I have always enjoyed teaching and this has played a large part in my career. I have been a designer since leaving Winchester School of Art and lectured part time for 9 years at University and more recently as a qualified secondary school teacher specialising in design technology, but also teaching Art and a few other more academic subjects.
It is always a thrill to see ‘the light bulb’ moment and then watch the creative and development process. Collaboration is very important and when people are working in groups and communicating, understanding and progress are rapid.
For all workshops The Creativity Box has Public Liability Insurance and teachers are Disclosure and Barring Service checked.
Upcoming Workshops / Events:
New workshop dates for 2019 to be announced
Workshop dates coming soon for:
- Water colour techniques
- Fabric Block Designing
- Fabric Block Printing
- Stencil Printing
- Christmas Workshop
- Children's workshops
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- Materials are provided for design and print workshops, but you will need to bring an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes (Printing and painting can be messy!!!)
- It might help if you brought sketches, magazine cuttings of images, however I will have motifs, images, magazine cuttings, design inspiration books etc.
- For Mixed media and watercolour techniques workshops you will be provided with a basic list for materials, but I will provide some art materials too - Again an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes. It might help if you brought sketches, magazine cuttings of images, however I will have motifs, images, magazine cuttings, design inspiration books etc.
- Help sheets are provided
- List of suppliers
- Useful books etc.
About the Workshops
Workshops are varied and cover:
- Block printing using blocks for fabric and paper
- Block printing using poly tiles for paper prints, cards etc.
- Stencil printing
Linocut, designing, cutting and printing
Monoprinting, working directly on Rhenalon plates and printing by hand without a press
- Mixed media techniques
- Watercolour techniques
- Using some of the above techniques to create Christmas cards, gift tags and hand printed wrapping paper.
You will print samples of designs on fabric, (perhaps make something later at home)
Print your designs on blank ready made products e.g.
- tea towels
One or two workshops run mornings only, however the majority are day long courses, generally starting 10 am and finishing 4.30 pm.
They are generally held in either a village hall or at other suitable venues.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are provided, but you will be required to bring a packed lunch
Places on the courses are limited to 12 people thus ensuring that everyone gets lots of individual attention.
My classes are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated. The courses are very friendly and supportive. Never be afraid to ask questions, ask for explanations or demonstrations if you don’t understand the first time.
I understand that we all learn in different ways and at different speeds therefore I am always happy to take time to ensure that you understand all aspects and are comfortable with the processes.