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.
It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates, should you wish to book 2 or more places for family and friends, costing £65 per person for 3 or more participants or £75 per person for 2 people.
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 5, including: materials and equipment, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring your lunch; slippers are optional.
Please use the contact form if you have any questions or wish to book your place.
Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker
The Slipper Studio Carsington Matlock Derbyshire DE4 4BY
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.
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.
Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:
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.