I am really pleased to have been in January issues of Mollie Makes and Cross Stitcher Magazines promoting my workshops and hen parties….
A big thank you to everyone who came to support the studios last weekend, and for braving the rain on Sunday. It was great to welcome people into my new studio for the first time.
Anyone interested in the book binding, book making and screen printing workshops I run from my studio should click here for more information.
Book Making Workshops
I had the pleasure of working with some wonderful children today at the Pound Arts arts centre in Corsham. They had great ideas and produced amazing books. I love days like today!
It was the first time I have been to Pound Arts; it’s great venue with lovely staff www.poundarts.org.uk
The Cath Kidston event I worked at in February was a success, it was a great evening of making, eating cake and shopping; a lovely environment to work in.
This is a photo of the amazing cakes we had at the event, they were lovely!
Secondary School book making and research workshop
I really enjoyed working with a group of secondary school students recently (years 7 – 11). The session was a great success, they all produced their own unique books and enjoyed using them for their research project.
They started the day by discussing how sketchbooks can be used for recording research and they investigated examples of different books and techniques I had taken in. They then set about making their own books before going out and about to collect information for possible enquiry/research projects, observing the environment around them, really looking and investigating things which often go unnoticed.
One of the participants gave the following feedback: “It is very interesting and really sets off a firework in your mind enabling you to think in a completely different way, by writing an idea down you can then reflect on it and improve.(The workshop is) well worth it, really gets you thinking!”
Book making with years 3 & 4
I was really impressed by the engagement and enthusiasm by all involved in a recent book making workshop.
I had a great day yesterday working at the Interconnected Learning Conference at the University of Bath.
It was a youth research conference aimed at helping KS 4 & 5 students to become better researchers and learners in today’s competative world. I ran workshops on using sketchbooks and journals as research tools.
Have spent today having fun with artist Bethan Sheff and two groups of children (years 5 & 6), experimenting with batik. The children produced some fab designs, which they are going to turn in to bags.