Working from sticks or cuttings in pots and jam jars you will create a delicate textile collage. During the course you will complete still life studies with an emphasis on really looking at the subject, studying shape, colour, shadows and refraction and using drawing and photography to experiment with composition. Under the expert tuition of Emily, you will use long and short stitches to bring your work to life with texture and colour.
Emily Jo Gibbs is a British artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her delicate textiles. In her current practice Emily creates hand-stitched portraits and still life with a graphic quality, observing the quiet beauty of the overlooked. Gently advocating The Value of Making by creating work that celebrates the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things.
Emily has received significant critical acclaim and examples of her work are in The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council Collection and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston. She is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.
All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea.
2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)