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DANCING INTO ELEMENTAL ART WEEKEND WORKSHOPS near Bridport May 25th/26th 2019 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm on Sunday During these weekends we walk in the beautiful 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 2019 Salwayash Village Hall, near Bridport Dorset February 6th, 13th,27th March 13th,20th, April 3rd, 10th 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, discover the dance in you and have fun. 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. There is a good tea break in the middle of the session for chatting and making friends.
GROUP EXHIBITION at The Community Church, Poundbury, Dorchester May 10th and 11th 2019 10.30 - 4.30 This exhibition is run by Art Gallery SW an online art gallery and is in aid of Weldmar and will feature around sixty artists.
Beaminster Festival Art Exhibition June 22nd - 30th 2019 Open 10 - 5pm I shall be showing my latest textile work along with other artists who work with a variety of media in the Town Hall Beaminster.
MACHINE EMBROIDERY WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Poundbury, Dorchester (DCCA) April 23rd, 30th May 7th, 14th, 21st 2019 10 am - 4.30 pm Each workshop will be a stand alone session. However if you really want to get to grips with your machine and use it in a creative way come to several or all the sessions. We meet at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts in Poundbury, Dorchester in a very friendly atmosphere. To book any of these please go to the DCCA website, Weymouth College BUT FIRST COME TO THE TEA AND TEXTILES DAY AT DCCA on 23rd FEBRUARY 10 - 4 pm where I shall be demonstrating machine embroidery techniques and there will be a lot of tutors and artists and traders - all sorts of things to do with textiles. WORKSHOP 1 - BEGINNER'S FREE MOTION MACHINE EMBROIDERY - create patterns and designs to decorate bags cushions or make a picture. WORKSHOP 2 - PLAYING WITH STRIPES - We shall work with simple patterns from your machine, even if you only have zig-zag to create a fabric that can be decorated with free motion patterns of your own making. WORKSHOP 3 - TEXTURED LANDSCAPE PICTURE - Working with a twin needle we shall create texture on fabric that can be used in creating a landscape picture. WORKSHOP 4 - LACE, FISH AND FLOWERS - We shall create pieces of lace, flowers or fish stitching onto a soluble fabric. WORKSHOP 5 - PAINTING WITH THREAD - We shall explore a painterly approach to free motion stitching working on artist's canvas with intensive free machining using threads of different thicknesses.