This one day course will introduce you to a wide variety of cut out items, together with a little bit of history about paper cutting. You will learn the basic techniques for successful designing and cutting. As well as lots of top tips you will learn how to use lettering as a starting point and you will produce several festive pieces including a fabulous two-way fold Christmas card.
You will master basic design skills that will translate into a successful paper cut, and you will learn how to use a scalpel blade safely and accurately. You will also discover the joy of using layout paper to develop your designs, designing simply but effectively, and learn which papers work best for different projects.
For a little inspiration and to see Christine at work, you might like to take a look at this link to 'Make! Craft Britain':
Please bring with you
Some inspirational images or quotes that could spark a design and a folder to take your work home in.
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
The tutor will provide all the equipment you will need during the course, at a cost of £5 per person, payable to the tutor in cash.
In addition, the following items will be for sale:
A4 cutting mat - £5
Swann morton handle number 3 - £5
5 number 10A Swann morton blades - £1
A4 Daler Rowney layout pad - £5
A range of greetings cards, prints, bags and tea towels based on Christine’s paper cut designs will also be for sale.
This course is suitable for beginners and intermediates.
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
Christine is an inspiring tutor with a wealth of teaching and design experience and a holistic approach to creativity. Her unique profile includes 12 years as a graphic designer at the BBC, head of Film and Animation at Kingston University, author of ‘Contemporary Needlepoint’ and Kodak’s Young Photographer of the year (some time ago). She has won a clutch of international awards and was even nominated for a BAFTA.
Her textiles have been shown at the Contemporary Textiles Gallery in London and her quilts have been shown at the Quilt Festival in Birmingham and Art in Action. Her graphic work has been published in various books and journals.
As a freelancer she has made 80 velvet scarves for ‘Mary Poppins’ on Broadway NYC and filmed a funeral for the Queen. She recently project managed the production of a set of embroidered velvet cushions for the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ as part of its redesign. She is passionate about lettering, paper cutting, textiles, film and all things creative and enjoys sharing her enthusiasms with her students.