WORKSHOPS

Creative Connections

This course is suitable for all levels of experience. It is an exploration of creative and decorative ways of linking, layering and connecting with a variety of different media, using the unusual and the unexpected. Working by hand, you can expect to create several small pieces, and to have ideas for further work. (1day)

Spontaneous Stitch

Using fabrics, papers and mixed media, we will cut, shift, piece and stitch before further embellishing. The spontaneity adopted will appeal to those who are seeking a more free approach to work. The course will involve mainly machine stitching, but there will be scope for additional hand stitching. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. (1 or 2 days)

Contemporary Kente Cloth

This is a thoroughly modern take on the strip worked Kente cloths of Ghana, working with lines, patches and handstitching. You can create fascinating and unique strips, with lines that are raised, ragged, fat, fine, fuzzy, lumpy, bumpy, beaded etc. You can join them to make a cloth, use them as borders and bands, or as special elements in other work. It can be brightly coloured muted, or neutral. It can be chunky, fine, delicate or a mixture of all - the choice is yours. Suitable for all levels of experience. (1 day)

Print, Stitch, Strip

This course has the same content as the Contemporary Kente, but develops the processes and possibilities further, and includes hand printing of cloth that will be incorporated in your work, to give greater richness and individuality.  (2 days)

 The Little Fat Workbook Courses below, require 2 days minimum, and cover a range of art techniques. Each can be extended to make a longer course..

Along New Lines

This workshop explores aspects of line in unusual ways. We will build exciting and stimulating little fat workbooks with surprise elements inside and ideas for futher development. You can also begin some small stitched trials. The course is suitable for all levels of experience, and a sense of adventure is vital!

Rhythm and Repetition

This workshop explores pattern in its broadest sense, opening up new ideas for unique designs. Together, using a variety of art techniques, we will build little fat workbooks of creative pages and unusual patterns that will excite and delight, and develop ideas for future work. You can also begin some stitched trials. It is suitable for all levels of experience.

Paint, Print, Scratch, Stitch

Working from observation, we will consider sharp, crisp lines and transparency. Working with acetates and other transparent media, we will create exciting overlays and multispaced layers. You can expect to build a little fat book, containing interesting art work, innovative stitched trials and ideas for further work.

 

ILLUSTRATED LECTURES

Moving On: A Personal View

This lecture discusses the trials and tribulations of moving on in one's own work, developing new pathways and seeking new horizons. It examines ways in which my work has developed and changed, and the thoughts and ideas that help it to happen. Such thought processes and approaches might spark new ideas in others looking for a change of direction.

Drawn to Stitch

This talk considers qualities of line - sharp and crisp, soft and diffused, continuous and broken, raised and recessed etc. It looks at observational drawing and mark-making with other art techniques, in order to interpret a wide variety of lines. It then traces the path from the art work to the stitched trials and includes work of other artists.

For details of Workshop and Lecture fees and expenses, please contact me.

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