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The First Cut - lino cutting for beginners & rusty printmakers

Lino cutting for beginners and rusty printmakers.

Duration: One day

Price: £65

Contact: Liz Wellby at Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker

The Slipper Studio

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 2nd May 2020

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. 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 booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your 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.

Want to review this course?

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

- - #29639

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

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- - #25953

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.

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

- - #25728

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

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.

- - #25696

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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