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.


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
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.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

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

2nd April
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

3rd April
Tutor is Liz Thomas

Saturday 9th April
10 - 4
With tutor Laura Joy
"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"

Saturday April 16th
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.”

16th April

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
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).

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
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

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