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, 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 £69 per person or £79 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 runs from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3*and costs £69 including: materials and equipment, with refreshments provided throughout the day; just bring your lunch.
Please select 'Ask a Question' if you would like to contact the course organiser in advance of booking with any queries or requests.
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.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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I was a total beginner . We tried out the tools and linos to see how they worked , you could really feel when you went too deep. I chose a fish design and Liz suggested all sorts of interesting ideas, I would never have. It was a great and informative class and I can’t wait to try some more! Once I’ve moved house I’m buying a kit. It was a lovely atmosphere and the people I did the class with were so enthusiastic . Despite all the Covid restrictions , we still had a great time and it was fascinating to see each other’s very different ideas and prints. Can’t recommend the course enough. Brilliant! I’ve recommended it to friends.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Tom,
Had a wonderful day with Liz and the other people on the course. It was a really enjoyable and instructive day, and I feel comfortable enough with the process now to make some attempts at linocut printing on my own.
I came away with at least 10 different versions of my design, which I was really pleased with.
Liz and her studio were wonderful. The class was informative but relaxed in beautiful surroundings and everything was very Covid friendly. I could not be more pleased, thank you, Liz
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Phil,
As an absolute novice, I really enjoyed the day, The instructions were clear, precise and delivered with humour, and I now feel confident to "have a go" on my own.
Thank you Liz
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Anne,
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,
Had a wonderful day, lovely relaxed atmosphere, learning a new craft in such lovely surroundings.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Jane,
From start to finish this was just a brilliant day. Liz made us feel so welcome we felt instantly at home and relaxed. Liz is a excellent teacher, with oodles of patience and a great sense of humour. She also provided us with a steady supply of hot/cold drinks, chocolate biscuits and fruit! Her studio is a beautifully calm space with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Working in a small group (five of us) we learnt the different aspects of linocutting, practising with different surfaces and cutting tools, before going on to create our own linocut, after which we experimented with different coloured inks and papers to produce our own unique images. Liz continually guided us through the process with plenty of encouragment and suggestions. We returned home with slightly inky fingers, many prints and a huge sense of achievement. What a result!
I would highly recommend coming along to this workshop. I can't wait to do some more. Many thanks for such a lovely day.
I highly recommend Liz’s workshops, and I look forward to learning something new on another one.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Tracey,
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,
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,