Sunday, 4 January 2015

Dayschools 2015

We have four exciting dayschools for 2015, details of which are below.

Saturday 28th March 2015
Viv from Art Van Go – Basically Speaking

An introduction to the basic materials used in surface embellishment, concentrating on the most versatile mediums that can be adapted for all sorts of surfaces - including fabrics. The materials covered may include Markal Paintstiks, Bronze Powders, acrylics & texture gels, dyes & paints, Angelina Fibres etc. Their properties and processes of the materials are explained, and comparisons/contrasts to similar materials made.

Please note; due to a wedding at the Cotteridge Meeting House, this dayschool will be taking place at Northfield Meeting House, a short drive away. We will provide the address and directions for members, and may also be able to arrange to take some members there from Cotteridge who would otherwise struggle to get to the session. Please speak to Heather at a branch meeting.

Angelina fibres - image from Art Van Go
Saturday 27th June 2015
Angie Hughes Tantalising Textile Tag Books

Angie is a fabulous tutor, she has led workshops for our branch before, and is back by popular demand, showing us how to create fabulous little stitched tag books. It looks set to be a great session, and is sure to book up quickly.

Click here for the Requirements List.

Some of Angie's Tags

Saturday 10th October 2015
Helen McCook – Goldwork

Helen will be sharing goldwork techniques with us, in order to give a good introduction to the topic. For more information and pictures, please see her Facebook page and her RSN page.

Saturday 28th November 2015
Sarah Burgess – Landscapes of the Imagination

Travelling through landscape we absorb colour, shape, line and mark both consciously and unconsciously. The ancient and the contemporary, the country and the city, collide and overlap in our imaginations. Source material as the starting point for a series of mono-print sketches we will build accidental and intentional printed marks on experimental surfaces, complex paper and fabric prints incorporating text, stitch and mark can be layered, fabrics inserted, contrasts explored and shapes exaggerated to create a personal idea of landscape rather than a specific place.

Click here for the Requirements List.

One of Sarah Burgess's landscapes
Booking and Payment
To find out more about any of these dayschools, or to book onto one, please speak to Margaret at a branch meeting, or email

If you would like to book place on the dayschools, we would prefer it if you could pay either by cheque or bank transfer, as we incur fees for banking cash, which we currently do not pass on to members. If you would like the branch bank details, please speak to Anne at the next branch meeting.

To find out more about dayschools generally, please see this post.

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