Paper Cutting - half day workshop - beginners or experienced
This half-day paper is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of papercutting. For beginners, I'll teach you how to safely use the scalpel and other tools before you develop your cutting skills using practise sheets. Then you'll choose a template (from over 20 pre-prepared designs) and create your first papercut. You should finish it during the workshop and it will be mounted on to coloured card ready for you to take home. If you have attended another papercutting workshop you can skip the introductory stuff and go straight on to the papercutting! You can choose a papercutting template, create a family tree or name picture or try papercut greeting cards - I'll go through the options with you before the workshop and prepare everything you need. There will only be a maximum of four students in the workshop - this means you'll be creating in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and that I can assist you as much or as little as you need. Hot drinks and biscuits/cake are provided. Please note that papercutting requires a certain amount of strength in your hand to use the cutting tools so if you have restricted movement in your hand this workshop may not be suitable - please ask if you are unsure.
What's included in the price?
All materials for use during the class. Hot drinks and biscuits.
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
The Leaf Press is the studio name of surface pattern designer and papercut artist Suzy Dobson. I create colourful designs which I sell on stationery, wedding invitations and pictures. The Leaf Press was originally a bookbinding studio but has evolved over the years so that papercut style designs are my speciality. I have been teaching adults since 2009 and am very excited to have started offering workshops in my own studio in 2023. Students have described it as a 'bright, calming space' and with a maximum of 4 students you can be sure of a friendly and relaxed learning experience where you can work at your own pace but receive help when you need it. I look forward to welcoming you to a workshop and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
- Intermediate level
- Public transport
- Suitable for beginners
Yes! Please ask about workshops for your event or workplace. I can run a simplified version of my paper cutting or handmade books workshop.
The workshop price includes materials, refreshments in the form of tea/coffee and cake/biscuits and handouts explaining everything we've covered during the workshops.
Unfortunately my studio is in a building without a lift, so you'll need to be able to climb a flight of stairs.
Workshops are held at my studio which is in the centre of Loddon. Loddon is mid-way between Beccles and Norwich on the A146.
Loddon is served by the X22/X21 First Bus which runs from Norwich to Lowestoft.
My studio doesn't have parking but there is a Pay & Display car park opposite the building. Alternatively you can park on the street but please be careful - it's quite a narrow and very well used road!
Please check the description for the workshop you are interested in. All materials are usually provided but sometimes I give you the option to bring paper, material, etc, so you have a design you'll love!
Workshops have a maximum of 4 students, so you can work at your own pace. They are designed to be friendly and informal so it should be a relaxing and stress-free experience!