NEW PROGRAMME 2017/18
There is a new course for this year – Inspiration Prints which combines design with printing. So you can work with a theme and develop your ideas via some helpful exercises and then work through them printing up your cloth.
For the first time you can now sign up and pay a deposit via Paypal – please be patient with this process as it is new for me and this website! The small print of the booking details are at the bottom of the page – please read before paying!
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Thanks – Christine
New courses start in September and run for 11 months, and the dates are outlined in this link Class dates 2017-18 If classes fill, a waiting list will be generated and alternative dates may be put on should there be enough demand. If you want to join after January and there are places, you are very welcome.
10.00 – 5.00 FRIDAY
£45 per session + £55 DEPOSIT
From inspiring photos or 3D objects with a theme of your own choosing, you will learn how to take visual ideas, make them personal and turn them into motifs and textures suitable for print. Exploring various different types of print including screen printing, mono printing & mark making, batik with soy wax and paper lamination, you will be encouraged to develop these design ideas into marks on fabric, layering and printing to create complex and interesting cloth which can then be stitched, pieced or just used as art cloth. All the cloth will be unique and relate to your theme.
10.00 – 5.00 SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2017 starting September£90 per weekend + £60 DEPOSIT
This exciting course will run over 6 months, one weekend a month. You will learn a wide variety of processes which will suit both patchworkers and embroiderers as there will be sessions on screen printing and tray dyeing, as well as on surface lamination and encrusting. At the end you will be confident in the wet studio and able to make choices about what process you can use to make stitched work.
PROJECTS & PRINTING
10.00 – 5.00 MONDAY
£45 per session + £55 DEPOSIT
A course for those with some experience of sewing/embroidery/printing, and who want to generate work but are not sure how or where to start! This course will give support in the form of tutorials and demonstrations of processes which could be dyeing/printing/stitching. Each student gets a 2m print bench to work on, and the group works together to critique work in progress. A great course to help you move your enjoyment of textiles forward to generating individual work following completion of a City & Guilds course, or some basic print/stitch courses.
10.00 – 5.00 FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
£50 per session + £55 DEPOSIT
For students who are experienced with textiles but wish to work in a supported environment alongside other students working independently, to generate work and develop their own style. Emphasis can be on stitch, print, or constructed textiles or any combination. Access given to all the wet print facilities and materials, with support in processes as and when required. All students get full tutorial support, class discussion, peer input to ongoing or completed work. There is just one space on a Friday for anyone wishing to do Friday & Saturday every other month
A flexible one off or repeatable programme of 2 day packages, for those textile artists who wish to take a more professional approach to their work. Through review and discussion, I will help you take a fresh look at your work and practices, and create a personalised pathway to help you reach your goals. You will have the opportunity to work supported within the Studio environment on a 2m print bench, with full access to all equipment and materials. If you are interested in joining this programme please use the form on the Contact Page
If you are interested in any of the studio courses, want further details or wish to book a place, please use the e mail form on the Contact Page.
DEPOSITS A deposit is required to confirm your place on any of the Once-A-Month courses shown above. Courses can be cancelled any time up to 2 weeks before the class starts, and the deposit will be refunded. After this point, the deposit will not be returned if you have to cancel your place.
The payment for short intensive classes is due in full when booking. For Once A Month classes, payments are made at each session. It can be paid as cash or by debit/credit card on the day, or by BACS transfer.
Once you have booked your place on a Once-A-Month course and paid a deposit, you pay for each class as you attend in order to spread the cost over the full year. In return, you are committing to paying for the whole year of classes. If you can not make one of the sessions, alternatives dates for attendance will be offered so you are able to catch up with what you have missed. The deposit of £55 will reduce each of your monthly payments by £5, so you will only pay £45 for each session.