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The new programme for 2020 is now online, please see below  Use 'Keep me posted' above right to be kept informed, thank you.

We often have cancellations, add new courses /dates to the existing Quirky Programme. As soon as they are added they will also be listed here above the Complete Programme list.  Keep checking back to this page to make sure you don't miss anything new.

New large Christmas Door wreath making sessions £28 inc extra dates added
Thursday 12th December AM or PM  (Greystoke fund raising)

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 21st April 2020 9:30 am £75.00 4
Tue 7th July 2020 9:30 am £75.00 7
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria