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New - All Things with Ink - a drawing workshop in Derbyshire

Welcome to The Slipper Studio.

Duration: One day

Price: £65

Book with: Liz Wellby
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About the Course

You may or may not have heard about Inktober; this drawing challenge, created by artist Jake Parker as a way to hone his drawing skills using ink, is now in its 12th year. People are encouraged to create an ink drawing every day in October or at a pace that suits them. A list of prompts are available, but you don’t have to follow them. It’s simply a great opportunity to put some time aside to draw and develop your skills and creativity.

Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, in a relaxed and supportive environment, for our own mini Inktober.

This day of drawing will suit all levels of ability from the beginner, those who haven’t drawn for a while, to the more experienced artists; you can take as much or as little of the tuition as you feel you need. In the morning you can dip in and out of a range of processes, whilst in the afternoon you can focus on a more sustained piece.

Working with the principle that everyone can draw, we will focus on learning to look, plan your ideas and create a series of drawings. We will explore working on different types of paper and use a range of materials.

You will have the opportunity to work from observation, alongside doodling, experimenting and playing with marks, materials, images and ideas. You can choose a theme from the Inktober prompt list, choose from images and objects provided or use a theme of your choice.

Liz will host the workshop at her home studio. The venue is beautifully presented, with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views down 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 on the edge of the Peak District, kept company by her husband and cat called Bert.

It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3 or more places for family and friends, the cost will be £65 person or £75 per person for 2 people attending.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to 5. All materials and equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day, just bring your lunch.

Slippers are optional.

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

Want to review this course?

This was a delightful day from beginning to end. Liz had a lovely warm welcome and a helpful approach, encouraging us to experiment with ink drawing, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
We learned how to use and experiment with different processes to create unique artwork. Plenty of materials and examples were available for us to use, and to find inspiration.
The studio is a beautiful venue, and working in a small group was fantastic, a very enjoyable learning experience.
I highly recommend Liz’s workshops, and I look forward to learning something new on another one.

- - #25386

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

Really pleased that you had such a positive experience at The Slipper Studio and I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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Course Start Dates

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

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

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