11 – 14 April 2024 I Mixed media and textiles – creative journalling I West Dean

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.

Price £459.00

Reference: SLW31247

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.

For more information and how to book, please click on link below

https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/slw31247-mixed-media-and-textiles-creative-journalling

 

 

30 September – 4 October 2024 I Greek Art Holiday

Join our creative holiday on the Greek island of Nisyros.

Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. 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. The week has been set up for creatives of all levels, to motivate and reconnect with nature. 

Cost: £550

For more details about the art holiday programme, travel and accommodation guidance and recommendations please visit :

https://loveyoursketchbook.com/index.html

 

20 -22 October 2023 I Nature Journal – a springboard for creativity and textiles I West Dean College

Connect with nature as you explore a range of techniques using seasonally foraged and dried materials to make inks, brushes, cyanotypes and natural dyes. Observational and sensory techniques will be creatively utilised to deepen your awareness of the environment.

Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your unique nature journal book will be a useful resource to work with for further experiments on paper and fabric.

You will be inspired through seasonal creative activities, gain insight into the history, science and folklore of heritage techniques and explore how to journal and connect with your environment.

Learn how to develop unique cyanotype prints from guided experimentation. Discover how to make a beautiful swatch card of colours from heritage and foraged botanicals. You will draw and collage with papers made with plant inks, and mindfully atune to your environment through observational and sensory drawing. Explore methods to free up your mark-making and pattern building.

By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric and paper, learnt how to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully, and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 20,21,22nd October

Ref: SWE13107

£312

https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/swe13107-nature-journal-springboard-for-creativity-and-textiles

West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ

2 – 6 October 2023 I Art Holiday I Greece

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.

​For more details and for notes from previous participants, please visit:

https://loveyoursketchbook.com/index.html

20 May I West Worthing Museum I Cyanotype Workshop I

Saturday 20th May 2023 1- 4pm

An introduction to an early form of photography – Cyanotype.

Discover the history and wonder of this magical form of image-making. Create your own unique postcard images. An exciting process using sunlight and water to form cyanotype prints, also known as blueprinting or sun printing.

Using inspiration from objects in the Worthing museum collection and the local Sussex landscape, develop unique photographs without using your camera or a digital phone.

Worthing Museum cyanotype workshop
Worthing Museum cyanotype workshop

https://wtm.uk/events/workshop-cyanotype-printing/

£48

13 & 14 May 2023 I Dulwich Artist Open House

New artworks for sale

Hosted by Alison Furey  10 Poplar Walk, SE24 0BU

Craft – Design – Furniture – Interiors – Prints – Upcycling – Textiles

Zoë explores art, textiles, & cyanotypes through a lens of sustainability & environmental connection.

Alison makes statement pieces through plant dyeing, Eco printing, quilting & reupholstery.

Jenny is a printmaker, favouring etching.

With solar dyeing workshop

First Weekend Only

Dulwich Festival Artist Open House
Dulwich Festival Artist Open House

20 – 23 April 2023 I Mixed Media and Textile Journalling I West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Textile journalling, an exploration of art, textiles, science and design through the medium of cyanotype, natural dyeing, botanical inks and

A 3 days immersion and connection to the stunning landscape and gardens of West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ

This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for fresh and focused interpretation.

By enlisting found objects, 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 botanical inks, collage, stitch and cyanotype will add personal expression and meaning to your work.

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/slw12712-mixed-media-and-textile-journalling

 

5 – 9 September 2022 I Art Holiday I Nisyros I Greece

ART HOLIDAY

£400

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 create and collect material to explore in different art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the season.

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 techniques which make use of the natural elements on the island. We will explore beaches, forage plants and respectfully gather materials for inspiration and use.

Nisyros is a small  volcanic island in Greece, in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, it is said to have emerged after a series of successive eruptions. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage.

For more information about how to get there and recommendations of where to stay, photos and previous participant reviews visit http://loveyoursketchbook.com/gaiaworkshops.html

18 & 19 July 2022 I Summer Cyanotype I Morley College

Experiment with guided techniques to make unique and beautiful images using this exciting process. Over 2 days, learn to prepare a cyanotype recipe and apply directly to paper and fabric. The course investigates historical and current creative practice in this field

10 – 4pm each day

Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

Course code: W21TTSA24B

For more details and to book visit http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk

7 – 9 October 2022 I Nature Journal I West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your Nature Journal book will be a useful resource to work in alongside further experiments on paper and fabric.

By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric, learnt to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully to make cyanotype prints and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.

https://www.westdean.org.uk