A paper cut light box is a magical way of creating a three- dimensional piece of art. By using light to enhance the hand-cut layers, beautiful shadows are cast, giving a subtle depth to the piece. Why not come along and join us for a wonderfully relaxing and mindful afternoon of creativity with talented local artist Dawn Thornhill and learn how to create your own original light box? In this 3 1/2 hour workshop, you will be taught the basics of paper cutting, including how to use a scalpel safely and the principles behind making a lightbox. You can then choose from a wide range of templates (including some festive themes, in case you want to create a seasonal piece) to create and build your own multi-layer A5 light box. No previous experience of drawing or paper cutting is needed at all, but the class is not suitable for under 18s due to the sharp scalpels used. Dawn is a Surrey-based artist who creates original, one-off papercut-lightboxes. She has been nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year in both 2021 and 2022 and took part in Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas in December 2022. She supports several wildlife charities through the sale of her pieces and is passionate about African wildlife conservation. “absolutely fabulous – great teaching of new skills” “lovely atmosphere, lovely cake and a new skill learnt – thank you”

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of tools, tea, coffee and homemade cakes


3½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Handmade Workshops Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Handmade Workshops was set up by two enthusiastic crafters to bring affordable and accessible workshops to people of all abilities. Always friendly, fun and welcoming.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
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