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Ardington School of CraftsDoorway
Creative Paper Cutting
Course Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Category: Paper, Printing & Calligraphy
Price: £80


Spend a day designing and cutting a paper panel unique to you. You will explore letter forms to enable you to design your panel and will also master accurate cutting. This course is suitable for all levels of expertise including the complete novice.

Further Detail

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.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • typographic design
  • designing for cutting out
  • safe cutting
  • presentation


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

Tutor Profile

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

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS: If you are vegetarian, please tell us when you book. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please see our terms and conditions for detailed information on the food provided.