After the activity and networking that took place during Festival of Quilts in Birmingham last week, all energies are now being turned towards the Open Day which we have planned for:
Saturday September 1st, 10am – 4pm
We are opening the studio for the whole day and inviting anyone who is interested in learning about drawing, painting or textiles to come along and see what the facilities in the studio are like. We have asked some of our friends and students to demonstrate some of their favourite processes, and talk about their work and classes.
The local MP, Stephen Lloyd, who is very supportive of the arts in Eastbourne, is coming along at 3pm to see what the facilities are like and how we encourage complete beginners to engage with learning arts and crafts skills.
I think its a brilliant way of showing people the lovely airy light studio and this unique private facility for art and textile students. We have space enough for 10 textile students to have a 2m bench all to themselves, allowing the printing of full width cloth in 2m lengths with the minimum of trouble.
In preparation I made some breakdown screens today.
The question is….what do you think they will look like once printed on the fabric?
Why not come along and find out on Saturday 1st September! You might even be able to print part of the fabric from these screens for yourself, or try a small screen and take away a piece of fabric to make up into the centre of a cushion, or bag.
We will also have some tea and cakes available for refreshments, though we will ask for a small contribution towards the cost of these.
Our address is: Studio 11, The Old Printworks, Wharf Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UG