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Full Programme

We're thrilled to announce the opening of our lovely new Studio ... the 'Swallow Barn'.
Renovated during lockdown, please see HERE for full details about this beautiful, spacious Covid-secure listed barn, from which we restarted courses in late July 2020

Below is our  ‘Full Programme’ , several new dates have been added for summer 2020, listed first.

Make a Stained Glass Mirror Tue 11 Aug 
Make a Stained Glass Mirror Thu 13 Aug

Textures in Porcelain with Gwen Bainbridge 
                   ...making beautiful Planters and Relief Tiles   Thursday 20 Aug
  Discovering RAKU  Fri 25th Aug
  Build a Cob Pizza Oven  Thu 20th Aug or Sun 23rd Aug
  Traditional English Longbow making 2 days Tue 25th Wed 26th Aug
  Needle Felt Owls  Wed 2nd Sept with Annis McGowan
  Breaking the Rules of Painting Friday 11 Sept

Lino Cut Print - Botanical & Natural forms with Laura Sowerby

Lino Cut Print - Botanical & Natural forms with Laura Sowerby

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £5-£10

Printing in Lino Cut  ' Botanical and Natural Forms' with Laura Sowerby.

Laura's evocative designs on cushions, lampshades and giftware have recently been widely featured in Country Living, Gardens Illustrated and several Interior design magazine. ‘Discovering that I am a direct descendant of James Sowerby, famous 18th-century botanical illustrator is a delight.’ she smiles.

We are delighted that Laura has agreed to take a ‘Botanical and Natural forms’ Lino Cut workshop here in Greystoke.  Students are encouraged to bring any inspiration they can, be it fresh/ pressed leaves or flowers, prints, pictures and any other references that may inspire you. Laura too will bring plenty of material ideas.

Over the day you will learn how to plan your original design, the principles of lino cut and master various cutting techniques with the goal of producing your own multi-coloured linocut print by the end of the day. (up to A4 in size) All abilities are welcome. The print blocks you create can be taken home and used to print onto fabrics and soft furnishings such as cushion covers etc.



Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Tue 21st April ~ Tues 7th July 2020

Kindly note that there will be an additional charge of £5 to £10 to cover the ink and materials. Typically this course runs with around 7 students. Suitable for Beginners

Please bring:  Gloves and materials are provided.Wear old clothes and comfortable shoes. If you prefer you can bring your own images for inspiration however, there will be plenty available on the iPad.

About the Artist

Laura Sowerby is an up and coming print maker working in lino cut out of her a picturesque studio in the Langdales in Cumbria to create intricate botanical designs for fabric, prints, wallpaper and soft furnishings. Her designs are joyously detailed and bold and reflect a love of the nature and colour of her Lakeland surroundings. Her primary inspiration comes from the urge to take a long look at plants and flowers and capture their combined forms on paper.

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Tue 6th July 2021 9:30 am £75.00 0
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria