The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers
2023 Saturday 25th February - 3 places available. Sunday 26th February - 1 place available. Sunday 5th March - 2 places available. Friday 10th March - 3 places available. 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 linocut 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, 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. Single colour prints can also be developed by printing onto coloured backgrounds and exploring collage techniques. Join Liz Wellby at her beautiful studio on the edge of the Peak District. The Slipper Studio is beautifully presented with handcrafted workbenches, a wood burner and 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. It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3 places for friends and family, the cost is £85 per person or £105 each for 2 people; please contact me via ‘message the tutor’, if this is of interest.
What's included in the price?
The workshop runs from 10 - 4 pm, with places limited to just 3* and costs £85 per person, including: tuition, materials and use of equipment, with refreshments provided throughout the day; just bring your lunch. Please select 'Chat with the maker' if you would like to contact the course organiser in advance of booking with any queries or requests. *COVID19 update It seems appropriate to maintain a number of sensible measures at The Slipper Studio: the studio will be well ventilated, hand sanitiser will be available and masks may need to be worn for limited periods, eg during demonstrations. Workshop places have been reduced from 5 to 3, however, if you book a tailor made workshop with family/friends, 4 people may attend.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
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- Suitable for all abilities