New - Inspired by Bloomsbury: exploring mixed media in Derbyshire.

Still life Inspired by Bloomsbury.
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Description

Next promoted date: Saturday 9th April.

Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, for a creative and relaxing day, with this new and exciting workshop.

A mixed bunch of flowers in a favourite vase or jug is a simple pleasure and one that cheers; add a favourite ornament or two and you have a beautiful still life.



Numerous artists, such as Emma Dunbar, Debbie George, Emily Maudey and Jo Aylward, create images exploring the pattern, shape and colour of floral images. However, the Bloomsbury artists, including Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant, are the ultimate influencers of this relaxed, domestic imagery.



This workshop is suitable for those with a range of creative experiences, looking to explore their collage, drawing and painting skills.



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 has lived and worked. Liz now lives in a small village on the edge of the Peak District, working from her studio and kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.

Please bring along: an apron, an A3 folder to transport your work home, and a pencil case, with pencils, a rubber and a sharpener. 



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 £89 each for 2 people; please contact me via ‘chat with the maker’ if this is of interest or you have any questions or queries.

Covid 19

Depending on Government requirements, social distancing measures will be in place.

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 am - 4 pm, with places limited to just 3, including; tuition, materials and use of equipment, with refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.

Maker

Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker

Venue

The Slipper Studio
Carsington
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4BY

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

Duration

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

Platinum Badge
What does this mean?

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

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Reviews

In-person course
Joy Rattray - - #35045

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,

Really pleased you enjoyed your day and thank you for taking the time to review your workshop.

It was lovely working with you, seeing your smile broaden as you created your wire and paper birds.

Get your wire ordered PDQ and then you’ll have a brood of birds in no time!

Hope to see you back at The Slipper Studio, for Birds on a Wire.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Jan Rogerson - - #34315

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.
Regards Jan

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jan,

Thanks for taking the time to review your workshop.

It was a lovely, fun day working with you both and you created some great pieces.

Hope you have sometime to continue making over the next few weeks.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Charlotte - - #34003

Had a really lovely day with family. Liz was so welcoming, we felt immediately at ease and the studio is just beautiful. It was great to learn a new skill and Liz is an excellent teacher. We’re already planning what we can try next! Thank you :)

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Charlotte,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day. It was lovely to work with you all and a great way to celebrate multiple Birthdays.

You all created some lovely pieces, with lots of originality and personality.

Bert and I will look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Karen Booth - - #33713

A very enjoyable workshop in a beautiful and inspiring studio.

Drawing with wire was a lot of fun and we made some very creative fish and “kitchenalia” based on our ink drawings. It was both a relaxed and productive day, as Liz guided us along with clear explanations of process, helpful demonstrations, and lots of encouragement.

I came away with some lovely personal decorations, and information and ideas from Liz about how I can experiment further with wire work at home.

Thank you so much Liz.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Karen,

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

You created some beautiful pieces and I hope that you can continue to explore the processes we covered.

Best wishes
Liz

In-person course
Andrea Higgins - - #33488

A fun day in beautiful surroundings.

Liz was excellent in explaining and demonstrating the different techniques. She encouraged me to relax and go-with-the-flow!

I came away with lots of tips and ideas, and feel inspired to do more!

Thanks again Liz x

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Andrea,

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

You produced some lovely pieces and should feel confident with further developing your skills.

Hope you can make time for yourself and your creativity.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Susan Bradbury - - #29191

Engaging workshop in the tutor’s own home studio, lovely space and ambience. Liz is very supportive and encouraging and makes the course enjoyable for everyone, whatever their degree of ability. Small group of learners so as much individual support as needed and a very friendly atmosphere. An interesting and enjoyable day.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Sue,
Thanks for taking time to review your day and I appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
Lovely to work with you.
Best wishes
Liz

In-person course
Anita Southwell - - #28048

What a wonderful day. Great teaching in a supportive environment and plentiful coffee, tea and yummy biscuits. 5 stars from me!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Anita,

That’s really good to hear. Thank you.

I hope you are enjoying your evening with your feet up - I can hardly keep my eyes open.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Alison Butler - - #26729

My teenage daughter and I attended Liz's workshop and had a fantastic day creating lovely paper sculptures . We would highly recommend it and had a really enjoyable time. Thanks Liz!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for taking time to review your day.

Glad you both had a lovely time at The Slipper Studio and left with some beautiful pieces.

Bert really enjoyed seeing you both.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Alison Butler - - #26728

My teenage daughter and I attended Liz's paper sculpture workshop. We had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves creating beautiful paper cats out of comic books, my daughter loved it.
Thanks Liz for a great day !

In-person course
Chris Read - - #26370

Enjoyed the day hugely - and even liked my little birds! I don't see myself as someone with craft skills, so that was an unexpected bonus! Great tuition from Liz, and loved the studio. Just need to upgrade the chocolate quotient on those biscuits......

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Really pleased you enjoyed your day and thanks for taking time to review your visit.

Hope your cats are leaving your wee flock of birds alone.

Don’t think my teeth could cope with a thicker chocolate biscuit!

It was lovely to work with you and your sisters, so hurry back.



Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Rachel - - #26278

Lovely day in a beautiful setting with tea and biscuits on tap. Liz is a great teacher with lots of enthusiasm and ideas to make sure everyone goes home happy.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your review.

I hope your little flock of birds are making a festive impact on your home.

Hope to see you back at The Slipper Studio in the New Year.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Angela williams - - #26263

A really satisfying day, good company, really supportive instruction. Loved it.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for taking time to review your day; it was a pleasure working with you.

Is your lovely heron to become a gift or will you keep it at home?

Have a safe journey back to Scotland.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Sal - - #26262

I had a very relaxing and enjoyable day creating birds, thanks Liz!

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for your feedback and lovely to have worked with you.

Hope your little chaps are settling into their new home.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Jenny Heathcote - - #24507

Had a very enjoyable day and learnt a lot of new skills. Found Liz very knowledgeable and patient and together with her husband very hospitable. The studio was in a beautiful setting and was immaculate. I would definitely recommend doing one of her courses.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jenny,

So pleased that you enjoyed your day - hope you have your little birds in pride of place.

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

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Helen Lloyd - - #22784

Beautiful surroundings with a knowlegable and friendly host. Liz explained the process of using line and gave lots of inspiration through quick tutorials. Gave me some ideas to take into school

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for taking time to review your day.

Really pleased that you enjoyed your workshop and found inspiration for your students; it will be interesting to see what they create.

Best wishes
Liz

In-person course
Sarah - - #22682

A lovely day in beautiful surroundings.

I was able to reconnect with my creative side in a relaxed and supportive environment and use techniques that I would not otherwise have tried. Back home, I'm particularly enjoying playing around with watercolour pencils following on from the day. Thank you.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you for your feedback.

Really pleased you enjoyed your time at The Slipper Studio and felt supported during your day.

Good to hear that you are continuing creating and exploring.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Rachel Gillis - - #22660

Great chance to re-engage with some basic drawing techniques, then progress through the day adding lovely new methods and styles, which I’m looking forward to using.

Loved the wire fish making, although it’s trickier than it looks!

Thanks Liz for encouraging and supporting, and all in the relaxing surroundings of the gorgeous Slipper Studio.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thanks for making time to review your day.

You produced some lovely work and hope you have found somewhere to display your wire fish.

Lovely to work with you again.
Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Annette Booth - - #19960

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
really pleased you had an enjoyable and productive experience.

Hope you make a whole flock of wire birds.
Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Sarah Plant - - #19630

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.

Looking forward to some experimental printmaking with you in March.

In-person course
Louise Brooks - - #19613

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.

Thanks for making time to review your experiences.

In-person course
Louise Thomas - - #18248

Thank you Liz for an absolutely brilliant day. From the moment I arrived I felt very welcome and my apprehension quickly dissolved in the warmth of your welcome and light and airy studio. Your introductory pack was carefully and thoughtfully presented, your instructions clear and inspiring. You made everything seem possible even for a complete clumsy novice. I came with no preconceptions only the desire to learn how to be creative, never having had any previous training but a great longing to be more creative and practical.
The day was very enjoyable, great fun and most of all inspiring , I have already planned to make some more birds and metal decorations for Christmas gifts. My confidence and imagination have been ignited. I am looking forward to attending more workshops with you next year.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

I am really moved by your thoughts and comments. Thank you.

So pleased that you got so much from the workshop and looking forward to working with you again.

I hope your friends and family appreciate the gifts you are making for them.

In-person course
Jessica Oliver - - #18078

What a treat! A fantastic day exploring paper and methods to produce beautiful decorations and home features using recycled paper. The atmosphere was so relaxing with the fire on and music playing whilst we were being creative! Highly recommend this course with Liz.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Thank you.

So pleased that you enjoyed yourself and had sometime to relax.

Hope you are continuing making your decorations.

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