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The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

Lino cutting for beginners and rusty printmakers.

About the Course

Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby for a creative and relaxing day at The Slipper Studio.

Lino cutting and printing is a very enjoyable process that can be explored at our kitchen tables and requires the minimum of specialist equipment. Many of us may remember creating our first lino cut during our Art lessons at secondary school. 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.

Working from your chosen images or a range of ideas available on the day, this one day workshop will introduce you to one colour lino cutting and printing. This is the perfect introduction to this addictive print process, with 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.

We will cover developing ideas into designs, safe cutting techniques, alongside hand printing and if time allows printing using a Gunning Etching Press. Single colour prints can also be developed by printing onto coloured backgrounds and exploring collage techniques.

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

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3 to allow for social distancing* and costs £65, including: materials and equipment, with refreshments served throughout the day tea; just bring your lunch and if you wish, your slippers.

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*COVID19 update.

Due to the COVID-19 situation a range of measures will be in place, which are in line with government requirements. A workspace will be provided for each person, with individual materials and equipment. You will need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops, when social distancing cannot be observed, such as during demonstrations.


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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In-person course
- - #30215

A thoroughly enjoyable day - very well organised and "safe" (as we had to maintain social distancing) - a bonus to be able to eat lunch in the lovely garden. I learnt a lot from Liz during the day and came away with a set of prints which I was really pleased with.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for taking time to review your day.

Really pleased that you had a good time and you created a beautiful set of prints.

Time to plan those Christmas cards.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
- - #29639

Had a wonderful day, lovely relaxed atmosphere, learning a new craft in such lovely surroundings.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Jane,

Thanks for you comments and for taking time to review your time at The Slipper Studio.

Lovely to work with you and I hope you get time to continue with your Lino Cutting.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
- - #25953

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Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tracey,

Thank you so much for your review; feeling slightly overwhelmed with your lovely comments!

You both produced some lovely images and have nailed your Christmas cards; I hope Alain is planning a trip to the framers with his lino cut.

It was lovely working with you both and would love to see you back at The Slipper Studio.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby.

In-person course
- - #25728

I was very pleased with this course. Liz was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging.
My aim was to learn more about the techniques of lino cutting and that is what the course

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Susan,

Thank you for reviewing your day.

Hope you manage to set some time aside to plan your next lino cut; do try the Essdee Master Cut and see if you find it more comfortable to use.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
- - #25696

Brilliant day. Relaxing, welcoming atmosphere and well-organised. Liz was a fab teacher and was very inspiring. As a 'rusty printmaker' it was a great way to rebuild my skills and confidence. Can't wait to play some more at home.

Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:

Hi Tracey,

Thanks so much for taking time to review your day and glad you enjoyed your workshop.

A lovely way to start your half term break and lots of time to try some new designs.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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