This spring I am really excited to be working with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme to deliver workshops around Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham.
(I will also be holding workshops in my own studio as usual, which will be announced soon.)
Working with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme is very close to my heart, as they bring events such as workshops, plays, music performances and more to rural communities. I have moved a lot around the country in the past, including living in rural areas, where these types of events are often hard to get to. Indeed, some of the villages I’ll be travelling to as part of the tour are close to where I have lived, my parents have lived, or where I have worked, so I’m really looking forward to visiting these areas again.
I’m delivering two different workshops for Highlights Rural Touring Scheme and am visiting 12 different locations, so if you live a bit further away from where I am based in Stanley, County Durham, hopefully you will be able to make it along to one of these workshops.
Chine collé floral lino printing workshops as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme
Chine collé is a fun lino printing technique, combining collage with lino printing. Suitable for beginners, this three hour workshop gives you the opportunity to learn this traditional art form.
You’ll learn about the tools, material and techniques needed for lino printing, before using the chine collé collage technique to make a set of unique lino prints.
The chine collé workshops take place on and at:
Sunday 4 February
Arnside Educational Institute
Church Hill, Arnside, Cumbria, LA5 0DF
Saturday 20 April
Soulby Village Hall
Soulby, Cumbria, CA17 4PL
Saturday 25 May
Allendale Village Hall
Leadgate, Allendale Town, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9PR
All of the above workshops are linked to from my ‘in person workshop‘ page, or you can book directly from the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme booking page.
Metal embossed coasters workshops as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme
Learn the art of metal embossing, whilst creating a pair of decorative coasters from aluminium. Relaxing and mindful, the workshop takes you through transferring design to the aluminium, learning the techniques of metal embossing and how to add a finish to make it look aged. This three hour workshop is suitable for beginners.
The metal embossing workshops take place on and at:
Saturday 10 February
Barningham Village Hall
Barningham, Richmond, County Durham, DL11 7DW
Sunday 11 February
Armathwaite Old School Hall
Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 9PB
Tuesday 20 February
Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute
Main Street, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3LH
Saturday 2 March
The Community Hall at Grizebeck
Grizebeck, Kirkby-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA17 7XH
Saturday 9 March
Woodland Village Hall
Middleton Road, Woodland, Bishop Auckland, DL13 5RH
Sunday 10 March
Amble Parish Hall
1 Dovecote Street, Amble, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 0DX
Tuesday 12 March
Ellingham Village Hall
Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5HA
Saturday 13 April
St Mary’s Village Hall
St Mary Lane, St Mary Park, Morpeth, NE61 6BL
Saturday 11 May
Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall
Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3HY
I look forward to welcoming you on a workshop soon!