Printing Christmas paper, unique cards & making decorations

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

For anyone interested in making their own decorative crafts at Christmas.

Course content

In this introduction to printmaking you will be printing your own wrapping paper using decorative stamps and using the sissix machine to make paper decorations for your Christmas tree and gift tags. You will also make unique Christmas greeting cards, combining natural objects and card blocks to ink up and print from. You will learn some simple printing techniques and be able to experiment with colour and use different card and paper.

Support and feedback

The tutor will give you support and feedback to ensure you make the most of the time on the course.

Additional costs and requirements

You could bring a roll of brown paper with you together with any scraps of paper you may have at home, including old greetings cards.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31 August 2019 and your household income below £16.009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No, but you may wish to continue with the skills you have learnt

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft and Design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college. She has taught on many different courses in London as an Art and Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. She graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.

Nicky is interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.

Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners can continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.

Please have a look at her website

Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor

Start date30 Nov 2019
End date30 Nov 2019
Start time10:00
End time15:30
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