This workshop is brought to you in partnership between Nichola Prested of Handmaker's Factory and Thea Bates of Art In An Hour
Is there a photo of you as a child or one your great aunt that evokes special memories? Are you a fan of nature’s excellent design work? Both of these are sources for making beautiful art in our Explore, Draw and Stitch workshop.
We will start the day with a walk through a local park exploring and gathering seedpods, flowers, leaves or bark. Using our iPads, digital cameras or even everyday magnifying glasses we will capture images to draw and later stitch into unique and beautiful art.We might prefer to ‘draw’ on our memories. A trawl through the family photo albums could reveal special pieces that evoke special memories.
Draw your discoveries on cards or cardboard, then embellish with basic machine stitching to create unique and beautiful art. Embellish you drawing with textiles, photos and collage. Make a set? Make individual pieces. They could become wonderful gifts.
Thea Bates of Art in an Hour is a qualified art teacher, visual artist and creative practitioner. She loves to engage people in their own and sometimes suppressed creativity, offering strategies and techniques that leave tentative artists surprised and amazed by what they can do. As well as teaching art in community settings, she loves to work with corporates, local government and small businesses, where they see the benefits to their staff wellbeing, and therefore to their business.
Art in an Hour is essentially a ‘juicy morsel of creative mindfulness’, to which Thea brings her extensive experience both within and outside the creative arts genre, to support participants achieve extraordinary results. One hour can become many hours; art before breakfast, art on the train. Art anywhere, anytime.