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Jan
20
Sat
2018
Anna Gunnarsdottir: Felting: Lightening Wool 20 & 21 January 2018 @ Go Create New England
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm
Anna Gunnarsdottir: Felting: Lightening Wool 20 & 21 January 2018 @ Go Create New England

Internationally renowned Icelandic felter Anna Gunnarsdottir is coming to Go Create!

“When you put a light inside a form made from wool, it is very beautiful. The radiated light is charming, calming and pleasant to watch in the dark winter nights.

You will be learning to felt a shell form which you can decorate. You will learn to put an electric light inside which will be available to you in the workshop. Lighten your home with wool light.”

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Jan Clark: Takeaway Dye Day 17th February @ Go Create! New England
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Jan Clark: Takeaway Dye Day 17th February @ Go Create! New England

The idea of the workshop is to have fun and build a stash of hand dyed fat quarters. I am not going to do colour theory or dye recipes. Dyes and chemicals will be supplied and all you do is splash around and make unrepeatable happy accidents. We will scrunch dye and fill the containers in the Parfait Method and everyone can take their containers home and then wash them out.

Using thickened dye and more fat quarters (prepared with soda ash) we will experiment with painting and stamping. Each participant will receive two prepared fat quarters of cotton for this part of the workshop.

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Judy Wilford: Telling Stories – A Narrative Embroidery 24-25 February @ Go Create! New England
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

‘Burning the stubble’ Judy Wilford at Go Create

We all recall memories or impressions, fleeting or substantial, of the natural world: its
elements, its wildlife and their habitats or the marks left by man and settlement. The subject
of the story is yours to choose.
The interpretation of your subject may be realistic, impressionistic or a collage of related
images. Bring it to life using the wonderful mediums of fabric, thread and stitch.
The Workshop involves the processes of designing, constructing and stitching a ‘low relief’
panel of approx. 25x30cms.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Cathy Moon: Shibori Dyeing 3-4th March @ The Studio, Go Create! New England
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm

Come along and discover the exciting art of Shibori using different strength Indigo vats. You will learn the traditional Shibori techniques of arashi, bomaki, itajime and a variety of shibori stitching techniques. You will be able to dye your pieces in an Indigo wash vat, a medium strength vat or a dark Indigo vat or you can layer your pieces from pale blue through to dark blue. The possibilities are endless!

You will have the choice of making scarves, placemats cushion covers, t-shirts/tops.

You can bring your own 100% silk or 100% cotton fabrics, cotton t-shirts or cotton tops. 100% Linen can also be dyed.

Cathy will have silk scarves, cushion covers and place mats for sale. A material fee of $40 per student will cover the cost of Indigo, a set of comprehensive notes and use of all equipment.

Apr
7
Sat
2018
Michael Taylor: Photography in the Field @ The Studio, Go Create! New England
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm
Michael Taylor: Photography in the Field @ The Studio, Go Create! New England

This workshop is designed to get you out and about taking photos in an unfamiliar setting with an experienced and friendly tutor. The level of tuition is for raw beginners to advanced participants just looking for that edge.

The two day photography course will aim to provide a maximum amount of practical time shooting images with your camera of choice. You will get an essential set of skills to shoot on the run in the field and capture those fleeting moments that often get by before we’re ready. Create photos that require not only technical skills but open up your creativity to convey ideas and emotions that you may not normally consider possible.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Cas Holmes: Mark, Layer, Stitch: The Sketchbook workshop 11-12 April @ Go Create New England
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm
Cas Holmes: Mark, Layer, Stitch: The Sketchbook workshop 11-12 April @ Go Create New England

The overlooked details found on a daily walk or favourite place combined with the use of found materials can be rich resources for inspiration. Find beauty and meaning in things retrieved from the everyday connection to the built and natural elements of landscape

Take the fear out of creating a sketchbook or journal. Explore creative ways of developing ideas through mixed media including dyeing and staining pages, drawing with found objects, stitching and layering to open up the thought processes to the creation of your own work.

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Jette Clover: Textiles, Paper and Text 12-13 April @ Go Create New England
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm
Jette Clover: Textiles, Paper and Text 12-13 April @ Go Create New England

In this workshop we will work with both paper and fabric and the integration of these two materials. Through a variety of exercises we will explore visual and physical layering and experiment with different collage techniques. The handling of materials – the cutting, tearing, overlapping and arranging bits and pieces into a whole – reinforces the importance of the process. And this spontaneous hands-on way of working helps developing an intuitive feeling for composition.

We will use text as a visual means of communication and work with non-traditional ‘tools’ for writing and mark making.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Seraphina Martin: Solar Plate Etching 21-22 April @ Go Create! New England Studio
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm
Seraphina Martin at Go Create! New England

Seraphina Martin at Go Create! New England

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING: is a quick, simple and safe alternative to traditional etching. Rather than acids, all that is needed is the UV rays of the sun to etch a plate. Your image is applied onto transparent film, then exposed to the sun for 2.30 min.  A built in photo sensitive emulsion hardens the image in the sun. The plate is then washed in water revealing your image ready for printing on the etching press. Emphasis will be on creating images using elements from the natural world. Existing illustrations from nature on clear film will be used with natural elements such as leaves, flowers, feathers, lace. Many applications of colour rolled onto the plate will result in a stunning portfolio of prints.

May
12
Sat
2018
Jan Clark: Colour my Textile World 12-13 May @ Go Create New England
May 12 @ 9:30 am – May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Jan Clark: Colour my Textile World 12-13 May @ Go Create New England

Learn simple, but exciting ways to colour up fabric in this fun workshop. Over two days Jan will cover a multitude of techniques that can be easily recreated at home, including mono-printing, no rules screen-printing, using transfers, inks and acrylic paints. You will walk away with a stack of unique fabrics ready to be used in any of your textile projects.

May
19
Sat
2018
Mirella Vassallo: Encaustics 19-20 May @ Go Create! New England
May 19 @ 9:30 am – May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Mirella Vassallo: Encaustics 19-20 May @ Go Create! New England

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments can be added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used, then reheated in order to fuse the paint.  The word ‘encaustic’ comes from the Greek word enkaiein, meaning to burn in, referring to the process of fusing the paint.

It can be used as a luminous traditional painting medium, but it also has the potential to obscure the boundaries between mediums like no other art material, resulting in works that are just as much about painting or sculpture as they are about photography, drawing, printmaking, installation or a variety of craft techniques. Artists of all kinds are discovering its unifying potential, unique properties and versatility.

Mirella will take us through the basics of encaustics and then add more techniques such as embedding photographs. This workshop will be suited to beginners and more advanced students.

May
31
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
14
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.