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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.

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.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Jan Clark: Free Motion Freedom 22-23 September @ Go Create New England
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm
Jan Clark: Free Motion Freedom 22-23 September @ Go Create New England

Learn how to work with textures and colours, such as hand dyed cotton fabrics, silks, velvet, glitz and lace, yarns and beading.