These popular courses are held in the well appointed village hall in Assington, a small village in Suffolk off the A134 between Sudbury and Colchester. They are from 10.00am - 4.00pm on both days. Places can be secured with a non-refundable deposit of £10, with the balance due no less than one month before the start of the course. Hot/cold drinks and biscuits will be available throughout the day. For lunch, students can either bring their own, visit Assington Farm Shop, or there is a very reasonable restaurant at the Barn, both of which are very conveniently just a few minutes walk down the road. TAKING BOOKINGS NOW - BOOK EARLY AS PLACES ARE LIMITED These popular courses are suitable for all abilities in a friendly working environment. For booking or further information, either email email@example.com or phone 07760304887
3/4 FEBRUARY 2018 - FAMILY PETS IN MONPRINT AND COLLAGE - £128.00 Family Pets has always been a popular topic for artists from Edward Lear's cat and Picasso's dachshund to Lucien Freud's whippet. Other well known contemporary artists include Eric Carl's Hungry Caterpiller, Mark Hearld's menagerie of animals and birds or Arabella Shand's dogs. Have fun creating a wonderfully unique and vibrant image with a fresh approach by immortailising your pet in monoprint and collage. Create a lively image with texture, line and colour. Just the tonic we need for February!
21/22 APRIL 2018 - A ROOM WITH A VIEW - £115.00 A format for artwork that has been used by a large number of artists such as Matisse, Bonnard, Ben Nicholson and Mary Fedden. It combines including a still life in the foreground and a landscape view from a window or doorway which could be anywhere you want - pure escapsim! Mixed media will be used to push the boundaries for a new approach. JUST 2 PLACES REMAINING
2/3 JUNE 2018 - MIRROR REFLECTIONS WITH MODEL - £138.00 A model will make a number of poses in front of a series of different sizes and shapes of mirror and reflective surfaces. Initial investigations with sketching and discovering interesting compositions where the reflected image could be found to be just as important as the model. This will lead to developing a dynamic work in any medium of your choice
29/30 SEPTEMBER - SET INTERIOR WITH LIGHTING - £115.00 Using large items of still life and furniture to make a 'stage set' with strong lighting to create dark shadows and highlighted areas which we will use to investigate light and dark - chiaroscuro - to make strong compositions. Strong tonal values like this have been used by artists such as Caravaggio to great dramatic effect. Any medium of your choice.
3/4 NOVEMBER 2018 - MONOPRINT AND COLLAGE WITH MODEL £140.00 A great favourite returns. Direct transfer monoprinting from the model creates a lively image with a wonderful quality of line. There will be short quick poses to get the essence of the model and to get the feel for monoprinting. Longer poses will allow time to incorporate collage which just takes the image a few steps further along to achieve some very individual and exciting work.
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT - PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ARE GOING FAST! THESE COURSES ARE SUITABLE FOR ALL ABILITIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME OR NEED FURTHER INFORMATION EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or 07760304887
'Art in Aldeburgh', Suffolk - 2 day course on 19/20 May 2018
If you are in need of a bit of 'time out' then this is the course for you!
After a very successful season last year, I have been invited back to Aldeburgh again to take part in a new programme of workshops. Enjoy sketching out in this wonderful landscape - the sea, people, boats etc, working drawings up into vibrant images with collage and mixed media in the studio Cost £195 - Refreshments and a light lunch with wine included.
Places are available. To book please contact email@example.com or 0208 950 4363
MORE COURSES IN ALDEBURGH ARE PLANNED FOR 2019. If you are interested in these wonderfully located courses email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. They are popular and get snapped up very quickly.
10 week course held every Wednesday 9.30am - 12noon - cost £70.00 at a Studio near Great Totham, nr Maldon, Essex Starting 17TH JANUARY 2018 - 1 PLACE REMAINING We work in a variety of different media and subjectmatter. The idea is to have time to try out new techniques and media and 'play'. This term we will be starting off with monprinting - back by popular demand. If you would like to join this friendly group in a very unique setting for next term, you will be very welcome.
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There is the possibility of another 'Day at the Allotments' and 'In the Apple Orchards' in the Autumn in White Colne, Nr Colchester, Essex. Dates yet to be decided but if you are interested in sketching outside, please get in touch. Time is spent outside in the landscape sketching for the morning and returning for studio time in the afternoon to work sketches up into a painting. People find sketching outside can be a wonderful experience whatever the weather.
'IN THE SUMMER GARDEN' IN MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE TUESDAY 8TH MAY 2018 10.30AM - 4.00PM £70.00 INC. REFRESHMENTS To be held at FANTASIA TEXTILES STUDIO, Unit E2, East Gores Farm, Salmons Lane, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RZ Description: A great opportunity to immortalise your favourite part of the garden working in collage and mixed media to make a very individual and vibrant image. This process will help to unlock your creativity, simplify the image and help you to think about the use of colour, texture and line. Please bring some good clear images of garden scenes and any favourite plants that have impact and shape. They need to show some detail, ie shape of petals and leaves. If you do not have a garden, you can select images of other gardens that you like. You might like to include an item of garden furniture, sculpture or pots. Maybe a gate or a pathway through to another part of the garden or a glimpse of a view. These images will be your 'starting point' from which you will develop your own unique version. See below how to book
'WOODLAND ANIMALS AND BIRDS' IN COLLAGE AND MONOPRINT TUESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2018 10.30AM - 4.00PM £70.00 INC. REFRESHMENTS To be held at FANTASIA TEXTILES STUDIO, Unit E2, East Gores Farm, Salmons Lane, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1RZ Description: Come and have lots of fun experimenting with Collage and Monoprinting and make a unique and vibrant image of your favourite birds or animals. This process will help you to simplify your image, free up your way of working and help you to think about your composition and choice of colours. Please bring along some good clear images of your chosen animals/bird(s). They need to show th shape of the animal or bird and there are many wonderful examples to choose from - deer, foxes, badgers, pheasants, pigeons, songbirds etc. Also images of their habitat which could be anywhere where your chosen creature might live ie in a woodland, by the waterside or out in a meadow or field. These images will form the 'starting point' of your piece of work.
How to book the courses at Fantasia Textile Studio with Karenza Jackson: Please email email@example.com or ring 0776030-4887 for a booking form. If you have any queries, you can email or phone me. Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and drink. There will be tea/coffee and biscuits available throughout the day. Art Materials: A suggested art materials list will be emailed at the time of booking. Parking: There is easy parking available on site.
In 2009, Karenza took part in Artstart, an Early Years Training Programme run jointly by Essex County Council and The Mercury Theatre in Colchester with nursery and reception year children. The training gave her a strong footing from which to develop and go on to work with children of all ages. She also has several years experinece in working with adults and people with special needs.
The following are a few of the projects that she has been involved in:
2002 Melton Primary School Project, Nr Woodbridge 2004 Museum of East Anglian Life Project, Stowmarket for adults/children 2006-2013 Children's ArtSmart Saturday Art Club, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2008-2013 Children's Holiday Art Workshops, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2006-2012 Printmaking Workshops, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury with children, adults from West Suffolk Minds, adults from the Bridge Project, Sudbury 2009 Early Years ArtStart Education Training Programme at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester 2009 Printmaking Workshops with children at Colchester Castle 2009-2011 Absolute Angels Montessouri Nursery Residency, Coggeshall 2009-2013 Weekly Local Art Group Sessions for adults 2010-2013 Various Workshops and Courses run from my own studio for adults 2010 Smiths Row Outreach Project, Bury St Edmunds for adults 2011-2013 Walk, Sketch and Paint Days for adults 2011 Collage/mixed media workshop with Writtle Art Group 2011-2013 School Visits for children of all ages to Gainsborough's House, Sudbury - gallery talk and art activities 2013 - Museum Club - History/Art Activities for people with special needs, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2013 - Sketchbook Building for GCSE Art from my Studio 2014 - Workshops with CO3, Colchester 2014 - ArtSmart 7-12yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2014 - Art in the Afternoons, 13-15 yrs, Gainsborough's House 2014 - Variety of Sketching/ Mixed Media and Writing Days out along Suffolk Coastline (look at www. tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more information) 2014 - Workshops for Children at the Ipswich School of Art Gallery (look at www.touchingthetide.gov.uk and www.tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more information) 2014 - Sketching/Painting Days out in the Landscape near Colchester, Essex 2015 - More Sketching/Mixed Media & Writing Days out along Suffolk Coastline (look at www.tidalmargins.wordpress.com for more info) 2015 - Workshops for Children at the Ipswich Museum 2015 - Collage and Monoprinting Course at CO3 Studios, Colchester 2015 - 2 day monoprinting workshops for children at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich. Part of the Aspire Project - John Constable's 'Salisbury Cathedral From The Meadows' 2015 - Sketching/Painting Days out in the landscape near Colchester, Essex 2015 - Sketching out in the Landscape with Tidal Margins 2015 - The Big Draw at Ipswich Museum for families - Tidal Margins 2015 - The Big Draw at Firstsite for adults 2015 - Colchester DFAS Young Arts Scheme at Holy Trinity C of E School, Fordham Heath, nr Colchester 2015 - ArtSmart 7-12 yrs Gainsborough' House, Sudbury 2015 - Art in the Afternoons, 13-15yrs, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2015 - 2 New Weekend Courses at Assington Collage and Monoprinting, Costumed Life Model 2016 - ArtSmart 7 - 12 yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2016 - Art in the Afternoons 13 - 15 yrs Gainsborough's House, Sudbury 2016 - Weekend Courses at Assington Art from the Imagination, Towards Abstraction, Monoprinting from the Model, Flower Painting with Impact, and to come: Mirror Reflections with Lighting and Experimental Drawing 2016 - Colchester DFAS Young Arts Scheme at Holy Trinity C of E School, Fordham Heath, nr Colchester - a series of workshops with primary school children and staff 2016 - Touching the Tide - Sketching Minibeasts with families and children at Minsmere RSPB Discovery Centre, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide - Painting birds with families and children at Minsmere RSPB Discovery Centre, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide Workshop for families and children at Dunwich Museum, Suffolk 2016 - Touching the Tide Workshop for families and children at Felixstowe Museum, Suffolk 2016 - Sketching out in the landscape workshop at Whites Farm, White Colne 2016 - CO3 Studios, Colchester - Monoprint/Collage - Birds 2016 - CO3 Studios, Colchester - mMonoprint/Collage - Flowers 2016 - Blackwater DFAS - teaching 8 staff 3 methods of monoprinting and demonstrating for a video 3 methods of monoprinting as a teaching tool for 600 children at the Plume School, Maldon, Essex 2017 - Weekend courses at Assington 2016/17 - Exphrasis Project - making a piece of artwork in response to a poem 2017 - Touching the Tide Workshops at Dunwich and Felixstowe Museum 2018 - The Art Society, Colchester (formerly DFAS) Young Arts Scheme - monoprinting in a day with 200 children at Nayland primary school. 2018 - Weekend courses at Assington 2018 - One Day workshops at Fantasia Textiles Studio, Coggeshall
If you would like more information on any of the above, please contact me by email.