Join paper artist Dawn Thornhill for the morning to make a beautiful papercut lightbox. A papercut lightbox is a magical way of creating a three- dimensional piece of art, using light to enhance the hand-cut layers which casts beautiful shadows, giving a subtle depth to the piece. The workshop will take place in the manor house. This gorgeous historic space may provide inspiration for your design. 

In the 3.5 hour workshop, you will be taught the basics of paper cutting, including how to use a scalpel safely and the principles behind making a lightbox. A wide-range of templates - inlcuding one inspired by West Horsley Place- are available to chose from to create and build your own multi-layer A5 lightbox. All the equipment you need is included and no previous experience of drawing or papercutting is needed. 

 Dawn Thornhill

Dawn is a Surrey-based artist who creates original, one-off papercut-lightboxes, which have been commissioned internationally. She has most recently received local recognition in being nominated for Surrey Artist of the Year in 2021 and 2022, receiving a  'Highly Commended' in Surrey Wildlife Trust's Art and Photography Exhibition 2022 and recognised with a 'Highly Commended' in the Artists For Painted Dogs International Open Call exhibition. She also took part in “Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas” in December 2022. She supports several wildlife charities through the sale of her pieces, and is passionate about African wildlife conservation, particularly that of Rhinos and African Wild Dogs.

Important Information

Ticket cost: £70
No experience required
Tea/Coffee provided
All equipment & materials provided