cutting.
Liz Wellby

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Lyn Savage - - #33933

Excellent class again with Liz, I learned lots in an easy and relaxed way.
She is a great teacher, I look forward to further classes with her.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Lyn,

Lovely to work with you again and really pleased that you enjoyed your day.

Hope you have time to carry on cutting and printing and create lots of 2 colour prints.

Can I tempt you back to Derbyshire for a gel plate workshop on 21st August?

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Ann Lyon - - #33766

A well organised workshop. Excellent material and information provided. Well structured and easy to understand for a beginner but also the opportunity to advance if you are more experienced.

Most enjoyable.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Ann,

Good to meet and work with you and thanks for taking the time to review your day.

Good luck with your lino cutting and I hope you can explore the technique in connection with your ceramic work; there’s lots of potential for some interesting outcomes.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Daria Young - - #33737

very friendly, educational, good course for beginners, I received solid foundation for linocut,
I recommend this course.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Daria,

It was lovely to work with you and thank you for taking the time to review your day.

You learnt a lot and made great progress in such a short time, so good look with your next prints.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Phil Bird - - #33505

Had a wonderful day with Liz and the other people on the course. It was a really enjoyable and instructive day, and I feel comfortable enough with the process now to make some attempts at linocut printing on my own.

I came away with at least 10 different versions of my design, which I was really pleased with.

Liz and her studio were wonderful. The class was informative but relaxed in beautiful surroundings and everything was very Covid friendly. I could not be more pleased, thank you, Liz

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Phil,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day - it’s really appreciated.

It was lovely to work with you and see your skills and understanding develop over the day. You should be rightly pleased with your prints.

So glad that you were finally able to enjoy your gift and happy cutting.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Fiona Rogers - - #33466

I had a lovely day on Liz Wellby's Experimental Printmaking course. She covered so much ground in such a short time so I came away feel inspired and with a lot of new ideas. I would love it if the course was two days so that I could have really plumbed the depths of Liz's knowledge. Loved my generous little goody bag with lolly, too. Thank you, Liz - a great day in your beautiful studio and garden.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Fiona,

Thanks you for reviewing your workshop and so pleased that you enjoyed your day here.

You have planted a seed re extending this workshop to two days. A great idea.

Hope to see you again at The Slipper Studio.
Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Andrea Joseph - - #33277

Great, well planned workshop in beautiful setting. Inspired me to come home and play. Would definitely recommend.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Andrea,

Lovely to work with you and glad you enjoyed your day.

Happy cutting.

Best wishes
Liz

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Wes Finch - - #32825

Liz was a great host and teacher, instruction was clear and materials and tools of good quality provided. All was Covid safe and I felt relaxed and able to enjoy the experience.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Wes,

Thanks for taking time to review your day.

It was lovely working with you and I hope you enjoy your creative journey with lino cutting and printing.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Yvonne - - #31526

Great course, lots of techniques packed into the day. Brilliant venue

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Yvonne,

Really pleased you had a good day.

Hope you get time to explore this technique further.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Deborah Judd - - #31508

I had a really enjoyable day learning the creative and spontaneous technique of Gel Plate printing. Liz is a most excellent teacher. She delivers with great enthusiasm and clarity and her subject knowledge is vast. The day was really well paced. We learned several techniques using a variety of resources. I felt confident to experiment due to Liz's feedback and reassurance throughout the day. I particularly enjoyed the freedom of playing with different colour combinations and palettes outside of my usual comfort zone. I look forward to taking these techniques further into Textiles and maybe using some of the backgrounds that I created for drawn monoprints or Lino.
Thank you Liz for a truly inspirational day. I highly recommend this workshop.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Deborah,

Lovely working with you again and really appreciate you reviewing your day.

I feel this process has lots of potential for you and I look forward to seeing how this impacts on your textile work; I loved your pieces created with stencils.

Happy printing!
Liz Wellby

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Anne Chalkley - - #31386

As an absolute novice, I really enjoyed the day, The instructions were clear, precise and delivered with humour, and I now feel confident to "have a go" on my own.
Thank you Liz

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Anne,

Lovely to meet you and really appreciate you taking time to comment on your day.

Good luck with your new skills and kit and enjoy this new creative adventure.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Judith Walton - - #30275

A very enjoyable and informative workshop in a very safe environment.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Judi,

Lovely to work with you again and thanks for taking the time to review your day.

You created some great pieces - sadly you took them all home!

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Kathy - - #30215

A thoroughly enjoyable day - very well organised and "safe" (as we had to maintain social distancing) - a bonus to be able to eat lunch in the lovely garden. I learnt a lot from Liz during the day and came away with a set of prints which I was really pleased with.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for taking time to review your day.

Really pleased that you had a good time and you created a beautiful set of prints.

Time to plan those Christmas cards.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Cathy Fagan - - #29672

Lovely day spent with Liz learning Gelli Printing in a lovely light space and beautiful setting.

We had plenty of time to experiment with different techniques and were encouraged all the way. The course was set at the right pace and for the right number of people.

Can't wait to have a go at home and use alongside other crafts/printing projects.

Would highly recommend the course and Liz's hospitality.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Cathy,

Thanks for your lovely comments and for spending the day here.

Gel printing is such a lively and reactive process and will take you on lots of lovely new creative journeys and keep you sane over the next few months.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Jane Rooksby - - #29639

Had a wonderful day, lovely relaxed atmosphere, learning a new craft in such lovely surroundings.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jane,

Thanks for you comments and for taking time to review your time at The Slipper Studio.

Lovely to work with you and I hope you get time to continue with your Lino Cutting.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Tricia Hudson - - #29628

Great day learning a new skill. Liz was very patient and gave good instructions. There were lots of resources enabling us to make plenty of prints. I enjoyed the day very much and would recommend it. I am now looking at other classes Liz provides.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tricia,

Thanks for making time to review your day.

You created some lovely outcomes and I hope you have time to continue exploring the process on fabric.

It will be great to work with you again.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Bob Lake - - #29566

The course was well organised and the facilities were excellent.

The tuition and demonstrations were of a high standard.

The limit to 4 or 5 people on the course allowed for individual help to be given, and materials provided were plentiful.

The day was thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank you
Bob

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Bob,

Thank you for taking the time to review your day at The Slipper Studio - much appreciated.

It was lovely to work with you and I hope you get some time to explore this new process.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Annika - - #29309

We had a brilliant day at the Experimental Printmaking course.
Everything was so well thought out and organised. I really enjoyed getting stuck in trying the various printing methods. I picked up some great tips. Liz’s enthusiasm and knowledge made it even more enjoyable.
I would highly recommend this course.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Annika,

Thanks for your feedback - it’s really appreciated.

It was great fun working with you all and you produced some lovely pieces.

Hope you can continue to explore different print techniques.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Anonymous - - #24951

I had a lovely day in Liz's beautiful studio. Liz gave clear instructions and encouragement, I particularly enjoyed exploring colours I wouldn't normally have chosen.
I can definitely recommend Liz as a tutor. Jo

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jo,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day at The Slipper Studio.

Really pleased you enjoyed your day and I feel that exploring 2D work will benefit your felt work in lots of ways.

Lovely meeting and working with you.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Tracey Akehurst - - #25953

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Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tracey,

Thank you so much for your review; feeling slightly overwhelmed with your lovely comments!

You both produced some lovely images and have nailed your Christmas cards; I hope Alain is planning a trip to the framers with his lino cut.

It was lovely working with you both and would love to see you back at The Slipper Studio.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby.

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Susan Jowett - - #25728

I was very pleased with this course. Liz was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging.
My aim was to learn more about the techniques of lino cutting and that is what the course
provided.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Susan,

Thank you for reviewing your day.

Hope you manage to set some time aside to plan your next lino cut; do try the Essdee Master Cut and see if you find it more comfortable to use.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Tracey Smith - - #25696

Brilliant day. Relaxing, welcoming atmosphere and well-organised. Liz was a fab teacher and was very inspiring. As a 'rusty printmaker' it was a great way to rebuild my skills and confidence. Can't wait to play some more at home.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tracey,

Thanks so much for taking time to review your day and glad you enjoyed your workshop.

A lovely way to start your half term break and lots of time to try some new designs.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Gaynor Lewis - - #25373

Liz made sure that this workshop provided plenty of time to learn lino cutting techniques and use it to print on fabric. I was so impressed to go home with so many finished pieces including a fabulous tea-towel and some tote bags, plus gift tags and gift paper all made with my very own fair hands!
I have done lino cutting with Liz before but printing on fabric was a new venture for me and well worth learning this extra step.
Liz gave lots of tips about design,colour and inks, which was really helpful, and I loved the results. The Slipper Studio is a real haven for anyone who wants a creative break, I will certainly be going back.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Gaynor,

Thanks for taking the time to review your workshop and I am really pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing and productive day.

You produced some lovely outcomes - I am quite envious of your fish stamp!

Look forward to seeing you again.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Tracy Revill - - #25122

Loved the course. Whilst only an enthusiastic amateur I was really pleased with the way my skills improved

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for taking the time to review your day.

Really pleased you enjoyed the workshop.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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ANDREA GAYE HYTCH - - #24825

This was a well planned, well resourced workshop session on Gel Plate printing. The facilities were excellent and 'The Slipper Studio' provided a lovely, airy and well lit venue, that was very conducive to creative work.
Liz gave very informative instructions and preformed clear demonstrations, with plenty of samples available to see possible outcomes. Good one-to-one guidance was given, with practical suggestions as to techniques, colour choices, forward development etc.
The workshop was well structured to make good use of the day and I felt that my knowledge had improved by the end of it. I came away with a variety of gel prints that I'm really pleased with.
Gel printing is a process that offers a lot of creative freedom and is therefore suitable for anyone, regardless of skill. I loved the spontaneity of approach and the immediacy of the effects achieved.
Highly recommended!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Andrea,

Thanks so much for your review.

Really pleased that you had productive day and hope this process is one you can continue with.

Good luck with this new phase in your life.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Anne Holloway - - #22743

Brilliant workshop - the studio space is amazing and I received a lovely warm welcome from Liz.
Liz managed the workshop at the right pace with plenty of time to experiment with our work. She was always available for advice and suggestions if needed. It was very satisfying to be able to bring home lots of Gelli prints - I felt as if I had achieved something inspirational because this workshop gets you to think about colour combinations, layering colour etc. I feel re-motivated and will hopefully be able to transfer what I have learned into my glass fusing.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

So pleased that you had such a great day.

It was lovely working with you and I appreciated your positivity to my advice and ideas.

Really hope that you can get some new glass pieces underway - I think your new images have lots of potential.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Gill and Jon Spokes - - #22740

Everything is perfect at The Slipper Studio the excellent location, the spacious well equipped studio, the warm welcome and the extremely high standard of tuition and attention to detail delivered by Liz.

We spent a great day learning how to Gelli print with lots of time for practicing the skill and creating some lovely pieces. A fun and relaxing day.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Wow! Thank you for your review.

So pleased that you returned to The Slipper Studio and had such a good day.

It’s a pleasure working with you both.

Hope you both have time to explore the process further.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Louise James - - #22206

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!

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

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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

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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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Deborah Judd - - #20533

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.

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

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Caroline Everett - - #20539

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.

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

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Rob Cartwright - - #20455

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

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

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Olinda Everett - - #20429

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.

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

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Gill Spokes - - #20424

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.

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

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gaynor lewis - - #20393

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!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Really appreciate your kind words and positivity.

Come back soon!

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Chris Lawton - - #20378

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.

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
Liz

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