Student Showcase: Accordion Flag Book Workshops
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Student Showcase: Accordion Flag Book Workshops

I had a fantastic two mornings yesterday and today with the groups thatย Angela Reed of Creative Calligraphy runs in South Shields. I showed everyone how to make an accordion flag book, which is a fun structural book, that’s great for putting on display. I took plenty of art materials with me, and everyone got creative…

Student Showcase: Multi Media Journal Making Course – week 2
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Student Showcase: Multi Media Journal Making Course – week 2

We had so much fun on part two of my three week journal making course. My little studio is now full of beautiful decorative papers that we made using acrylic paints and gelli prints. Here are just a few of the papers we ade. Next week we’ll be making the journals using some of the…

Student Showcase: Multi Media Journal Making Course, week 1
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Student Showcase: Multi Media Journal Making Course, week 1

This afternoon saw the start of my three week multi media journal making course. Step one was to learn how to carve lino in order to create some hand printed fabric to create the spine of the book. We went through the basics of lino carving, how to use the tools and materials, practiced some…

Student Showcase: Mindful Messy Mandalas workshop
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Student Showcase: Mindful Messy Mandalas workshop

I had a wonderful afternoon with three lovely ladies on my ‘Mindful Messy Mandalas’ workshop. The whole aim of the workshop was to play with paints and drawing mandala motifs and to relax and enjoy playing and experimenting with the materials. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the process and created beautiful mandalas, as you can see. We…

Student Showcase: Six week Celtic knotwork drawing course for beginners โ€“ week 6
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Student Showcase: Six week Celtic knotwork drawing course for beginners โ€“ week 6

Proud teacher alert ๐Ÿ˜ It was the last lesson of my six week Celtic knotwork course at Breathing Space in Witton Gilbert this afternoon, and what a fantastic class it was! Using some of my original designs as inspiration, everyone plotted out their grids to create the artwork and got stuck in to their final…

Student Showcase: Six week Celtic knotwork drawing course for beginners โ€“ week 5
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Student Showcase: Six week Celtic knotwork drawing course for beginners โ€“ week 5

Today was week five of my six week Celtic knotwork drawing course at Breathing Space at Witton Gilbert, and my students surpassed themselves with their work! Drawing Celtic knots in a circle can be a tough challenge, yet everyone got stuck right in and created wonderful knots. I’m so proud of everyone! Next week is…