Sunday, 30 March 2014

Recent Felt Making course at Artisan studio

Dizzy, Lottie and Eve learning to felt
Lottie making felt flowers to add to a felt bag she has made for mum for mother's day

Lottie's finished bag and flowers
Mandy laying out her nuno felt scarf

Mandy's piece laid out - design finished and ready to felt.
this is Chutney....

this is Dizzy needle felting  image of Chutney onto a bag

Chutney almost finished

Chutney completed! Purrfect!
Maria in the foreground making her first piece of felt with Aisha in the background making felt jewellery

Friday, 21 March 2014

Art for all – Drawing and more….

Starting Thursday 24th April from 10.00 - 12.00 


Suitable for people of any ability, Art for All was initially conceived for those people who “can’t draw” or “wish they could …..” or have done nothing artistic for years and now lack the confidence to try. With an underlying basis of drawing, sessions will include loosening up activities and often finish with a relaxing creative exercise incorporating colour.


This is a non-judgemental, non-competitive environment, where people can learn to enjoy creating and where the sole aim is to try things, not to produce masterpieces. That aside, participants will generally be surprised at their ability, particularly after they learn a few tips, and the whole session is intended to be light hearted and enjoyable, as social as you want (it is a great way to meet people) and a haven from the stresses of everyday life.

Over the weeks sessions will cover:


·         Ways of drawing where there is no compulsion to make a masterpiece

·         Tips and techniques to help you improve even stick man drawings

·         Playing with colour, just finding out what happens

·         New ways to be creative – using unfamiliar or unusual materials

·         Light and shade 
 
£10 a session and six sessions. Payable in advance please. Total £60

Cheques made payable to The Community Art Studio. Thank you!

Booking form downloadable from the web page. 

Trish is a visiting tutor at the Arts University College Bournemouth where she teaches Life Drawing. Over the years she has taught art to a variety of people with a range of experience, ages and abilities, including degree students and people with learning disabilities. From her experience teaching animators at the AUCB and BU, her independent classes have evolved to be energetic, supportive, innovative and social, with a lively mix of activities. Classes are suitable for people from absolute beginners, who will be gently led and encouraged, and see improvement in the very first session, right through to experienced artists.



Please make booking through Artisan studio but if you need to speak to Trish her mobile number is    0775 400 5873

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hilary is a great watercolour artist and teacher and the class is suitable for abilities.



Contemporary Watercolours Course 
Starting on April  24th 
1.00- 3.00 pm
 

This course is will give you the opportunity to explore watercolour techniques in a contemporary style. Together we will look at the work of some contemporary watercolourists, examine their methods then you will utilise these within your own work. The emphasis will be on the pleasure of painterly effects and bold colour combinations to create a body of work that reflects a greater understanding of the magic of watercolour painting. 

This course is suitable for all levels, however all participants will need their own watercolours preferably Winsor & Newton artists colours - student colours are ok, but not always so strong. 

 Suggested choices are:
warm yellow - Winsor Yellow       cool yellow - Aureolin
warm red - Scarlet Lake                  cool red - Permanent Rose
warm blue - Indanthrene                cool blue - Manganese

Best to have  a warm and cold of each primary, and tubes as they are  better for mixing large quantities of wash.  Two large brushes (size 10 minimum) and at least 10 sheets of 200lb NOT paper half imperial 22" x 15" available from Artcetera in Boscombe, Hobbycraft or online. You will also need a small sketchbook, waterproof fine liner and a 2b pencil.

Course Tutor - Hilary Guess
Hilary was introduced to watercolour painting over 20 years ago; she has exhibited and sold paintings nationally as well as locally and also took part in the popular 'Watercolour Challenge' TV series. For several years Hilary was employed by Bournemouth Adult Learning as a tutor of both watercolour and mixed media classes to all levels and abilities. As a tutor she was very popular and classes were always fully subscribed!

£10 a session and six sessions payable in advance please. Total £60

Cheques made payable to The Community Art Studio
Booking form downloadable from the web page.
If you want more information from Hilary about her course her number is 07718188203

Always wanted to learn to quilt and patchwork then we have just the right course for you



Patchwork and Quilting with  the Textile Tarts
Friday 25th April from 10.00 - 12.00

Suitable for all levels
Wk 1. Colour choices and Design elements
Wk 2. Simple patterns for quilt blocks
Wk 3. Stash buster ideas
Wk 4. Faux chenille
Wk 5. Quilting techniques
Wk 6. Finishing off with flair

Leah Watts is a practicing artist and facilitator of community workshops with the Textile Tarts. Leah's passion for contemporary textiles and techniques   is obvious from her impressive sketchbooks and projects and she delights in sharing her enthusiasm with others. As a keen quilter and previous winner of awards Leah has been a member of the Quilters Guild and Embroiderers Guild for many years and has written knowledgeably on the therapeutic values of stitch.

She has exhibited and taught in Hong Kong and Bahrain and is an active member of the Bournemouth Arts Festival and performed with ‘Wolf Theatre’.

£10 a session and six sessions payable in advance please. Total £60
Cheques made payable to The Community Art Studio please
Booking form downloadable from the web page. 

If you want more information from Leah about her course her number is
0788 654 8332


Artisan Community Art Studio
1005 Wimborne Rd,
Moordown
Bournemouth 
BH9 2BS
M: 07729 829 029

Starting soon - Contemporary textile techniques - A Passion for Textiles



A great course with Leah Watts of the famous Textile Tarts!

Starts Thursday 24th April 7.00 - 9.pm

Using a selection of cottons and natural fibre fabric and paper we will take inspiration from all around us to colour and make marks (what does this mean?). There will be no right and wrong and you will be free to bind, stitch, wrap and wash with colour to your heart’s content.

Over the six weeks you will learn to print on, use resist techniques with fabric and paper, practice various ways of transferring images and using stitch, layer and work your fabrics into a collaged art quilt. No experience needed.
Please bring any fabrics such as cotton fibre, silks, linen and viscose, rayon and any threads you may like to dye. If, however, you want to buy a small selection of fabrics on the first week you can do this. There will be lots of paper to practice on and make into a reference sketchbook should you wish.

Wk 1. Colouring fabrics and paper using inspiration from the natural world.

(Small charge for dye and fabric)

Wk 2. Print and Pattern

Wk 3. Creating surfaces. fabric manipulation

Wk 4. Stitch and slash

Wk 5. Free machine embroidery

Wk 6. Making a sketchbook

Leah Watts is a practicing artist and facilitator of community workshops with the Textile Tarts. Leah's passion for contemporary textiles and techniques   is obvious from her impressive sketchbooks and projects and she delights in sharing her enthusiasm with others. As a keen quilter and previous winner of awards Leah has been a member of the Quilters Guild and Embroiderers Guild for many years and has written knowledgeably on the therapeutic values of stitch.

She has exhibited and taught in Hong Kong and Bahrain and is an active member of the Bournemouth Arts Festival and performed with ‘Wolf Theatre’.

£10 a session and six sessions payable in advance please. Total £60
Cheques made payable to The Community Art Studio
Booking form downloadable from the web page.

If you want more information from Leah about her course her number is
0788 654 8332

Monday, 10 March 2014

Book-binding day workshop.

Book-binding day workshop.
10.00 - 4.30
£35
Saturday 7th June

In this workshop, you will learn how to make 3 book forms - the concertina book, the pamphlet book and the japanese stab-stitch binding.

These books make perfect gifts and work well as photo/ keepsake albums, and can also be a great way of binding together prints or drawings.

You will have the opportunity to make your books individual and unique, and after this day workshop, you will never need to buy a notebook or sketchbook again!

Tutor: Laura Joy, artist-educator & visiting tutor at Arts University Bournemouth

All tools and materials provided, but please bring any extra papers you have which you may want to use.


Image featuring all book-forms to be taught: