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

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.

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Lauran Sundin: Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary & Traditional Lace Makers @ Go Create! New England
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm
Lauran Sundin: Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary & Traditional Lace Makers @ Go Create! New England

Although Lauran is a contemporary lace maker and will concentrate primarily on contemporary bobbin lace, the techniques, covered in the class, would benefit the traditional lace maker who wishes to make traditional pieces using wire. These techniques can also be used for larger dimensional sculptural pieces although she will cover small-scale jewellery applications. Lauran will explore two important aspects; focusing on the special methods of working with wire will help the student understand the structural integrity inherent to metal and its potential for dimensional design, emphasis on proper tensioning and the technique of working the wire around the pins, in a systematic manner to achieve precise stitches will be covered in detail. Additional she will cover methods for making all those wire ends “disappear”.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Kirsten Ingemar: Explorations of Sense of Place with Plant Dyeing, Imprints and Stitch 13-14 October @ Go Create! New England
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm
Kirsten Ingemar - Plant dyeing at Go Create! New England

Kirsten Ingemar – Plant dyeing at Go Create! New England

Through collected and found objects, plant material and internal processes we will explore the natural environment where we are. I will invite you to be drawn to places and things in nature and use these sensations as starting points to the mark making with natural dyes, and rust dyeing.

We will explore leaf imprints and other mark making with natural materials to integrate with hand stitching and collage. While the dye pots keeps simmering we will explore the possibilities in each sample as the pieces of cloth emerge. Let the marks and colours become starting points for the next step of the creative process.

Let yourself be stirred for more.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Vicki Taylor: Beginner Lace Making 3-4 November @ Go Create New England
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm
Vicki Taylor: Beginner Lace Making

Vicki Taylor: Beginner Lace Making

Come and learn the intricate art of bobbin lace making. Traditionally bobbin lace making was used to decorate fashion for the aristocracy of Europe from the 16th Century, later to become a form of currency worth more than gold.
Nowadays, lace can be made from all sorts of fibres including wire, crazy yarns and paper. Vicki teaches bobbin lace making in a contemporary and accessible way. This workshop will teach you some of the basics and will open your eyes to the possibilities of this intriguing art form.