Thursday, 19 May 2016

New website

Please be aware that Artisan has switched to a website instead of a blog so we can eventually have an online booking system, Paypal and a Calendar.

So a much improved booking and online payment system will follow soon.

Here is the link to our new website - please use it from now on as I will not be updating the current blog anymore.

http://www.artisancommunityartstudio.com/

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Follow-On Book Making evening class

Date: Starts Thursday 15 September and for a further 5 consecutive Thursdays.
Time: 6:30 - 9 pm
Cost: £80
Tutor: Susan Green

Further your skills, enrich your knowledge and boost your creativity as you learn to make even more books in this 6 week follow-on course with bookbinder Susan Green.

You’ll discover more folded book forms that you can use for artist’s books, travelogues and photo albums, you’ll learn a more intricate Japanese binding style that’s ideal for a portfolio or sketchbook, and finally you’ll make a traditional ‘cased-in’ book, great for use as a diary or journal.

Step-by-step worksheets and all materials are included - but as ever, if you have some favourite papers you’d like to use, please bring them along.

This course is suitable for anyone who has taken Susan’s introductory 6 week book making course, or Susan & Laura’s 1-day book making workshop. Each book is made over 2 weeks so it’s best to attend each session if possible.


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

M: 07729 829 209
E: artisanstudio1@gmail.com
W: http://thecommunityartstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

Please phone or email to book your place.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

New workshop just added Print, Pattern and Stamp Making workshop

Sat 5th November
10 - 1
£20
Tutor is Holly Mure

Print making is fun for any age and ability.By making your own stamps you can choose your own theme, create as little or many as you like, be creative by making your own stamps and at low cost. You can be resourceful with the things around you! Plus, you can keep using them again and again.The exciting thing about printing is the reveal! Once you’ve coloured up a design, you’re never totally sure how it will look and also every print can look different. This depends on how you apply ink, what you print onto, the colours chosen and how much pressure you add when pushing down onto the print.Learn all these things and enjoy the art of printmaking.
For a fun day of crafting and experimenting with homemade printing methods, it’s worth joining in!

Artisan Studio1005 Wimborne Rd Moordown, Bournemouth, BH9 2BSOpposite the Holly Tree Pub - please come down our slope.

Please contact Artisan for more info and to book your place. M: 07729 829 209 ~ before 10 and after 4pm please.E: artisanstudio1@gmail.com






W: http://thecommunityartstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

New workshop just added

Introduction to Lino Printing
Sat 1st October
10 - 4
£45
Tutor is Holly Mure

For those who are new to Lino cutting, this is the art of etching a design into a linoleum tile using a chiselled tool and impressing the uncarved areas onto card or chosen material. This represents the mirror image of the design.
The most simplistic design can have a big impact when it becomes a monochromatic print. You can learn how to achieve large and small etches with areas of defined detail .
If you think this is something you’d like to try then please join this introduction into Lino printing and see where it leads you.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

CROCHET WORKSHOPS AT ARTISAN STUDIO








April 16th Saturday
May 21st Saturday
June 18th Saturday
Times: 1- 4pm
Cost: 15.00 All materials provided.
Tutor: Lerryn Gray
If you have always wanted to master crochet then this is the workshop for you!
Learn how to crochet basic stitches and begin to understand patterns & terminology.
More advanced crocheters can be taught new stitches & patterns.
Handouts included.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Drawing on The Right Hand Side of the Brain

Saturday April 16th
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided


“In this workshop, which is for everyone, both beginners and advanced artists, you will explore some helpful techniques to drawing on the right hand side of the brain. These exercises are helpful to encourage anyone that they have the ability to draw or to help break out of a block to creating artwork. While learning to draw in this way will also help you to rest in the right hand side of the brain – and to create drawings without ‘thinking’ too much about it.” 

Jennette Slade is a creative practitioner based in Bournemouth – whose creative practice has so far included illustration, graphic design, animation, film shorts, portfolio website building, art direction, art retreat leading and craft group leading. 




Sunday, 3 April 2016

Needle-felt Workshops

May 8th 10-4 £45 Maisie Mole Pin cushion
July 23rd 10-4 £45 Coastal Felt
Oct 22nd 10 - 4 £45 Woodland Felt
£45 ~ All materials provided.
Tutor is Carla Taylor
Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting!

Carla will guide you step by step through the basic needle felting techniques to create your own unique needle felted creations, ready for your to take home or if you can part with them to give someone as a special gift!
A fun, creative and inspiring day!
Courses are suitable for beginners or those with some experience of needle felting.
All materials are included plus a needle felting kit that you get to keep, take home and carry on creating with.


Thursday, 31 March 2016

New workshop just added

Personalised Hessian Bags

Date: Sat 25th June
Time: 10-12
Cost: £13
Tutor: Francesca Ceo







This is a ‘no sew’ session where you will be handcrafting a beautiful personalised Hessian Jute shopping bag using beads, fabric and Bonda web.

You will be guided through the step by step process of choosing a fabric of your taste through to finishing your bag with complimenting embellishments.
There will be a variety of fabrics to choose from but if you have a favourite print you would like for your bag feel free to bring it along.
The bags are eco-friendly, hard wearing and much prettier than a carrier bag!  
All materials provided including one bag.

This would be a really lovely workshop for a mother and teenage daughter to do!

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

Please contact Artisan for more info and to book your place.

M: 07729 829 209   ~   before 10am and after 4pm please.
E: artisanstudio1@gmail.com

W: http://thecommunityartstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Stone carving workshop with Sarah Moore

Artisan has just invited Sarah Moore to do a 1 day beginners stone carving session with us in July.

Sunday 10th July
9.30 - 4.30
£55
8 places available

You will be working on a 6"x6" (approx) block of soft lime stone.
All tools provided. 
You will be able to complete carving this stone block in this session.
Please bring images/drawings as inspiration for your design.

Please bring a packed lunch and we will provide refreshments.

Sarah Moore is a qualified visual artist/sculptor,  a professional stone mason and an experienced tutor and workshop leader.
She makes and sells her stone sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces.
http://www.sarahmooresculpture.co.uk/









Thursday, 24 March 2016

We have a FABULOUS and really EXCITING
range of courses in APRIL at Artisan Studio:

DEMYSTIFYING DRAWING COURSE: Light and Shade.
2nd April
10-4pm
£42
Tutor is Sheila McGrath
Using interesting still life arrangements to develop observational skills, learn about tone; how to give your drawings form and life through use of light and shade.
Use shading as a means of expression.
Using a wide range of interesting mediums

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: white work
3rd April
10-4
£42
Tutor is Liz Thomas

LINO ETCHING WORKSHOP
Saturday 9th April
10 - 4
With tutor Laura Joy
£42
"Take your lino printing to the next level with this exciting technique which allows you to add texture and a number of tones to areas of your block. By the end of the day you will have produced an edition of prints and you will also have an opportunity to experiment with colour variations. Please bring an image to work from (A5 if possible), which can be a sketch, drawing, photo, image from a magazine, previous print etc. After the workshop you will be able to continue with this technique at home"

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE BRAIN
Saturday April 16th
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided
“In this workshop, which is for everyone, both beginners and advanced artists, you will explore some helpful techniques to drawing on the right hand side of the brain. These exercises are helpful to encourage anyone that they have the ability to draw or to help break out of a block to creating artwork. While learning to draw in this way will also help you to rest in the right hand side of the brain – and to create drawings without ‘thinking’ too much about it.”

CROCHET 
16th April
1-4pm
£15

CREATIVE PAINTING Workshops 
17th April
10-1 or 2-5
with Natasha Larment

BOOKMAKING Evening Class
Commences Thursday April 21st and the following 5 consecutive Thursdays- 6 sessions in total
6.30pm - 9 pm
£80 for 6 x 2.5 hour sessions
Tutor is Susan Green of Bound by Hand http://boundbyhand.co.uk/
The course will cover folded and sewn book forms including softcover and hardcover bindings suitable for use as journals and artist’s sketchbooks or portfolios.
The class will be suitable both for beginners and those with a
little experience.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own interesting papers such as quality wrapping paper, their own artwork, plant fibre paper, pages from old magazines, maps and books (the larger the better).

SILKSCREEN PRINTING workshop
Sunday 24th April
10 - 4
£45 all materials included.
Abi Kremer
Spend a day learning or building on prior knowledge of screen printing with the guidance of artist Abi Kremer.
Please bring at least two drawings or photographs that you would like to use as a starting point, and be prepared to have a messy but fascinating time.
Watch your images transform using a hand made stencil technique, experience the thrill of colour marbling unique to the silk screen print process. Learn how chance and ‘happy accidents’ can be controlled to create interesting end results. Each student should make up to a dozen prints to take home. You may like to bring paper doilies or thin lace to add to your experiments.

Introduction to Using WATERCOLOUR PENCILS
Saturday 30th April
10-1
Tutor is Jennette Slade
£18 all materials provided
“You may have watercolour pencils or have heard of watercolour pencils but are a bit unsure on how to use them brilliantly.
In this workshop you will have an opportunity to try some techniques and create a watercolour drawing.
Please bring 1-2 photos/pictures of inspirational scenes and watercolour pencils if you have them but all materials will be provided.”

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

New workshop just added


Smash Book Workshop
DON’T JUST SCRAP IT...SMASH IT!

9th July ~ Saturday
10 - 4
£45 - all materials provided included an A5 journal
Tutor is Holly Mure


Scrapbooking is a nice way to collect memorabilia in an album and lay it out creatively with craft accessories. However, organise your photos, tickets and keepsakes with an artistic modern twist, then Smash books are the answer.
 

Smashbooks can be for a wide variety of themes from holidays to weddings, new arrivals and special events. Whether it’s focussed around your family, pets or hobbies, your personalised smash book will keep your memories and mementos stored in an attractive album that can be put on a coffee table or book shelf, available for anytime viewing. They also make charming and thoughtful gifts for family and friends.

This session will get you started on your own Smash book which you can complete at your own leisure. You’ll need to have a theme in mind and bring with you relevant photos, plus any keepsakes (such as tickets, leaflets, notebook text) from the events you’d like to journal.


At the class you will learn about formatting page lay-outs and decorating your album. Discover colours, shapes and patterns that coordinate with your Smashbook theme. Most of all to enjoy crafting with your keepsakes and making something wonderful out of your photos and memories that can be enjoyed in years to come.

For some ideas and examples of Smash books please see