Workshops at The Slipper Studio, October 2022

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 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 printing using a press. Single colour prints can also be developed by printing onto coloured backgrounds and exploring collage techniques.

 

Saturday 1st October, 10am – 4pm, £79 per person, including: tuition, use of equipment, materials, plus refreshments; just bring lunch.

 

A day of Drawing with Line & Wire

“I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing”, Van Gogh. If you agree with Van Gogh and an experienced artist, or count yourself as an absolute beginner, it’s a worthwhile practice to spend time exploring your drawing skills. Starting with the principle that everyone can draw, you will focus on learning to look, plan your ideas and create a series of drawings. Working on different types of paper and using a range of materials, you will draw natural forms with a particular focus on their linear and pattern qualities. There will also be the opportunity to develop ‘drawings’ using fine flexible wire.
This creative workshop is suitable for folks who count themselves as a beginner or those who haven’t drawn for a while and may feel the need to brush up on the basics.

 

Wednesday 26th October, 10 – 4pm, just 3 places to allow for social distancing, £79 per person, including: tuition, use of equipment, materials, plus refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.
Just 2 places remaining

 

 

It’s only Natural – explore wire work.

Fine and flexible wire is a lovely material to work with, enabling you to create characterful objects, with a drawn-like quality to them and all without causing harm to your hands.
Join me for a day’s making and learn how to create a range of small, decorative pieces of sculpture inspired by nature and natural forms, which are sure to take pride of place in your home.
We will aim to create 3 beautiful outcomes, exploring joining techniques, wrapping, shaping and sculpting wire.
This workshop will suit folks with experience of different creative processes and techniques.

 

Saturday 29th October, 10 – 4pm, just 3 places to allow for social distancing, £79 per person, including: tuition, use of equipment, materials, plus refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.

 

Please email me for further details and booking:enquiries@lizwellby.co.uk