‘Handmade’ and ‘Christmas’ are two words that are often linked at this time of year and conjure up a variety of images! Be the envy of your friends by creating your very own printed wrapping paper, gift tags and Christmas cards using printmaking methods that are not only professional-looking but lots of fun too. Every year, printmaker Hester Cox makes her own papers and cards using handmade stamps and she will share some of her secrets with you so that you will go away able to give your friends and families gifts that they will treasure.
Spend the day making beautiful decorative stamps that you can use to decorate cards, wrapping paper, decorations and more this Christmas.
– Demonstrate the skills to create stamps from various materials
– Use the stamps to make cards, stamp onto fabric etc
– Plan repeat patterns
– Create repeat prints using the stamps made
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Just yourselves plus clothes you don't mind getting messy.