UPDATE: AFTER HAVING HAD TO CANCEL ALL THE WORKSHOPS BOOKED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, I HAD PLANNED TO START TEACHING AGAIN IN 2021. HOWEVER, LOCKDOWN PROVED TO BE A TIME OF REASSESSMENT FOR ME AND I HAVE DECIDED (FOR THE TIMING BEING ANYWAY) TO CONCENTRATE ON PRODUCING AND EXPLORING MY OWN WORK AND PAINTING PROCESS AND THEREFORE AM NO LONGER OFFERING MY DAYSCHOOLS.
During the morning you will be shown simple techniques on paper to create an abstract design to interpret onto a small canvas or board. Using collaged papers, various materials and experimental techniques you will be able to complete a textured mixed media painting.
Using heavy duty watercolour paper, you will produce a folded accordion style book which will be worked into with collaged papers, pastels, pens, acrylic paints and stencils to create surface texture, apertures, flaps and lettering. This could be based on a theme of your choice using personal ephemera.
Using my simple mono-printing technique with acrylics you will begin the morning by producing a selection of exciting papers. After looking at my samples of different book structures you will then be shown how to create a simple stitched book that you will work into using your printed papers together with mixed media techniques, lettering, collage etc.
Using various silks and cotton scraps you will produce a small sample of hand stitched appliqué on calico, following the ‘slow stitch’ approach to embroidery. Referring to my many samples, you will be shown how to produce a small scroll like hanging. Instruction will be given on the basic stitch techniques required.
My workshops are taught in my garden studio at my home in St Ives and so are for just 1 or 2 adults, ensuring very personal, one-on-one tuition. Classes are suitable for all abilities as they can be tailor-made to suit the individual. There are no fixed dates and so you are able to request any date/day that you think would suit you best and I just simply check in my diary to ensure it’s a day I am available.
If you would like to make a booking or have any enquiries, please contact me.
VENUE FOR WORKSHOPS: 6 Bullans Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1RD
FULL DAY (10am – 4pm) – £120
Includes all materials, home-cooked lunch with wine, coffee, tea and biscuits
HALF DAY (10am – 1pm) – £50
Includes all materials, coffee, tea and biscuits
Special dietary requirements can be catered for.