A visit to the Birmingham City Art Gallery in the winter of 2018, started me thinking about developing a lino cutting and printing workshop inspired by the fine collection of Arts and Crafts ceramics we saw; the colours, patterns and designs of the William de Morgan tiles were particularly impressive and hugely inspirational.
Join me at my home studio - The Slipper Studio, for this workshop, situated on the edge of the Peak District. The venue is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views into my garden and down into the village.
Lino cutting and printing is a very enjoyable process that can be explored at our kitchen tables and requires the minimum of specialist equipment. If you are looking to learn a new creative skill, but need a process that can be “picked up and put down” and fitted around a busy life, this may well be the technique you have been looking for.
We will cover developing ideas into designs, safe cutting techniques, alongside hand printing and printing using a press. Single colour prints can also be developed by printing onto coloured backgrounds and exploring collage techniques
This one day workshop will introduce you to one colour lino cutting and printing and is the perfect introduction to this addictive print process. There will be a particular focus on how you may continue developing your skills in your own home. However, if you have previous experience of lino cutting, but would benefit from a few prompts and reminders, it’s likely that you would be able to progress quicker and develop a two colour lino print
With a huge range of imagery to choose from, it might make decision making tricky; will it be ornate insects, a mythical beast, a floral image or a wild animal that inspires you?
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. Kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert, she lives in the small village of Carsington.
It’s possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3* places for friends and family, the cost is £65 per person or £75 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.
The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3* and costs £69, including: all materials, use of equipment, plus refreshments served throughout the day; just bring lunch.
Please use the contact form if you have any questions or wish to book your place.
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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