The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

Lino cutting for beginners and rusty printmakers.


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.

What's included in the price?

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.

*COVID19 update
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.


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The Slipper Studio

Suitable for

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


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Thomas Petit - - #34282

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,

It was lovely and good fun to have you here at The Slipper Studio and thank you for taking the time to review your day.

Great to see your latest glass barens and that you had the chance to put them through their paces.

Hope your move goes smoothly and you have the time to pick up a cutter in the near future.

Best wishes

In-person course
Phil Bird - - #33505

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,

Thanks for taking the time to review your day - it’s really appreciated.

It was lovely to work with you and see your skills and understanding develop over the day. You should be rightly pleased with your prints.

So glad that you were finally able to enjoy your gift and happy cutting.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Anne Chalkley - - #31386

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,

Lovely to meet you and really appreciate you taking time to comment on your day.

Good luck with your new skills and kit and enjoy this new creative adventure.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

In-person course
Kathy - - #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
Jane Rooksby - - #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
Tracey Akehurst - - #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
Susan Jowett - - #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
Tracey Smith - - #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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