Looking for a new experience this Spring?
Gloucester Arts & Crafts Group invite you to our
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
Saturday 21st April 2018
10am—4 pm lunch included
MAIDENHILL SCHOOL, STONEHOUSE
Contact Mrs Anne Conoley Tel: 01452 700635
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This day is an introduction to the ancient craft of fusing glass powder onto a copper base by using a small kiln to melt the glass. We will scratch the surface of this vast subject and experience some of the basic techniques such as swirling, stencilling, use of strands etc. We will aim to produce at least five items of enamelling by the end of the day.
There will be a charge for materials of approximately £5. Please bring a dust mask, pair of goggles and an apron.
Phil Shipley attended his first enamelling course back in 1981 and has maintained an interest ever since despite the attractions of Chairmaking. He has taught enamelling at the GACG one-day workshops for a number of years.
LINE AND WASH
Also referred to as pen and wash,or ink and wash is a loose, fresh watercolour technique that is ideal for sketching; but can also be used to produce beautiful finished artworks. This technique is a drawing and painting process in which defined lines are used in unison with washes of colour or value. The lines are usually developed with pen and ink using technical pens or traditional nib pens. The washes of colour are typically developed with translucent watercolour or ink washes. This combination allows the artist to take advantage of the strengths of both mediums. The lines are used to define edges and details while the washes develop the colour and value range. It does not require great skill at watercolour painting, but some drawing ability is needed.
This course will teach the various methods of producing line and wash, with a good choice of subjects to paint for all preferences.
Kate Smith studied at Goldsmith's College . A qualified tutor in further education (FENTO) as well as having a PGCE (secondary art) qualification. Kate works as a freelance artist and runs several weekly art courses across the county. Tel: (01452) 840189 / Mob: 07970242808
INTRODUCTION TO RESIN
The course is designed for someone who has never used resin and would like to learn something new. On the course, you will make several pendants.
We will add different pigments and dyes to change the colour of the clear resin and will use a large variety of colours including metallics. You will see how colours you never thought would go together can be used to make stunning jewellery.
We will make at least one mixed media piece of jewellery, using different fabrics, paper, sequins etc.
Katherine Ford has always enjoyed being creative, loves dressmaking, knitting and various other crafts. She stumbled across resin about 10 years and likes the unpredictability about it. You cannot guarantee exactly what the piece will look like when it's finished. She also makes and sell hats, fascinators, tiaras and hair accessories.
PAINTING WITH FUR AND FEATHER
The fluff of a squirrel’s tail, the straggle of a lion's mane, the shine of a kingfisher - animals and birds show a vast array of fur and feather types. In this workshop we will discover how to depict various fur and feather textures, using a range of mark-making and brush techniques. A great opportunity to revel in the enjoyment of painting detailed fur and feather textures.
Jackie Garner (01453 847420) trained at Medway College of Design, is a former Education Officer at the Nature in Art Museum, and is qualified in Further and Adult Education. She is a professional artist who specialises in portraying wildlife, and is the author and illustrator of The Wildlife Artist’s Handbook. Jackie teaches and lectures regularly, exhibits locally and nationally, and is a guest contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine. www.jackiegarner.co.uk.
PYROGRAPHY— burning on wood
Pyrography is the art of decorating wood with burn marks using a specialist tool. Many interesting and exciting designs can be made onto wooden objects. This course , suitable for beginners will result in a wooden box ( supplied at cost) decorated to your own specification, or if preferred a wooden item of your own. Tools and equipment will be provided, but there will be a small cost for boxes supplied.
Gill Webb, a retired teacher, has spent all her life following various creative crafts. Pyrography started when she was bought a woodburning tool for Christmas, many years ago, and fell in love with the endless possibilities of this craft. Gill regularly sells at Craft markets and also enjoys Encaustic wax art, Decoupage, Fused Glass, Knitting, Sewing and will have a go at most things. She is currently the Chairman of GACG.
NUNO-FELTING FOR BEGINNERS
Nuno-felting is a process that enables fine layers of wool and silks to be attached to open weave delicate fabrics to form very beautiful scarves and wall hangings. In this workshop you will learn to create several different effects on the fabric before making a scarf or small wall hanging of your own design. This workshop does involve handling wool, using soap and water & some rubbing and rolling of fabric.
Helen Taylor (Textile Artist @ Victoria Works Studios). Helen Is a Textile Artist with a studio in Victoria Works Studios, Chalford near Stroud. She works with rare-breed sheep wools, Llama & Alpaca wools and silk, and she uses plant-dyes to create a wonderful palette of naturally coloured dyed Cotswold fleece. She uses these fibres in her work which includes needle-felted pictures & sculptures, Nuno-felted scarves and wall hangings, that are inspired by the natural world. She exhibits widely and thoroughly enjoys teaching both needle-felting and nuno-felting.
Chairman Gill Webb 01452531744
We are a non-profit making organisation with charitable status, (Reg Charity No 1069039) Because of this our overheads are low and we can offer courses at a much reduced rate, although the quality of what we offer is exceptionally high. All the organisation is carried out by volunteers, who do it simply because they want people to have the chance of enjoying Art & Craft courses. All classes are taught by experienced Tutors, artists in their own right. Classes are open to adults.