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During this two day workshop, Priscilla Jones will teach the creative processes and techniques developed through her art work and experimentation. You will create your very own wire sculpture inspired by whatever theme you wish… using wire, wax and fabric. You will learn a range of processes including how to construct a wire structure that can be in 3D or 2D using light weight wire and then work into this by creating a surface to hand stitch and embellish with buttons, beads and trimmings. A materials will be provided all you need bring is enthusiasm.
Central Hebden Bridge
6 & 7th April 2013 10-4.00pm
£120 per person
Including a lovely homemade lunch, tea and cakes!
For more information contact Priscilla
on 07816 886522 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two day workshop aboard a classic 1940′s boat!
Lunch and Refreshments included a unique experience not to be missed!
“I loved every moment of the Art on a Boat workshop – from the warm welcome, the great food, the stunning scenery and the amazing opportunity to spend some time learning new techniques with two very talented artists who shared their ideas and working practices with us. I came away full of ideas and can’t wait to come on another one.” Emma (one of our workshop fans)
The next ‘art on a boat’ weekend workshops with Kirsten Jones and Priscilla Jones are:
Dates to be arranged….
10.00am – 6.00pm each day
10 am meet on the boat in Henley for fresh coffee and croissants.
Sketchbooks and materials pack given out.
For half the day, Kirsten takes the group upstream on the boat, enjoying sketching on deck and in the wheelhouse. Kirsten leads a session on recording the day, sketching and painting as we move slowly along the river.
Moor in a beautiful spot for a delicious lunch and a glass of champagne.
The rest of the day is spent in Kirsten’s studio working with a wide selection of techniques and materials. Punctuated by great coffee and calorie free biscuits!
6pm review of the day.
Ideas collected on day 1 are developed into a final piece. There will be the option of creating a painting on board or canvas. Ways to develop initial ideas are explored through taught sessions with Kirsten and Priscilla. Outcomes are reviewed at the end of the day and can then be framed for the wall!
Price for the art day including boat trip, personal tuition, all beverages and food, hardback sketchbook and materials £150
To book your place, please contact
Kirsten Jones 07976 298070 or email@example.com
Priscilla Jones 07816 886522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1) What is your first memory of creating?
Sewing with my Grandad, he is a very creative person and taught me many skills including, embroidery, canvas work and French knitting, we worked together on many craft projects when I was growing up.
2) Who has influenced you along the way?
My great friend and mentor Sally Payne who is the most amazing artist and educator, Val Russell a much valued teaching colleague and friend and Michelle Holmes, another embroiderer who has been a huge inspiration to me. We love to meet and discuss the wealth of creativity in our textile practice.
I started to use stitch as a drawing tool while studying at Manchester Metropolitan University. We were encouraged to break all the boundaries using stitch in our practice to develop and explore new applications for traditional techniques. I started to explore the use of mixed media in my work too - including wax, wire and paint - and this developed into working in a three dimensional way too. My work has evolved organically over the years as I have become a more experienced practitioner. I now use all these skills and techniques to produce my current pieces.
4) You often use a dreamy pastel colour palette. What draws you to these colours?
I think I am very influenced by where I live on the North West Cost of England, the subtle seaside hues that surround me are a constant inspiration.
5) What do you love best about your life as an artist?
Having the freedom to make and create work every day.
6) You have many years’ experience teaching others. What is your teaching philosophy and how do you connect with your students?
As a teacher I have always aimed to be intuitive to each individual’s needs and respond accordingly. Students always develop a personal language during the course of a workshop. We all have great potential to create even if we don’t engage in creative activities on a regular basis. Many people have come on my courses thinking they have no skills at all – and sometimes they have never even enrolled in a class before. When they arrive and see examples of work they are going to make they often say “I can’t make one of those”, but sure enough, by the end of the workshop they leave with beautiful pieces of work they have made entirely by themselves. It is a very satisfying moment to see that, when they realise just what they are capable of.
7) Can you tell us a bit about your journey to becoming a gallery owner?
The gallery is very much a joint partnership with my husband Ian. We decided to open it after his career changed. We wanted to create a space for exhibiting contemporary art that was accessible to everyone and to also create an environment that we could run workshops from, which would be inspiring for the participants. We have enjoyed the exhibitions enormously and the curation of the shows have been a very satisfying part of the process. We have faced many challenges, including both the downsizing and upsizing of our retail spaces, and have had to consider the impact of retail decline in recent years. We have learned many things but the most important is to be flexible in your approach and create an environment that will show artists’ work at is very best. We are constantly thinking of new ways to show the work. We are developing an online gallery and plan to organise more art events in the coming months.
8) What is your next big dream for your creative business?
I am focusing on selling and running workshops outside the UK and working with various companies developing new products, including limited edition prints and a range of rubber stamps that will retail in the USA. (Note from Beth - love that! How fantastic to have your own range of stamps. Ahh what a dream…)
To find out more about Priscilla, visit her website, connect on Facebook or sign up for her class at the Do What You Love retreat!
Date to be Arranged
Spend the day learning how to create scrap-books and journals out of your old fabrics, scrap paper/card and haberdashery.
This is a great way to experiment with techniques such a stitch, collage and surface decoration to make something that is personal to you. We will explore the use of paints, inks and dyes to experiment with interesting effects on your sheets and these can be manipulated in different ways to enable you to create some stunning results.
Once your range of sheets are complete you start the exciting process of putting your papers and fabrics together and learn how to assemble them into the form of a book.
You can make any size of scrap-book you wish and create it for a special purpose either to keep all those important bits and bobs you can never find a place for, perhaps a sketch book, or maybe a photograph album the choice is yours….
£60 per person
Places limited, for bookings please call Priscilla o7816 886522
or email email@example.com