Saturday 1 – 4pm
Experiment with a range of prepared botanical inks made from kitchen waste and plant matter.
Discover how to make your own set of inks!
Explore mark-making and drawing techniques using simple kitchen chemistry to extend your colour range.
Be inspired by the museum collection to develop patterns and motifs.
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Thursday 11th April – Sunday 14th April 2024
This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for a week of focused and fresh interpretation.
By enlisting found objects from personal collections and/or those found at West Dean, we will explore creative journals and sketchbooks as a starting point for mixed media or textile-based work. A series of creative exercises exploring drawing, made drawing tools and inks, collage, colour from botanicals and sustainably sourced cloth will add personal expression and meaning to your work.
The course offers an inspiring insight into ways to gather ideas and resources from the world. Samples will be available to look at, and the course will end with an open discussion of ideas and process about the work produced.
The journal and samples resulting from this creative exploration could be used as a starting point to your creative practice for mixed media and textile-based work, three-dimensional, books or collage.
West Dean is a renowned art college with a strong craft ethos set in stunning Sussex landscape. Your opportunity to develop new skills in beautiful surroundings.
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Join our creative holiday on the Greek island of Nisyros 2 – 6th October 2023
Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. Together with the artists behind the book Nature Journal, you will learn skills, create and collect material to explore art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the seasons. Nisyros is a small volcanic island in the middle of the Dodecanese complex. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. It is a truly authentic place, perfect to experiment with creativity.
The workshops have been set up for beginners and art professionals to inspire, motivate and reconnect with nature. During the workshops we will introduce you to various processes which make use of the natural elements on the island. We will explore beaches, forage for plants and gather materials for inspiration and use. In your spare time you can choose to visit museums and churches, the volcano, walk and explore, go to the beach or relax in therapeutic waters in a rustic spa.
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Discover the beauty of natural dyes from plants and botanical extracts in a 2 day taster, exploring colour potential in a creative and friendly environment. This is a fun introduction and can stand alone or be followed up with Seasonal Natural Dyeing Spring, learning how to identify and grow dye plants that yield colour.
Two Saturdays, 10 – 4pm
Course code: W22TTSE01B
For more info and to enrol: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/course/natural-dyeing-taster/natural-dyeing-taster-2/
Use kitchen botanical waste, foraged material, plant extracts and other ingredients to mix colours. Enjoy being creative in a friendly group. Take home postcards made with your own drawings and patterns together with recipe ideas to make your own inks.
Explore chromatic energy, connect to nature and our environment. No experience necessary, beginners welcome.
The Remakery, 51 Lilford Rd, London SE5 9HY
2 – 4pm
This workshop has been made possible by funding from Linda McCartney Foods.
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