Various visual-art techniques offered, suitable for all ages and abilities, encouraging creative participation and self expression. Workshops developed to enhance other areas of learning and communication.
Workshop Category: Textiles
Weaving, Felt making, Embroidery, Collage, Screen printing, Dying, Silk painting, Batik.
Sculpting with words- Craft words of hope about the world we wish to live in. Curve build with bottles – what could it become. Marine Life Forms. Inspired by plant-like animals (phytoplankton) from the ocean to create small sculptures. Mobile Artworks – Selecting lightweight discarded materials for their colour, translucency and texture.
One day felt making workshop: enables students to explore the process of feltmaking, and learn how to create imaginative designs using coloured sheeps wool.
Two day felt making workshop: the same as above but the individual pieces will be created and then incorporated into a large felt hanging.
Practical, hands-on workshops, KS1 and 2. Drawing, painting, printing, clay, textiles, murals, bookmaking, drama, dance. Fully qualified and experienced primary teacher and Arts adviser.
I make art made from recycled carrier bags. Artworks can be individual or collectively produced, site specific, two dimensional, sculptures, installation, issues based, in or outdoor, temporary, permanent, minute or massive. Ultimately the medium is a container for expression and ideas.
Since qualifying as a teacher in 1990, I have led artist projects in schools, galleries and community venues. Projects have included mural painting, mosaic, batik, mixed media and ceramics. I enjoy combined arts projects collaborating with storytellers, musicians, dancers and tile makers. Themes have included celebration, art history, portraiture and cultural identity.
All batik workshops use water- soluble dyes that are heat fixed, equipment complies with Heath and Safety. All materials and equipment is provided.
Wire basket decorated with found fragments and beads
Fabric manipulation techniques and printing with blocks and screens to create individual or group pieces.