Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer School Batik workshop

Time has rushed around and it is fast approaching the time of the Gloucester Arts & Crafts Summer School again. This is the 7th year I have a workshop at this event ... as long, that is, as I get enough students. It is always a nail-biting time waiting to hear if the workshop has been booked by enough people to make it viable for the organisers to run.

I believe there are still some spaces on my course, but I need a few more to reach that magical 'ok to run' number. So if you  or anybody you know, would like to try your hand at batik and have a fun week in my class learning something new or playing with a medium you already know, please contact the organiser.  This link takes you to their website page where you can view details of all the courses available (including mine of course) and the contact details if you should wish to book. 

The designs you do on my workshop/course you keep, of course, and some have gone on to make their designs into something decorative or practical like cushion covers, lamp shades and shoe bags. Alternatively you can turn them into wall hangings or put them in a frame to hang on the wall. 

It is a great week to meet with like minded people interested in art and crafts, with lovely lunches and a great atmosphere. 

If you are considering joining me this year at Summer School to play with batik... I hope to see you soon. 

Here are some photo's from previous workshops showing some of the work done by the students.

First post since March!!

I have been absent from this blog since March... sadly unavoidable as I have had much going on and limited time for keeping blogs regularly updated. I have two other blogs in addition to this one. One for my zoo work and the other for my exhibition project with Elephants For Africa and only the latter has had anything vaguely resembling something like regular attention from me, much as I'd like it to be otherwise. I always hope to post at least once a month, but plans and good intentions are sometimes hard to keep to.

The main news to report is the acquisition of a new work space! I have at last got a proper studio. I will do a post all about this wonderful new era in my work very soon.

I have a workshop coming up.. again I will do another more detailed post on here (hopefully right after I write this!)

And I have entered two pieces into The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art... it is a juried exhibition so I have to wait until the originals are seen in July before I know whether I have successfully got in the show or not.