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DANCING INTO ELEMENTAL ART WEEKEND WORKSHOPS near Bridport July 14th/15th, November 3rd/4th 2018 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm on Sunday This year I am planning two weekend workshops. One in high summer and the second in the dark days of November. Each will have a specific theme relating to the season and the weather. Imagine walking along a beach or standing on a cliff top viewing the coastline, the shining sea and the skimming sea gulls. During these weekends we walk in this west Dorset landscape sometimes on the coast, sometimes on the high cliffs, on top of a local hill fort or deep in ancient woodland. This is the starting point for the weekend. We savour the sights, sounds and sensations of the outdoors to inspire movement and dance which will then lead on to various art activities such as stitching, drawing, painting or writing. The weekend culminates in a group response to the initial walk. There is no need for experience in either dance or art but just a desire to be creative and have a re-creative weekend. Contact me by email if you are interested. The weekends are non-residential but there are many B and B's and camp sites close by.
LABAN BASED DANCE CLASSES FOR SPRING 2018 Jan 24th, Feb 7th and 21st, March 14th and 21st, April 11th and 25th 2018 1.30 - 4.30 pm These classes have proved to be very popular. Using Laban's approach to dance no experience is necessary just a desire to dance, be creative and discover the dance in you. Here are some quotes from participants. "Thank you for such a rich time, I loved it all." "You drew out the very best of all of us." Thank you for so much creativity and fun, and I feel terrific after it, too." We meet in the village hall at Salway Ash near Bridport west Dorset.
DORSET ART WEEKS 2018 In the Garden Shed again May 26th - June 10th 2018 Open 10.00am - 5pm but on Sundays 10.30am - 4.30pm This year as well as exhibiting my stitched textile pictures, I shall be showing various experiments I am doing with mono and screen printing on fabric and embellishing with stitch. Some of these experiments will be made into fabric books and journals. It will all be in the garden shed at Hitts Cottage, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, Dorset again, along with my daughter Caroline's stained and fused glass . Check the Bridport Open Studios website for the brochure with more details of all the artists taking part and where to find us all.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY WORKSHOPS   10am - 4pm I run workshops in machine embroidery at home in Beaminster. These are for beginners or for people who have some experience and want a refresher or need a bit of creative feeding. If you are interested in coming to a workshop please get in touch and we can arrange dates. Small groups max 4 ensure that you have individual attention. The cost is £50.00 for the day with materials, tea and coffee. Bring your own sewing machine
A SOLO EXHIBITION AT BLANDFORD MUSEUM September 1st - 15th 2018 Times TBC New work as yet unmade. How exciting! What possibilities!
GROUP EXHIBITION IN ILMINSTER September 15th - October 7th 2018 Times TBC I shall be exhibiting my textile work with two painters Jo and Jill and glass artist, Caroline in the Ilminster Meeting House Art Centre. There is a great cafe where you can have coffee, lunches and admire the wonderful art work!
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT EXHIBITION, TOWN MILL, LYME REGIS April 2018   I shall have a few pieces. Will let you know dates and times when I know.
Other open exhibitions as they come along.