Belper Arts Trail, Sunday 5th & Monday 6th May 2024

Sunday 5th & Bank Holiday Monday 6th May This year you will find 170 artists, makers and creatives all over the town centre area in over 50 venues – displaying, demonstrating and running workshops. Join me at Cocoa Cafe on Strutt Street for a chat and a browse. 10.30am – 4.30pm www.belperarts.org

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New – Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Sunday 28th July 2024

  Fish & Feathers – explore fine wire and metal foil Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, enabling you to create characterful objects, with a drawn-like quality to them, whilst metal foil can be cut to shape with scissors, before your designs are embossed onto the surface. Come along to…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Saturday 27th July 2024

  Drawn to Still Life    “ I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing”, Van Gogh. If you agree with Van Gogh, it’s a worthwhile practice to spend time exploring your drawing skills. Drawing isn’t an elitist process and benefits the beginner and more experienced artist and those in between. It…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Saturday 8th June 2024

  Lino Cutting and Printing for Beginners & 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…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Friday 17th May 2024

Lino Cutting and Printing for Beginners & 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…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Thursday 16th May 2024

Block Printing on Fabric If you have ever considered designing and creating something to use in your home or thought about personalised gifts, Block Printing on Fabric is the workshop for you. Bring along your ideas and learn how to translate them into a design and create your own stamps. We will initially work on…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Sunday 21st April 2024

    Explore Blind Embossing – lino printing without ink   Blind embossing is an interesting creative technique. It uses the skills and materials associated with lino cutting, but without all of the mess generated when inking up a plate. Once you have cut a design, the block is rolled through a press with lots…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Friday 19th April 2024

  Advanced Create with a Gel Plate – mono printing without a Press   Gel printing plates are a lively and instant method for creating mono prints, with the advantage that you don’t require a printing press. Each print is unique and this highly adaptable process invites experimentation. Gel plates look and feel like gelatin,…

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Workshop at The Slipper Studio, Saturday 9th March 2024

  Fancy a Cuppa? Create decorative wire sculpture Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, enabling you to create characterful objects, with a drawn-like quality to them. Come along to The Slipper Studio and learn how to create a range of small and decorative, tea themed pieces of sculpture, which will…

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