Friday, 29 May 2015

Summer Workshops at the Studio

6th June Saturday
Upcycle and customise your clothes.
10 - 4pm
£40
Tutor Jacqui Engel will guide and inspire you.

Please bring an interesting selection of clothes you would like to work on.

All trimmings, buttons etc provided but you are welcome to bring your own too.

Please bring your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit including an unpicker. We will  have a few sewing machines available for those that do not own one.





June 13th - Saturday
The Art of Decoupage Workshop: Full but runs again 12th July
earn how to combine paint effects with beautiful images to transform a wooden box into something wonderful to take home.
10 - 1
Tutor is Tracey Gore
£30 for materials and box





14th June Sunday
Creative Painting Workshops
3 Hours to let go, explore and discover!
10-1pm
£35 
Tutor is Natasha Lamont
Natasha supplies all materials including a large canvas and refreshments. There is the option of £30 if you bring your own canvas, board or thick paper to paint on.  
"There are many workshops that teach you skills and technique, my workshops are not one of them. I am passionate about helping people find their creative style, this happens through being open to letting go and of having to do it right and get it perfect. I take you on a journey to meet your creative self and discover many things on the way.
A time for you to tap into your creative energy and nourish your heart and soul! Great if you are feeling a bit blocked in your life either creatively or generally or you just fancy trying something different!




June 14th: Sunday
Embroidery workshop 5/6 :colour in embroidery.
Appliqué work: Dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Persians, Greeks and the Crusades.
2-5pm
Tutor is Liz Thomas
£20 per session


Participants in the workshop will be making a Mola , a form of applique from the San Blas islands in Panama.  Molas are a 'waste-no-fabric' method of applique using layers of material. All three ways of making applique will be utilised: overlay (or traditional) applique; reverse applique, where lower layers of coloured material are exposed; inlay applique, where small pieces of coloured material are inserted under the top layer and then exposed.

20th June Saturday

Polymer Clay Workshop - flowers and cane work
10 - 4
£35 + £5 materials
Tutor is  Kerrie Venner


27th June Saturday

Crochet Workshop - all abilities welcome, beginners too!
1-4pm
£15 all materials provided
Tutor is Lerryn Gray


28th June  Sunday

Chalk Paint Effects
Expand your knowledge of chalk paints and learn advanced techniques; Crackle glaze, dark wax and Decoupage and create something beautiful to take home with you.
9-12noon
£30
Tutor is Tracey Jane Gore

Sunday June 28th 

Plaque Making
Have fun designing and making a unique personalised plaque, learn an image transfer method that can be used on lots of other things
1-4pm
£30
Tutor is Tracey Jane Gore

4th July Saturday
Felt pictures workshop
10 - 4.00
tutor is Pauline Stanley
£35 + small charge for materials


5th July Sunday

Willow Workshop: 
Traditional round fruit basket (with optional handle)
10 - 4
£45
Tutor is Cath Pratley



11th July 
Chalk Painting - furniture makeover day 
Chalk painting, stencils, distressing and finishing
10 - 4
Tutor is Tracey Gore
£60 and please bring a small piece of furniture to paint




July 12th   10-1pm   £35
Creative Painting Workshops
3 Hours to let go, explore and discover!
10-1pm
£35 
Tutor is Natasha Lamont
Natasha supplies all materials including a large canvas and refreshments. There is the option of £30 if you bring your own canvas, board or thick paper to paint on.  
"There are many workshops that teach you skills and technique, my workshops are not one of them. I am passionate about helping people find their creative style, this happens through being open to letting go and of having to do it right and get it perfect. I take you on a journey to meet your creative self and discover many things on the way.
A time for you to tap into your creative energy and nourish your heart and soul! Great if you are feeling a bit blocked in your life either creatively or generally or you just fancy trying something different!





July 12th  Sunday
The Art of Decoupage Workshop: 
Learn how to combine paint effects with beautiful images to transform a wooden box into something wonderful to take home.
2-5pm
Tutor is Tracey Gore
£35 for all materials and box


Saturday 18th July

Chalk Paint Magic:
Beginners Guide to Chalk Painting
9-12 noon
Tutor is Tracey Gore
£30 including all materials 


July 19th Sunday
Embroidery workshop 6/6 :texture in embroidery.
Mountmellick work: a form of white work dating  from the Irish potato famine.
1-4
Tutor is Liz Thomas
£20 per session


Mountmellick white work was introduced around 1830 to Ireland as a cottage industry to help women earn money during the devastating potato famine.  Worked white on white , it is a heavily textured hand-stitchery technique that displays naturalistic designs in relief. Last workshop in a series of six, which will be repeated from September 2015 as all-day sessions.


25th July Saturday
Needle Felting Wiley Fox
10 -4pm
£35 +£5 materials
Tutor is Carla Taylor



Sunday 26th July
4-colour Reduction Lino Printing
With artist Laura Joy
10 - 4
£40 all materials provided

Create an edition of vibrant & exciting Lino prints, using this technique where colours are built up by cutting away the block and printing over the top of previous colours. 

This technique is suitable for beginners but also offers an opportunity to take your Lino printing to the next level. 

This effective way of creating graphic, colourful relief prints can also be used for wood block & foam board printing, please bring these materials if you wish to work with them. 

A Lino block, tools, inks & paper will be provided. 

To book a place on any of these courses please go to our how to book page at


Download a booking form, choose your payment method and then just look forward to your course!!

For more info please email us at 
artisanstudio1@gmail.com

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

So we have one place going on Chalk Paint Furniture workshop on
31st May Sunday 

Chalk Painting - furniture makeover day

Chalk painting, stencils, distressing and finishing

10 - 4

Tutor is Tracey Gore

£50

Please bring a small item of furniture, dress for mess, all materials 

provided!

Friday, 22 May 2015



6th June Saturday
Upcycle and customise your clothes workshop
10 - 4pm
£40
Tutor Jacqui Engel will guide and inspire you.

And here are a few ideas from Artisan's Pinterest page












a few things you can do with old jumpers



Please bring your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit including an unpicker.

We will have a few sewing machines available for those that do not own one.

Upcycling

It initially developed as a way of reducing waste, particularly within the construction industry, thus benefiting the environment. But in our current economic climate it has added value as a way to reduce expenditure – why spend money on something new when you can give something old a new lease of life??
This attitude is especially applicable to the area of clothing. We live in a society of disposable clothing. Every season sees the high-street peddling more new ‘fashions’. And the consumer has to buy to keep the cycle going. This puts last years fashions in the charity shops. And we all have more clothes than we can wear.
up grading a jumper with some pretty fabric.


There is hoards of inspiration online. A simple search on Pinterest turns up all sorts of clever ways to re-fashion old items. 
You could also check out the following links:
https://www.upcyclethat.com/
http://www.personalcreations.com/blog/upcycle-your-t-shirts
http://www.allfreesewing.com/Refashioning-and-Upcycling



 A good way to use unused mens's suits


Here’s how (not necessarily in order):
1. Carve out some time.
We all need time and space to get creative. It doesn’t just happen whilst we’re running around living our busy lives. Setting aside specific time (and a space to work in) is the first step to getting into the creative zone.

2. Pull out some old clothes or scour the charity shops for appropriate items.
Everyone has things hiding out in their wardrobes that they don’t wear anymore. Sometimes we’re loathe to throw it away. Perhaps it was expensive, or we know it’s good quality. We may have simply grown out of it, but it was one of our favourites back in the day. Whatever the reason, pull it out – what’s the point of keeping it if it never gets used?
Alternatively, there’s lots of items in the charity shops that could some attention. Often there are items made of good quality material but dated style-wise. These can be especially good for upcycling as quality material is expensive these days. Look out for materials you love, and leave the style to one side.
3. Surround yourself with additional bits of fabric, trimmings, and sewing equipment.
Add-ons will help you develop something new from your old items. Whether it’s buttons, lace trimming, adding elastic, frills, sequins, embroidery, netting – anything goes! Having these items around can help inspire you and generate new ideas.
4. Get some inspiration.
There is hoards of inspiration online. A simple search on Pinterest turns up all sorts of clever ways to re-fashion old items.
You could also check out the following links:
https://www.upcyclethat.com/
http://www.personalcreations.com/blog/upcycle-your-t-shirts
http://www.allfreesewing.com/Refashioning-and-Upcycling
5. Let your imagination run free.
This can be a difficult one. Very often we get stuck before getting started. We’re afraid to make the first cut, the first seam, and we get hung up on what the end product should be.
There’s two approaches -
A. Just “get going” – if you don’t end up with something usable does it matter?? (You’re using old clothes, remember.) Try to throw yourself into the process without worrying too much about the outcome. You may end up somewhere surprising!
B. Plan your route – if you have a clear idea of what you want to make, imagine the stages you will work through to get from ‘this’, to ‘that’. It can help to list down your order of working. This approach comes with a word of warning – remain open – sometimes things don’t go according to plan, or a new possibility develops. Be prepared to change course during the process, and don’t get too attached to your desired outcome.
6. Ta-da.
Hopefully, it you attend to 1 – 5 you will end up with something new and interesting, and have had some fun along the way.
How the Upcycling workshop can help!
By booking into the workshop you’re doing Step 1 – carving out time.
For Step 2, you will need to source some old clothes, either from your wardrobe, or charity shops, and bring them to the workshop.
Step 3 – We will have additional fabric scraps, trimmings, buttons and “stuff” available for you to include in your projects.
Steps 4 & 5 – On the day, Jacky, our tutor, will be on hand to help you find inspiration, and work through your project.
a good use for old jeans pockets
Really like the uniqueness of this creation!
a beautiful way to use an old jumper







Thursday, 21 May 2015

Sewing Techniques Sessions just starting at Artisan - first one is Zips!!


Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)


Just listened to the story of this on Woman's 

Hour - great project and embroidered with 

the help of Embroidery Guild and Fine Cell 

Work which I have only just hear about.






Fabricated by many hands, from prisoners and lawyers to artists and barons, Magna Carta (An Embroidery), 13 m long , replicates in stitch the entire Wikipedia article on the Great Charter as it appeared on the document’s 799th anniversary in 2014.
The Wikipedia article regularly attracts more than 150,000 page views each month and is constantly being amended by users of the website as the debate about Magna Carta and its legacy ebbs and flows.
‘This is a snapshot of where the debate is right now,’ says Parker. ‘Echoing the communal activity that resulted in the Bayeux Tapestry, but on this occasion placing more emphasis on the word rather than the image, I wanted to create an artwork that is a contemporary interpretation of Magna Carta.’
One of Britain’s most celebrated artists, Parker works in a variety of media and is well known for her sculpture and installation in which she transforms ordinary objects into compelling works of art. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1997, elected a Royal Academician in 2009 and appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.
“Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta (An Embroidery) takes shared onscreen content  back into the world of physical things. It’s a unique project, and one of the least expected things to come out of Wikipedia! I commend the ethos of the work which echoes Wikipedia’s guiding principles of generosity, thoughtfulness, passion and tolerance. As someone who edits Wikipedia daily, to witness this huge replica of one page, frozen in time and made through collective endeavour, is humbling and should encourage everyone who sees it to reflect on collaboration, justice, fairness and equality.."Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia

Entrance Hall
The British Library - now until Sept
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB 

 http://www.bl.uk/events/cornelia-parker-magna-carta-an-embroidery


http://www.finecellwork.co.uk/

Background
Fine Cell Work (FCW) is an innovative charity and social enterprise with a unique model: we train and pay prison inmates to do professional needlework in their cells. This purposeful and creative work has a powerful impact on the rehabilitation of prisoners, giving them confidence, pride, social skills and the independence to stop reoffending. As one ‘stitcher’ recently wrote to us: “Fine Cell Work has helped me turn my life around and given me hope for the future”. Working with over 500 stitchers (97% of whom are men) in 29 prisons, FCW now has an international reputation both for prisoner rehabilitation and for the beautiful products we make.
“….The more support they (FCW) get the more able they are to bring calm, structure and inspiration to people’s lives. People whose lives really have been changed by this incredible charity”    

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Artisan Studio update


Artisan Studio is an independent community resource managed by Pauline Stanley BA (Hons) Fine Art, RNMS, NNEB, SPDip A, who works with schools, museums, AONB’s, ArtsReach, festivals, teaches art internationally, visiting tutor at Art University Bournemouth.

Artisan received initial funding from Arts Council England - 1 year's start up costs.
This enabled Artisan to explore possibilities and grow in a very natural and organic way and work out a unique sustainable working model providing low cost weekly drop-in workshops supported financially by public weekend/evening specialist workshops.

We are now 18 months old, still in our developmental stage but have strong foundations and are viable long term.

Artisan offers a wide range of weekly courses for small groups with lots of of 1-1 attention:
Aspergers  - Monday mornings 10 -12
Stroke and physical disability - Monday afternoon 2-4
Mental Health - Visions Group Wed 10 - 12
Learning Disability - Wed 1.30 - 3.30
ME/ Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Thursdays 2-4 

Home Educating families 
Tuesday 10 -12  for  5-10 year old
Tuesday 2-4pm  for 10-16 year old
Friday 1-3pm  for 5-10 year old

Each person is treated with great respect and care.
Each person really thrives at Artisan - in art but emotionally, socially, mentally and spiritually!! The children have blossomed and changed immensely!

Artisan believes that everyone should have access to a high standard of creative art, craft and textile workshops in a safe and supportive, non-judgmental studio space.

Weekend and evening specialist courses are open to all ages and abilities and include bookbinding, drawing, painting, printmaking, willow work, photography, textiles……..

Demographics
People come from the Bournemouth area but also New Forest, Dorchester, Portsmouth, and most recently Warwickshire. It is a widely valued resource.
Course costs are kept as low as possible to make the courses affordable to all.
Parents and children often attend together for some quality time.

Working in collaboration with Bournemouth University ‘HeART’ who have just completed Stage 1 of a research project on the benefits of art for stroke patients. These stroke clients have now been referred to us and have joined our Monday afternoon stroke art group at 2-4pm. BU are about to commence Stage 2 with a second group and BU will refer the next group of participants to us too.  BU Research Team are due to visit us.

Collaboration with Arts University Bournemouth
We work closely with AUB and we have 3 Arts University Bournemouth second year Fine Art Students on work experience with us. 

Working in Collaboration with Bournemouth Libraries Service. Artisan is supported and respected by Bournemouth Libraries and receive invitations to exhibit Artisan Studio’s participants work in the second floor gallery area in Bournemouth Central Library. We have had two exhibitions so far.

Arts And Health Southwest Prize. We entered and were shortlisted for the the Arts and Health South West prize of £5k.

Volunteers
2 social workers
1 Fine Arts graduate
1 lady with mental health  problems.
1 lady with depression and anxiety
We have had 3 young people who have gone on to get good paid employment after working with us.
Volunteers gain in confidence, happiness, experience and thrive in our gentle and supportive environment.

Referrals
We get many referrals from social workers, health workers, police, GP’s, Community Teams, Neighbourhood Development Officers and other Arts Organisations.

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
In 2014 Artisan was part of Arts by the Sea Festival and will be offering free family workshops for it again this year.

Police
We are supported by Bournemouth Police who are due to visit our next open evening with Mayor and Councillors etc in June. Info on Artisan is on the police website.

Tutors
Artisan now has 16 generous, highly skilled and very lovely tutors under its umbrella.

Moordown Councillors
Artisan is supported by the three Moordown Councillors and the previous Lady Mayoress attained our textile workshops.

Bournemouth Echo
We are respected and supported by Bournemouth Echo and receive weekly coverage of our activities and service.

Future Plans
To develop an art group for carers,
To develop an art group for people with dementia 
To continue working towards developing an Art on Prescription project with our local GP Practice - working with mental health patients.
To buy a printing press - saving like crazy!!
To open White Horse Ceramic Studio - ACE Funded for 1 year. Waiting for the council to grant us a lease - 8 months so far!!

Quotes

'Friendly atmosphere & very inspiring surroundings'

'High quality workshops and  great tutors".

'Artisan saved my life last year - without it I would have committed suicide.' 

'The best day I have had for a long time.'

'If I come to art on a Monday the rest of my week goes really well! '


Please contact Pauline on 07729 829 209 for more info or to arrange a visit.

Artisan Studio
1005 Wimborne Rd
Moordown BH9 2BS
Opposite the Holly Tree Pub - please come down our slope

E: artisanstudio1@gmail.com
M: 07729 829 209