Sunday, 18 November 2012

NEW WORKSHOPS FOR 2013


CREATIVE TEXTILES – STUDIO BASED - AMARJEET NANDHRA & DAWN THORNE
7th & 14th March, 2nd & 9th May 2013

This course is an opportunity to learn a variety of inspiring textiles techniques including appliqué, soluble fabrics, transfer& fabric paints, printing and hand and machine stitch. You will experiment with colour, mark making, texture and pattern. The aim will be to create a range of exciting samples that may be developed further for decoration on garments, accessories and home furnishings.
Beginner and intermediate level

 7th March 2013 - SESSION ONE; - transfer paints and machine embroidery
14th March, 2013 -SESSION TWO:  - block printing and fabric painting
2nd May 2013     - SESSION THREE: -  appliqué ,machine & hand stitch
9th May 2013     -  SESSION FOUR:  -  soluble and machine embroidery

 
Course Fee £190

 
DEVELOPING SKETCHBOOKS – STUDIO BASED - AMARJEET NANDHRA & DAWN THORNE

7th & 14th February, 21st March, 18th & 25th April 2013

This course introduces the student to the relevance of working within a sketchbook to expand, explore and develop ideas.. You will be given information and guidance on the use of a variety of different media, using photographs, images, how to work observed and expressive drawings, include collage and mixed media within sketchbooks. The student is taken through a series of processes and basic design concepts which explore methods of various approaches to recording within a sketchbook and how to develop personal creativity through sketchbook work. On successful completion of this recreational course students will have developed creative skills in recording and developing work in a personally managed sketchbook.

 7th February 2013  -  SESSION 1 – Line, tone, scale & proportion
14th February, 2013   SESSION 2 – Colour & Composition & Texture 
21st March, 2013     - SESSION 3 – Colour, shape & pattern
18th April, 2013         - SESSION 4  - Visual & Surface texture and relief.
25th April, 2013         - SESSION  5– Contrasting textures

 
Course Fee £245
 

 
FABRIC LAMINATION – 29th November 2012 - DAWN THORNE

Using screen printing and gel methods to explore ways of laminating fabrics to include image transfer methods with the addition of block printing to create a series of fabric samples that can be used further to inspire future work.

Course Fee £55

 

COPTIC AND POCKET BOOKS – 6TH December 2012 - DAWN THORNE

A one day workshop which looks at traditional bookbinding methods using the Coptic stitch as well as other stitching and tying methods which will enable you to create your own unique pocket books and sketchbooks.  Great present idea.

 
Course Fee £55

 
WAXED CLOTHS – 17th January 2013 - AMARJEET NANDHRA

This workshop explores using wax through design approaches to build up and create a range of fabric and paper samples that alter the fabric surface.  The workshop could be used as a platform to inspire future work.

 
Course Fee £55

 
EXPRESSIVE DRAWING – 24th January 2013 - AMARJEET NANDHRA

A fun and liberating workshop that develops drawing approaches in a personal and expressive manner. The name of the game is to free up, push boundaries and tap into your personal creativity.

 
Course Fee £55

 
EXPANDING THE SCALE  -  31st January 2013 - DAWN THORNE

This workshop looks at how to create large scale designs or installations, by expanding and developing, either by simplification, manipulation or changing elements and scale from initial design sources. Both 2D & 3D approaches will be explored. It will take you out of your comfort   zone!

Course Fee £55

 
SOUND WORKSHOP – 28th February 2013 - DEBBIE LYDDON

An inspiring workshop which is informed by sound and the visual interpretations that are recorded by the individual.  You will look at artists and the marks they produce to interpret sound into your own
work.

 Course Fee £55

 
COLLOGRAPH PRINTING – 16th & 23rd May, 2013 - AMARJEET NANDHRA

A two session workshop, which looks extensively at the collograph printing process.  You will create a series of collograph plates, which are then developed into wonderful atmospheric prints, both on paper and fabric which can also incorporate stitch.

 
Course Fee £95

 
SHIBORI FABRICS – 6th June, 2013 - DAWN THORNE

This workshop looks at exploring the potential of manipulating fabrics in rhythmic patterns to generate a series of dyed cloths that can be both dimensional and flat.  The resulting fabrics will provide the perfect solution for those looking for unusual fabrics for craft and quilt art projects.


Course Fee £55

 
DISCHARGE, PRINT & STITCH - £13th June, 2013 - DAWN THORNE

You will explore a number of techniques and processes to develop personal fabrics using the discharge method of colour removal.  You will alter and change existing colour, add detail and highlights, layers and prints and finally embellish with stitch, producing a range of fabric samples.
 
Course Fee £55
 
FLORAL DISPLAY – 20th June, 2013 - DAWN THORNE
Using fabrics and paper, machine and hand stitch, and bonding methods to produce a larger than life fabric brooch, which could decorate a hat or bag or use as intended.
 
Course Fee £55
 

 

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