Create with a Gel Plate – monoprinting without a press.   Gel printing plates are a great way to explore monoprinting and all without the need for a printing press. Explore a range of gel plate techniques including layering, impressing, creating stencils and exploring masking techniques with leaves and flowers, and leave with a range…

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Observing the Ordinary with Line & Wire – drawing and sculpture   This is a day to leave your rubber at home and throw yourself into direct drawing, exploring the shapes and patterns found in Kitchenalia. With a particular focus on exploring line, we will experiment with a number of materials and processes, including fine…

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There are three workshops to choose from in June.   Lino Cutting Workshop with Liz Wellby at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery   Join me at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and create a lino cut inspired by the Between Two Worlds exhibition. Following time viewing the exhibition, we will cover developing your ideas into…

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PrintFair Belper An opportunity to view and buy print work from a range of printmakers, including me. Saturday 9th May, 9 – 4pm, Cafe 28, Market Place, Belper, DE56 1FZ.   Join me, Sam Collard Ceramics and painter Ruth Gray, as part of the yearly Derbyshire Open Arts event in the lovely village of Ashover,…

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There are two workshops to choose from at The Slipper Studio in May.   Lino Cutting for Beginners and Rusty Printmakers. Working from an image of your choice, this one day workshop will introduce you to one colour lino cutting and printing. This is the perfect introduction for first time printmakers and a great reminder…

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April brings a choice of two workshops at The Slipper Studio. Inspired by Tiles The stunning William de Morgan tiles at Birmingham City Art Gallery are the inspiration for this lino cutting and printing workshop. Choose an image from ornate insects, mythical beasts, floral images or wild animals and learn how to develop this into…

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March is shaping up to be a busy month.   Experimental Printmaking Taking our inspiration from a number of design sources, including Mid Century Design and the work of contemporary printmakers, we will explore pattern through mark making, drawing and collage, with a mixed media approach. We will create experimental printing blocks and stamps, before…

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Post Christmas and New Year we all need something to look forward to and it’s the perfect time of the year to develop some new creative skills. Birds on a Wire Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, allowing you to create characterful outcomes without causing damage to your hands; it’s…

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  A range of lovely creative workshops in November.   Create Christmas Table & Stocking Gifts Join me in a suitably festive Slipper Studio and create a range of gifts designed to be slipped into stockings or placed on your Christmas table; beautiful handcrafted notebooks and two types of decorations that you will be happy…

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As the days get shorter, here are 3 creative workshops for October.   Learn how to Knit a (mini) Slipper Sock. Extend your knitting skills and learn how to knit in the round using circular needles. You will make a mini Slipper Sock and leave with the skills to continue to make full size versions.…

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