Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 2-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft.
Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will be provided to fire your imagination. Get to grips with decorative lettering and learn to design specifically for paper cutting. Christine will teach you how to wield a scalpel safely, accurately and creatively. Perfect as personalised gifts, greetings cards and framed artworks, you will produce several pieces, with the option, on day 2, of making your own original lamp shade.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
“Wonderful fun and lots of inspiration”
Tutor: Christine Green
Christine is an inspiring tutor with a wealth of teaching and design experience. Her creative profile includes 12 years as a graphic designer at the BBC, Head of Film & Animation at Kingston University and author of ‘Contemporary Needlepoint.’ She has won a clutch of international awards and been nominated for a BAFTA. Her textiles have been shown at London’s Contemporary Textiles Gallery and her graphic work published in various journals and books.
She is passionate about design and craft in all its forms and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with others.
To view Christine’s own website visit Christine Green
“Christine was truly inspiring throughout the duration of the course. She never tired of assisting us and was endlessly patient and encouraging.”
The materials fee covers all the ingredients required for the workshop. Christine offers a tempting assortment papers (layout, 80gms coloured and white, brown manilla, cartridge.)
Pencils, cutting mats, scalpels, spray mount etc. will be provided together with detailed resource sheets.
There is the option to purchase the components for a lampshade if you wish.
Materials fee: approx £12 – £20 depending upon your chosen projects.
Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee
Timings & Refreshments
Start: Join us from 10.00am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.30am
End: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm
There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.
2 day workshop: £190 (includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments)
An additional materials fee applies.
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