Take inspiration from around the World to create your own distinctive greetings cards & artworks. Get to grips with decorative lettering and learn to design specifically for paper cutting.
Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere – shop displays, book covers, crockery… It has a long and rich history – from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for the day and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft.
Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work examples will be provided to fire your imagination. Christine will teach you how to wield a scalpel safely, accurately and creatively. You will produce several pieces to take home.
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 CV includes 12 years as a graphic designer for 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.”
An 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.
Materials fee: approx £5
Note: This is in addition to the course fee
Timings & Refreshments
Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.00am – 4.30pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon