Designed to be both enjoyable and a chance to learn new skills, I run workshops for adults, children or both together! This can be using a variety of different techniques including: printing, dyeing, batik, applique, silk painting, silk paper-making, simple book-making and stitch.
Examples of workshops for children and young people that I’ve run previously include:
- Community arts in the park in half term to make an autumn hanging from felt and wool.
- A series of art and health workshops in a West Yorkshire secondary school to help address bereavement and self-confidence issues in Y8 and Y9 pupils.
- T-shirt printing workshop in a community centre.
- Half day print workshops with each class in a primary school to create 5 fabric banners about their ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ status.
- Half day print and stitch workshops using a folk art motif from Eastern Europe for Year 3/4 pupils as part of the ‘Eastern European folk tales’ project in Bishop Auckland schools.
- A series of print, batik and Kantha stitch sessions to create a piece of wall art. This was inspired by the primary school’s international links with Bangladesh.
- Silk-painting workshops in an infant school to create a number of hangings on the theme of ‘under the sea’.
- Design and painting sessions with Key Stages 1 and 2 to link with pupils’ learning about the Hindu god Krishna.
Adult workshops include:
- Creating some ‘keepsake art’ from precious items
- Making a coaster for your cuppa from vintage and recycled fabrics and threads.
- Silk paper-making with school staff to create a (secret) giant squid to hang in the main hall!
- Vintage fabric workshops for adults for the festive season.
See the News section for details of any upcoming workshops.