Print, Mark Making & Mixed Media workshops, Autumn 2014

During Autumn 2014 I will be running a series of workshops from my studio in Darlington DL1, County Durham. In a pleasant, calm environment you will have individual attention, clear and supportive instruction and be encouraged to learn or to extend skills using a chosen source of inspiration.

The two day workshops allow you to have extended development time to discuss and evaluate outcomes and to explore areas in response to unexpected discoveries! Considered outcomes from each workshop will provide lots of ideas for future projects in any medium.

Getting Plastered. A workshop with Maggie Smith

A Get Plastered workshop in progress at my studio in Darlington.

One day Mixed Media workshop:

There has been so much interest in the ‘Get Plastered’ workshop that I am offering another date this autumn, so if you missed out last time please book early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 30th September, 10am – 3.30pm

“Get Plastered”

A fun mixed media approach using a plaster and paint mixture to create texture and line through mark making, on both paper and fabric. Hand stitching may be experimented with before and after exploring processes using shape and texture. No previous experience necessary. £50 plus £2.50 materials.

Two day Drawing and Design workshop series:

I find in my travels that there is a fear of drawing out there and I’m often told by students that they “can’t draw”. I am also frequently asked where I get my ideas from and how I get started.

Bearing all this in mind I have put together a series of two day workshops working with simple mark making techniques and easily available materials, looking at a range of creative answers to some of these unanswered questions.

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th October,10am – 3.30pm

“Mark Making 1”

Discover and explore the potential of a wide variety of dry and wet media from an
apparently simple starting point. Learn an interpretation of traditional mark
making, using line, shape and texture, emphasising the individual quality of each
medium to generate new paths of inquiry. £90 plus £5 materials.

Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th November, 10am – 3.30pm


Explore a variety of printing techniques on different surfaces with accessible tools
and make informed, guided decisions about colour and mark to create a collection
of unique design references. £90 plus £5 materials.

Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th December, 10am – 3.30pm

“Mark Making 2”

Develop mark making through altering surfaces in many different
ways working with a wide range of hand processes. This is an opportunity to
discover a personal approach to mark making using alternative techniques and
materials. £90 plus £5 materials.

I’m an enthusiastic tutor with over twenty years of experience and welcome beginners, or those who would like to revisit and refresh, to develop new ideas and working processes.

So if your interest has been piqued you can book your place by downloading and filling in this Booking Form – Autumn 2014 then posting it, along with your payment, to me at the address provided on the form. You can also email me the completed form and I will invoice you through Paypal.

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