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Workshops

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.

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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.

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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.