2016 Calendar of Weekend and Evening Courses

All abilities welcomed and supported at Artisan Studio



Demystifying Drawing ~  Beginners Drawing course
Time: 10 - 4pm
Cost: £45  per session
Tutor: Sheila McGrath-Hayward

Dates: 
27th Feb   Saturday 
2nd April  Saturday 
1st  May   Sunday
4th June  Saturday
2nd July  Saturday

5 independent stand alone workshops or they can be done as a complete course of all 5. You choose how many you want to do.

Lots of techniques will be taught and we will work in an informal, fun and experimental way to learn the delights of drawing - both observational and imaginative.

This course is aimed at:
  • people new to drawing,
  • people who may be scared of drawing,
  • people who think they can't draw, 
  • people who want a refresher course
  • or would just like to develop their current drawing skills.

27th Feb   Saturday 
Basic Observational Drawing Techniques
Using an interesting still life arrangements learn to look, explore negative space, proportion and measuring techniques.
Develop a sense of rhythm. 
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

2nd April  Saturday 
Light and Shade
Using  interesting still life arrangements to develop observational skills, learn about tone;  how to give your drawings form and life through use of light and shade.
Use shading as a means of expression. 
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

1st  May   Sunday 
Portraits, Drawing the Human Head - Repeated as a day workshop on Nov 27th

A day exploring proportions and relationships of the features of the human head, drawing from a model. 
Introducing sight/size technique.
Enhance understanding of tone. 
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

4th June  Saturday 
Colour and Composition

Using a range of different materials, explore limited colour palettes, using blind drawing techniques and collage. 
Learn basic principles of composition such as the golden mean. 
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

2nd July  Saturday
Perspective
Drawing imaginary interiors and building to introduce one and two point perspective, vanishing points and measuring techniques.
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

Sheila McGrath-Hayward is a trained (school)teacher and completed an MA (Visual Arts) in painting and drawing at West Dean College in 2013. She has exhibited in and around Chichester, in north-west Scotland and London. Her work is in private collections in Australia, UK, USA and Switzerland. 




Needle-felt Workshops 
March 5th  10 -4    £45    Hares and Foxes
May 8th     10-4     £45    Maisie Mole Pin cushion
July 23rd   10-4     £45    Coastal Felt
Oct 22nd   10 - 4   £45    Woodland Felt
£45 ~ All materials provided.
Tutor is Carla Taylor
Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting!
Carla will guide you step by step through the basic needle felting techniques to create your own unique needle felted creations, ready for your to take home or if you can part with them to give someone as a special gift!
A fun, creative and inspiring day!
Courses are suitable for beginners or those with some experience of needle felting.

All materials are included plus a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with.

Crochet Workshops 
March 19th Saturday
April  16th  Saturday
May   21st   Saturday
June 18th   Saturday
Times: 1- 4pm
Cost: 15.00  All materials provided.
Tutor: Lerryn Gray
If you have always wanted to master crochet then this  is the workshop for you!
Learn how to crochet basic stitches and begin to understand patterns & terminology. 
More advanced crocheters can be taught new stitches & patterns. 
Handouts included. 


Dorset Buttons Workshops 
19th March 10-12   £10
18th June   10-12   £10
15th Oct     10-12   £10

Tutor: Pauline Stanley
Course Info: 
Join us and learn to make traditional Dorset Heritage Buttons, 
and experiment with threads, beads and stitches to make some beautiful Dorset Buttons with a contemporary twist!
All materials provided.



Creative painting workshops 
20th March 10-1 or 2-5
17th April   10-1 or 2-5
With tutor Natasha Larment
£40 per workshop
"Time for you to create from your heart space. 
Whether you are an Artist looking to free yourself up or someone who has not painted since school... If you have been drawn to finding out more about this Creative experience, then my workshop is for you. We are all unique and I support you from wherever you are.

I believe that having a creative outlet is vital for mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. 
I create a space for you to meet your creative self. 
I am there to support you on your journey to explore, uncover and have fun. 
It is a nourishing few hours just for you!
I keep the groups small so I can give 1-1 attention so booking is essential. Advanced payment is required to reserve your place."


April
Lino Etching
Saturday 9th April
10 - 4
With tutor Laura Joy
£42
"Take your lino printing to the next level with this exciting technique which allows you to add texture and a number of tones to areas of your block. 
By the end of the day you will have produced an edition of prints and you will also have an opportunity to experiment with colour variations. 

Please bring an image to work from (A5 if possible), which can be a sketch, drawing, photo, image from a magazine, previous print etc. 

After the workshop you will be able to continue with this technique at home"

Drawing on The Right Hand Side of the Brain
Saturday April 16th
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided

“In this workshop, which is for everyone, both beginners and advanced artists, you will explore some helpful techniques to drawing on the right hand side of the brain. These exercises are helpful to encourage anyone that they have the ability to draw or to help break out of a block to creating artwork. While learning to draw in this way will also help you to rest in the right hand side of the brain – and to create drawings without ‘thinking’ too much about it.” 
Jennette Slade is a creative practitioner based in Bournemouth – whose creative practice has so far included illustration, graphic design, animation, film shorts, portfolio website building, art direction, art retreat leading and craft group leading. 


Bookmaking  Evening Class
Date: 
Commences Thursday April 21st 
and then the following 5 consecutive Thursdays
6 sessions in total

Time: 6.30pm - 9 pm
Cost: £80 for 6 x 2.5 hour sessions
Tutor: Susan Green of Bound by Hand  http://boundbyhand.co.uk/


Course Info: the course will cover folded and sewn book forms including softcover and hardcover bindings suitable for use as journals and artist’s sketchbooks or portfolios. 
The class will be suitable both for beginners and those with a
little experience. 
Participants are encouraged to bring their own interesting papers such as quality wrapping paper, their own artwork, plant fibre paper, pages from old magazines, maps and books (the larger the better).


Silk Screen Printing workshop
Date:  Sunday 24th April
Time: 10 - 4
Cost: £45 all materials included.
Tutor: Abi Kremer

Course Info:
Spend a day learning or building on prior knowledge of screen printing with the guidance of artist Abi Kremer.
Please bring at least two drawings or photographs that you would like to use as a starting point, and be prepared to have a messy but fascinating time. 

Watch your images transform using a hand made stencil technique, experience the thrill of colour marbling unique to the silk screen print process. Learn how chance and ‘happy accidents’ can be controlled to create interesting end results. Each student should make up to a dozen prints to take home. You may like to bring paper doilies or thin lace to add to your experiments. 

Introduction to Using Watercolour Pencils
Saturday 30th April
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided

“You may have watercolour pencils or have heard of watercolour pencils but are a bit unsure on how to use them brilliantly. 
In this workshop you will have an opportunity to try some techniques and create a watercolour drawing.
Please bring 1-2 photos/pictures of inspirational scenes and watercolour pencils if you have them but all materials will be provided.”
Jennette Slade is a creative practitioner based in Bournemouth – whose creative practice has so far included illustration, graphic design, animation, film shorts, portfolio website building, art direction, art retreat leading and craft group leading. 

MAY


Scroll Story Workshop repeated on Sunday 2nd October
Date: May 7th 
Time: 10 - 4
Cost: £45 
Tutor: Debbie Lee

Course Info
Debbie Lee studied at the RCA and undertook international residencies before qualifying and practicing as an art therapist.

In this artist led workshop she will be using 6 pictures to develop a story into a picture scroll. Debbie studied patua painting in India where she was a commonwealth research scholar. It’s a tool for self development and creative expression using songs and visuals.

“Whilst I was a commonwealth research scholar in India I worked with the folk artists of Midnapore who use painted scrolls and songs to narrate stories. Using both songs and illustrations to communicate, enabled stories to be remembered and passed on and bridged language barriers. I hope to provide an opportunity for you to enjoy a creative day of cross-cultural fertilisation and personal ideas”. DL

This is a useful workshop for anyone working in art therapy or artists interested in working with narrative.


Indigo/Shibori stitching and dyeing workshop
Saturday 14th May.
10 - 4pm
£40 all materials provided
Tutor is Annabel Wilson of Townhill Studio

Willow plant supports and cone baskets
Sunday 22nd May
10 - 4.00ish
£45
All materials provided.
Tutor is Cath Pratley
This was a very popular workshop last year and booked up very quickly. 

Introduction to Narrative Book Making
Saturday 28th May
10-4
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£40 all materials provided


“Course to include introduction to narrative theory, exercises in creating narrative illustrations and by the end of the day a handmade book using one of these narratives."
Jennette Slade is a creative practitioner based in Bournemouth – whose creative practice has so far included illustration, graphic design, animation, film shorts, portfolio website building, art direction, art retreat leading and craft group leading. 


JUNE

4 Part Lino Reduction Workshop
Date:  June 5th 2016 ~ Sunday
Time: 10 - 4pm
Cost:   £42 all materials provided
Tutor: Laura Joy

Course info:  Create an edition of vibrant & exciting Lino prints, using this technique where colours are built up
by cutting away the block and printing over the top of previous colours. This technique is suitable for beginners
but also offers an opportunity to take your Lino printing to the next level. This effective way of creating graphic,
colourful relief prints can also be used for wood block & foam board printing, please bring these materials if you
wish to work with them.
A Lino block, tools, inks & paper will be  provided



Stop Motion Animation Workshop for Adults
Sat 11th June
10-4
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£45 all materials provided

“Watch your ideas move and come to life. 
Stop Frame Animation has been making a come back in our digital world. Come learn the more about stop frame animation and then create your own animation in groups. 
Bring any of your favourite small items if you may want to try and include them in your animation. 
Either way it will be a fun workshop, a great experience and your friends and family will be impressed with the results.”
Jennette Slade is a creative practitioner based in Bournemouth – whose creative practice has so far included illustration, graphic design, animation, film shorts, portfolio website building, art direction, art retreat leading and craft group leading. 


Introduction to Silk and Ribbon Embroidery
Date: 19th JUNE Sunday
Time: 10 – 1
Cost: £25
Tutor: Heather Wright


You will learn:
· How to transfer a design onto fabric using a very inexpensive method
· basic ribbon embroidery stiches unique to this art
· a short history of ribbons
· how to dye pure silk embroidery
· what needles to use
· what type of fabric to use
· what you can make and what type of ribbons should be used for each project

To follow on: A day course in October where you will learn to paint background pictures on silk to then embellish with ribbon embroidery.




Personalised Hessian Bags
Date: Sat 25th June
Time: 10-12
Cost: £13
Tutor: Francesca Ceo

This is a ‘no sew’ session where you will be handcrafting a beautiful personalised Hessian Jute shopping bag using beads, fabric and Bonda web.

You will be guided through the step by step process of choosing a fabric of your taste through to finishing your bag with complimenting embellishments.
There will be a variety of fabrics to choose from but if you have a favourite print you would like for your bag feel free to bring it along.
The bags are eco-friendly, hard wearing and much prettier than a carrier bag!  

All materials provided, including one bag.


JULY

Smash Book Workshop
DON’T JUST SCRAP IT...SMASH IT!

9th July ~ Saturday
10 - 4
£45 - all materials provided included an A5 journal
Tutor is Holly Mure

Scrapbooking is a nice way to collect memorabilia in an album and lay it out creatively with craft accessories. However, organise your photos, tickets and keepsakes with an artistic modern twist, then Smash books are the answer. 

Smashbooks can be for a wide variety of themes from holidays to weddings, new arrivals and special events. Whether it’s focussed around your family, pets or hobbies, your personalised smash book will keep your memories and mementos stored in an attractive album that can be put on a coffee table or book shelf, available for anytime viewing. They also make charming and thoughtful gifts for family and friends.

This session will get you started on your own Smash book which you can complete at your own leisure. You’ll need to have a theme in mind and bring with you relevant photos, plus any keepsakes (such as tickets, leaflets, notebook text) from the events you’d like to journal.

At the class you will learn about formatting page lay-outs and decorating your album. Discover colours, shapes and patterns that coordinate with your Smashbook theme. Most of all to enjoy crafting with your keepsakes and making something wonderful out of your photos and memories that can be enjoyed in years to come.

Beginners Stone Carving Workshop
Sunday 10th July
9.30 - 4.30
£55
8 places available

You will be working on a 6"x 6" (approx) block of soft lime stone.
All tools provided.
Please bring images/drawings as inspiration for your design.
We know you would like to complete your stone carving in this session so we suggest you keep your design fairly simple.
Please bring a packed lunch and we will provide refreshments.  
Sarah Moore is a qualified visual artist/sculptor, a professional stone mason and an experienced tutor and workshop leader.
She makes and sells her stone sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces.http://www.sarahmooresculpture.co.uk/
This session will be really popular so please book early to ensure your place!!



Parent and Child Stone Carving workshop
9th August
9.30 - 4.30
£100 for 1 adult and 1 child
4 adult and 4 children's places available


You will be working on a 6"x 6" (approx) block of soft lime stone.
All tools provided.
Please bring images/drawings as inspiration for your design.
We know you would like to complete your stone carving in this session so we suggest you keep your design fairly simple.
Please bring a packed lunch and we will provide refreshments.

Sarah Moore is a qualified visual artist/sculptor, a professional stone mason and an experienced tutor and workshop leader.

She makes and sells her stone sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces.http://www.sarahmooresculpture.co.uk/
This session will be really popular so please book early to ensure your place!!



THE AUTUMN


Dressmaking Course for Beginners 

Sunday 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October 2016
Sunday 6th and 13th November 2016
10 -1.00
With tutor Nancy Curtis
£100 for 6 x 3 hour sessions

Would you like to make your own unique stylish clothes?
Then join us on this 6 session course where our lovely experienced dressmaker Nancy will guide through choosing a pattern, materials, cutting your fabric, zips, seams, darts etc…
Please do not buy any patterns or fabric before you start as Nancy will advise you in the first session. 
Suggested item to make in this course is a dress or top.
Please bring ideas/images/pattern numbers and sample fabrics. 
Please bring your own sewing machine and basic sewing kit.

Intermediate and Advanced class to follow.

Nancy has been dressmaking since she was 15 and is really keen to pass on these skills and inspire people in the same way.  As well as making most of her own clothes, she has also produced  costumes for a number of different theatrical productions.


Book making evening class - FOLLOW ON COURSE

Date: Starts Thursday 15 September and for a further 5 consecutive Thursdays.
Time: 6:30 - 9 pm
Cost: £80
Tutor: Susan Green

Further your skills, enrich your knowledge and boost your creativity as you learn to make even more books in this 6 week follow-on course with bookbinder Susan Green.

You’ll discover more folded book forms that you can use for artist’s books, travelogues and photo albums, you’ll learn a more intricate Japanese binding style that’s ideal for a portfolio or sketchbook, and finally you’ll make a traditional ‘cased-in’ book, great for use as a diary or journal.

Step-by-step worksheets and all materials are included - but as ever, if you have some favourite papers you’d like to use, please bring them along.

This course is suitable for anyone who has taken Susan’s introductory 6 week book making course, or Susan & Laura’s 1-day book making workshop. Each book is made over 2 weeks so it’s best to attend each session if possible.




Introduction to Lino Printing
Sat 1st October
10 - 4
£45
Tutor is Holly Mure
For those who are new to Lino cutting, this is the art of etching a design into a linoleum tile using a chiselled tool and impressing the uncarved areas onto card or chosen material. This represents the mirror image of the design.
The most simplistic design can have a big impact when it becomes a monochromatic print. You can learn how to achieve large and small etches with areas of defined detail .
If you think this is something you’d like to try then please join this introduction into Lino printing and see where it leads you.



Scroll Story Workshop 
Date: 2nd October - Sunday
Time: 10 - 4
Cost: £45 
Tutor: Debbie Lee

Course Info
Debbie Lee studied at the RCA and undertook international residencies before qualifying and practicing as an art therapist.

In this artist led workshop she will be using 6 pictures to develop a story into a picture scroll. Debbie studied patua painting in India where she was a commonwealth research scholar. It’s a tool for self development and creative expression using songs and visuals.

“Whilst I was a commonwealth research scholar in India I worked with the folk artists of Midnapore who use painted scrolls and songs to narrate stories. Using both songs and illustrations to communicate, enabled stories to be remembered and passed on and bridged language barriers. I hope to provide an opportunity for you to enjoy a creative day of cross-cultural fertilisation and personal ideas”. DL

This is a useful workshop for anyone working in art therapy or artists interested in working with narrative.


Monoprinting workshop
Oct 29th  Saturday.
10 - 4
£42
Tutor is Laura Joy
More info to follow


Print, Pattern and Stamp Making workshop

Sat 5th November

10 - 1
£20
Tutor is Holly Mure


Print making is fun for any age and ability. By making your own stamps you can choose your own theme, create as little or many as you like, be creative by making your own stamps and at low cost. You can be resourceful with the things around you! Plus, you can keep using them again and again.
The exciting thing about printing is the reveal! Once you’ve coloured up a design, you’re never totally sure how it will look and also every print can look different. This depends on how you apply ink, what you print onto, the colours chosen and how much pressure you add when pushing down onto the print.
Learn all these things and enjoy the art of printmaking.
For a fun day of crafting and experimenting with homemade printing methods, it’s worth joining in!





Portraits, Drawing the Human Head 
Nov 27th Saturday 
Time: 10 - 4pm
Cost: £45  per session
Tutor: Sheila McGrath-Hayward
A day exploring proportions and relationships of the features of the human head, drawing from a model. 
Introducing sight/size technique.
Enhance understanding of tone. 
Using a wide range of interesting mediums


Creative hand-stitched ‘Scapes’
Starting on Sept 18th 2016 
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45  per workshop

A series of monthly workshops, each one concentrating on a distinctive theme.  

The course is designed to encourage experimentation and the creative use of stitch.
Each session is a stand-alone, hands-on, practical workshop.  
However, anyone able to attend all the sessions will experience the use of hand-stitched embroidery to express their ideas along with a variety of techniques such as embellishing, piecing and layering, fraying, appliqué, bonding, colouring and beading where appropriate.

The workshops are aimed at people who already have a knowledge of basic hand stitches – running, buttonhole, chain, French knots and herringbone and are keen to explore creative textile-making.

Participants are asked to bring in photographs, postcards, sketches or magazine pictures of ‘scapes’ that they have had a positive response to and find interesting.  

Inspiration can also be found in artists’ work, such as Constable’s and Van Gogh’s skies, Turner’s marine scenes and Hockney’s landscapes.These will be used in the workshops as starting points for the themed projects.  So it is essential that participants bring in their own inspirational materials as each person’s response is highly individualistic. 

The course will also include the elements and principles of design and drawing but  please don't panic about this  - you do not have to be good at drawing!!

A wide range of fabrics and threads will be available for each session.

The tutor, Liz Thomas, is an experienced teacher, textile artist and is passionate about embroidery.  She has a BA Hons in Textiles/ Fashion, specialising in Embroidery, studying under Constance Howard and Christine Risley.

September 18th , 2016 
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45 per workshop
Gardenscapes
Flowers and foliage in gardens remain a favourite theme for embroiderers, both in formal and informal settings.

October 23rd , 2016
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45 per workshop
Autumnscapes
These give embroiderers the chance to observe and celebrate the glorious colours and atmosphere of this season.

November 20th, 2016
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45 per workshop
Seascapes
The shoreline, surf, waves, rocks and storms offer numerous possibilities of textures and rhythms in hand-stitching.

January 15th , 2017
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45 per workshop
Landscapes
These are influenced by weather and the actions of farmers or nature, making them inspirational for embroidery, abstracted or literal.

February 19th, 2017
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45 per workshop
Skyscapes
Skies are extremely varied – weather conditions, time of day and location can give a lifetime’s study of design and colour.

March 19th, 2017
Sundays from 10 - 4 pm, 
£45 per workshop
Treescapes
The bark and shapes of tree in location and time of year are great sources of inspiration for textile artists, including texture and colour possibilities, such as a favourite bluebell wood.

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