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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.

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.

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Rhonda Ellem: Repeat Handblock Printing using Shaped Blocks 1-2 September @ Go Create New England
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm
Rhonda Ellem: Repeat Handblock Printing using Shaped Blocks 1-2 September @ Go Create New England

Repeat Handblock Printing using Shaped Blocks

Print your own fabric and paper by designing your own collection of shaped lino blocks! Create these blocks using positive/negative designs and learn to plan, cut and shape them for continuous block printing.

Over the weekend, you will be able to work from your own ideas or be guided through the steps of composition, image making and colour combining. There will be lots of scope for getting creative, for handblocking onto fabrics, gift wrap and wallpaper, making fat quarters and sharing ideas.

You will be supplied with lino, fabric inks and small lengths of wall and wrapping paper.