Workshops at The Slipper Studio, September 2022

Create Tiny Wire Birds
Wild and domestic birds have such personalities and characteristics and are a lovely thing to capture.
Join me at The Slipper Studio and you will be guided through a number of stages, enabling you to create a range of small scale wire sculptures. Your initial ideas will be sketched and then developed using vintage paper and fine, flexible wire.
This workshop will suit both the creative beginner and those looking to expand their creative experiences.
Thursday 8th September, 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.

 

 

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

 

Birds on a Wire

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 at The Slipper Studio and learn how to create a range of small and decorative pieces of sculpture, which will 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.

Sunday 18th September, 10am – 4pm, £79 per person, including: tuition, use of equipment, materials, plus refreshments; just bring lunch.

 

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, but are durable and reusable. They come in a range of shapes and sizes, are easy to clean and are always ready for printing; used in conjunction with acrylic paints, you will just need a soft roller to apply the paint. I will guide you through a range of techniques, including: layering, impressing, creating stencils and exploring masking techniques with leaves and flowers. You will leave with a range of mono prints that can be seen as outcomes in their own right or can be starting points for further processes, such as painting or lino cuts. They can be collaged and used to create cards and gift tags or used in creative journals and sketch pads.

This workshop will suit the creative beginner or those with experience of different creative processes and techniques.

Saturday 24th September, 10 – 4pm, just 3 places to allow for social distancing, £79 per person, including: tuition, use of equipment*, most materials, plus refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch.

*You will need to buy a gel plate: 6 x 6 inch, 5 x 7 inch plates can be found at: www.handprinted.co.uk

 

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