New - Blue Birds - 2 Block Lino Cutting



Lino cutting and printing is a very enjoyable process that can be explored at our kitchen tables and requires a minimum of specialist equipment. Many of us may remember creating our first linocuts during our Art lessons at secondary school. If you are looking to explore a creative 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.

Join us in our beautiful long barn on Saturday 19th March, to explore the theme of Blue Birds.

There are a number of ways to explore lino cutting and printing, including single or multiple colours, the reduction method - where the block is cut and printed multiple times or cutting and printing separate blocks to create multiple colours. We will use this last method using 2 lino blocks to create an image with 2 colours.

This will be a busy day for both the beginner or those with previous experience with lino cutting and printing. We will explore patterns, whilst designing and cutting 2 lino blocks, and ensure you understand safe cutting techniques before we explore hand printing.
If time allows, we will also craft some decorative paper birds.

We will be joined by artist and maker Liz Wellby, who lives and works on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire. With over 25 years of experience teaching and tutoring, and with a particular interest in printmaking, Liz will guide and support you throughout the workshop.

​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?

This workshop is suitable for a range of abilities and creative experiences. Places are limited to just 10.

Please bring along: an apron, an old magazine to transport wet work home, a pencil case with pencils, a rubber, a sharpener and a biro.


Alison Butler at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn


Whitewool Farm
East Meon
GU32 1HW

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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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.


In-person course
Amanda - - #35268

An excellent course. A really enjoyable and well planned day that was skillfully paced. It was relaxed and friendly with the momentum to ensure that skills were acquired and results obtained by the end of the day. Alison and Liz are really knowledgeable, approachable with a wide range of ideas and suggestions. I started as a complete beginner but left the course with tangible results and skills learned, along with the confidence to continue making at home. The location is idyllic with plenty of car parking. I can't wait to do another course with Liz and Alison.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for taking the time to review your workshop.

We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your day with us, as we did with you.

Your lino cut was beautifully precise and we can see that you’ll want to carry on and create more lino pieces - it’s addictive.

We look forward to working with you again.

Best wishes

In-person course
Susan - - #35215

Instructive and very friendly. Lovely venue and very welcoming… definitely recommend this course.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Susan ,

Thank you for your feedback , it was lovely to meet you , so pleased you enjoyed the day.
We look forward to seeing you again .
Best wishes
Liz and Alison

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