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Textile Still Life Workshop

First still life! Made in Dorset.

Duration: One day (10am - 4pm)

Price: £70

Book with: Imogen Bittner
at Imogen Bittner Studio

The Hooper Hall
Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton
DT10 2JA

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About the Course

Learn the techniques that I have developed and use in making my still life textile work.
Make your own patterns from favourite objects that you bring along (or from objects in my collection),working with painted and printed fabrics, layered and stitched in place to create vibrant and intricate arrangements.

As in my landscape courses, no specific sewing skills or sophisticated machines are necessary but please bring a machine if possible, fabrics that particularly inspire you(I will also have a good supply of fabric available) and, of course, items that you would like to work from and include in your still life.

The workshops take place in a North Dorset village hall that is near my studio and is fully equipped for comfortable and spacious working with easy access and parking.
I am a practising artist and a qualified and experienced teacher of art and can run workshops for specific textile or art groups. Please contact me for details as these can be organised to fit individual groups.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials, lunch and refreshments included.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop which was like a breath of fresh air. It was relaxed and fun but also informative and taught me a lot about using different fabrics to create a picture using only scissors and a sewing machine. It was very satisfying to leave with a piece of work that was almost complete and I now feel much more confident in experimenting further at home. Imogen is a very supportive teacher and guided me through the process, offering suggestions when needed. We also had a delicious lunch! If you like playing around with fabrics you will enjoy this. I will definitely be making a return visit.

- - #21410

Imogen is so very patient, supportive and creative on our recent workshop. What an amazing artist! She helped me to create my ‘masterpiece’ with my limited sewing and artistic skills - truly amazing! Imogen is so giving, a wonderful inspiring artist and she also provided the most scrummiest lunch which added to our day. The day went by in a flash, yet we accomplished some fabulous pictures, thank you!

- - #20671

Imogen is an excellent host and teacher. She looked after us straightaway teaching us the process and different options, she was reassuring and extremely helpful. I came away with an amazing piece of work I never imagined I would been able to create. Imogen should also consider going into catering as her lunch was gorgeous!

- - #20618

Basic still life drawing tecniques shown with a view to translating them into textiles but without the need of previous skills in this area. A really informative day where students work on individual themes at their own pace helped where necessary by Imogen who will also encourage you to maybe try things outside of your comfort zone. A pressure free day made even more enjoyable by unlimited coffee,cake and a delicious homemade lunch. I would recommend this course as a way to develop your use of colour and design skills.

- - #19881

Response from Imogen Bittner Studio:

Dy's willingness to learn a new technique resulted in an exciting and unique piece of work and her friendly attitude contributed greatly to the relaxed atmosphere of the group.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 29th September 2019
Sunday 20th October 2019
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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