Be inspired by looking at Polish paper cut outs, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden Victorian fret work; examples of these will be provided to get your imagination racing. Get to grips with creative lettering using known fonts as a starting point. Learn how to translate your design in to a beautiful cut out using a scalpel.
- typographic design
- designing for cutting out
- safe cutting
This course is designed for all levels of expertise, including beginners.
Materials are not included in your course fee. The approximate cost of these will be £5, payable to the tutor during the course. This will include the use of scalpels, drawing materials, a range of paper stock including Daler Rowney layout paper and a large plastic wallet for you to transport your work home. If you would like to bring your own papers, please do.
Metal scalpel handles and blades will be available to purchase if you wish.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
What students have said about this course/tutor:
"Learnt a lot in a short space of time. Christine is a wonderful tutor." - Anon
"I had a fantastic time. Christine was excellent and so helpful." - C Davis
"Great fun, great tutor." - J Durnan
Christine is an inspiring tutor with a wealth of teaching and design experience and a holistic approach to creativity. Her unique creative profile includes 12 years as a graphic designer at the BBC and being 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 also won a clutch of international awards and been nominated for a BAFTA. Her textiles have been shown at the Contemporary Textiles Gallery in London and her graphic work has been published in various journals and books. As a freelancer, she has made 80 velvet scarves for ‘Mary Poppins’ on Broadway NY and even filmed a funeral for the Queen. She is passionate about lettering in all its many forms and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with her students. With her appearance on the BBC's Make! Craft Britain, Christine Green has put paper cutting firmly in the middle of the crafting map. See her work at www.christinegreencrafts.co.uk.