HilaryB: Workshop Programme June 2017 - May 2018

Hilary B: Workshop Programme June 2017 – May 2018

Workshops are all priced at £60/day, which includes all the following

 

  • All workshops will run from 10am to 5pm – (access from 9.30am)
  • Lunch, tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit will be provided
  • Max 6 students – your own table and plenty of space and tutor time
  • Air conditioned studio
  • Full wet facilities
  • Daylight lighting
  • Students sitting room
  • Use of photocopier and printer
  • Easy adjustable height tables – adjust from seated to standing with just a winding handle
  • Adjustable height  swivel chairs
  • Dyes, paints, colouring products, mediums, papers and most other materials and equipment  will be provided for students
  • High end sewing machines provided  for student use (Janome MC 6600 – the same as I use)
  • Shop!!

Workshops are run from a purpose converted studio at my home in Newport, South Wales. I am 5 minutes walk from Newport railway station and only a couple of miles from the M4. Parking is available on site for up to 4 cars – and there is street parking available just up the road

Address: 4 Oakfield Road, Newport, Gwent NP20 4LY

 

Courses at a glance – more details below

v  Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette      - 6 x 2 day sessions   or

                                                                              - 12 x 1 day sessions

v  Mentoring Days -  1 each month throughout the year - book one or as many as you like

v  Boundless Beautiful Blocks - 3 day workshop

v  Can't Draw? Think Again! - 2 day workshop

v  Simple Screen Printing  - 3 day workshop

v  Monoprints and Gelli-printing - 3 day workshop

v  Stretching Simple Stencils - 2 day workshop

v  Photo Collage - 3 day workshop

v  Found Treasures – 3 day workshop

v  Christmas Silhouettes – 2 day workshop

v  Design and Make your own Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper – 2 day workshop

v  Christmas Block Printing – 2 day workshop

v  Decorate your own Home Accessories – 2 day workshop

v  Create your own sketchbooks & colouring books  - shorter weekend version

v  Create your own sketchbooks & colouring books  - 3 day workshop

v  Drawing & Cropping for Designs – 2 day workshop

v  Language of Flowers - 3 day workshop

v  Lovely, luscious, lovable leaves – 3 day workshop

v  Gelliprinting – 2 day course

 

Year long courses:

Make it Personal

These courses are designed to help you find your own voice as an artist, initially through the preparation of materials in year 1 and then in year 2 (will follow in 2018/19) studying design techniques and principles to utilise these materials. In order to achieve this it is important that we build a good relationship between tutor and student and also that you learn the full variety of techniques.  For this reason these courses are only available as block booking for the whole course

Please note there are 2 versions of this course running both running for 12 days: One is for 2 days every other month (roughly) to enable those farther away to travel. The other is for 1 day a month. I have listed the bi-monthly ones in blue to avoid confusion

Please also note that the day a month course is running twice – once as a weekday option and once as a Saturday option for those that work. I have listed the Sat options in red – again to avoid confusion!

 

Mentoring Days

These are days that you can utilise as you wish. You can book a few or more! and work with me for several months on a project you have planned, or book just one maybe to gain advice and help for a specific sticking point in your work or to learn a new technique. We can cover any of the techniques I teach and you will receive tuition and guidance to enable your development as an artist

 

June 2017

Wed 7th                                                 Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 1: Making and using Stencils part 1

 

Thurs 8th  and Friday 9th                         Make it Personal Year 1; Preparing your Palette - 2 days/bi-monthly

                                                            Session 1: Making and using Stencils

 

Sat 10th                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 1: Making and using Stencils part 1

 

Wed 21st, Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd           Boundless Beautiful Blocks

In this 3 day course we will be really pushing the boundaries with beautiful Indian wooden printing blocks and seeing how exciting they can be in our creative hands.   We will print, monoprint, rub and layer prints to make beautiful, individual materials to work with. We will then go on to lay out a hanging or wall panel using the materials we have made. This can then be stitched either by machine or hand to create a piece of unique art to be proud of

 

Wed 28th                                               Mentoring Day 1

 

July 2017

Wed 5th                                                 Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                             Session 2: Making and using Stencils part 2

 

Sat 8th                                                   Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                             Session 2: Making and using Stencils part 2

 

Mon 10th and Tues 11th                           Can’t Draw?  Think again!!

Come and let me gently instil the realisation in you that you actually can draw very nicely!! No scary stuff at all – just 2 lovely days spent learning to draw from books, from photographs and lastly from life. This course is aimed at textile makers and artists who would like to utilise the ability to draw for their textile designs and work. So on day 2 we will briefly be looking at applications for drawing in textile design, making and art

This course may just change your life – really!

Wed 12th, Thurs 13th and Fri 14th             Screen Printing

Think you can’t screen print? Think again. The first time I tried screen-printing, I failed …. how?? Truly no idea – but it put me off for a long time. But the happy truth is – it is REALLY EASY!! These three days will be spent having a somewhat irreverent, but wonderfully creative examination of the many ways we can use screens in creating personal cloth or paper

                                               

Wed 19th, Thurs 20th & Fri 21st                 Monoprints and Gelliprinting

In these three days we will really look in depth at the wonderful scope of monoprinting – including those made using a gelli plate. Every mono print is a one-off, so there is no better way to express a personal style. We will make a variety of textural and feature prints, and then use these to develop a piece of work, either on canvas, or on a felt backing

 

Wed 26th                                                Mentoring Day 2

 

Thurs 27th and Fri 28th                            Make it Personal Year 1; Preparing your Palette - 2 days/bi-monthly

                                                             Session 2: Making and using Stamps           

 

August  2017

Wed 2nd                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 3: Making and using Stamps part 1

 

Sat 5th                                                  Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 3: Making and using Stamps part 1

 

                                               

September 2017

Fri 1st                                                   Mentoring Day 3

 

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd                               Stretching Simple Stencils

Learn to make and use your own and commercial stencils and then stretch the possibilities to rattle off stunning materials all unique to you

 

Mon 11th                                              Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                           Session 4: Making and using Stamps part 2

 

Wed 13th Thurs 14th and Fri 15th            Photo Collage

During this three day course you will learn various ways to transfer your own photos onto fabric and then use them to create a wall hanging celebrating a special time, place or person. We will look at composition ideas as we build and collage our pieces and then look at finishing techniques to ensure your finished work fully integrates your images    

 

Sat 16th                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 4: Making and using Stamps part 2

                                                                                   

Wed 27th                                                     Mentoring Day 4

 

 Thurs 28th and Fri 29th                          Make it Personal Year 1; Preparing your Palette - 2 days/bi-monthly

                                                            Session 3: Monoprinting including gelli plate printing

 

October 2017

Thurs 5th and Fri 6th                              Stretching Simple Stencils

Learn to make and use your own and commercial stencils and then stretch the possibilities to rattle off stunning materials all unique to you

 

Sat 7th                                                  Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 5: Monoprinting including gelli plate printing part 1

                                                           

Mon 9th, Tues 10th and Wed 11th            Boundless Beautiful Blocks

In this 3 day course we will be really pushing the boundaries with beautiful Indian wooden printing blocks and seeing how exciting they can be in our creative hands.   We will print, monoprint, rub and layer prints to make beautiful, individual materials to work with. We will then go on to lay out a hanging or wall panel using the materials we have made. This can then be stitched either by machine or hand to create a piece of unique art

 

Wed 18th                                               Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 5: Monoprinting including gelli plate printing part 1

 

Thurs 19th                                             Mentoring Day 5

 

Mon 23rd, Tues 25th and Wed 25th           Found Treasures

If you can’t resist picking up leaves, stones, bark, sticks, cones, shells, seed pods and all the other incredibly interesting treasures to be found in our wonderful world – then this is the three days for you. We will look at what can feasibly be collected (fish rot and smell) and ways of preserving them if needed. We will also look at ways of recording finds that are transient (the rotting fish) such as printing, photographs and making lino cuts, stencils etc. Finally we will prepare canvas or paper for your collections and look at ways of mounting and displaying them. A 3 day retreat into happiness              

November 2017

Sat 18th                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 6: Monoprinting including gelli plate printing part 2

                                                           

Tues 21st                                              Mentoring Day 6

 

Wed 22nd                                              Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 6: Monoprinting including gelli plate printing part 2

 

Thurs 23rd  & Fri 24th                             Make it Personal Year 1; Preparing your Palette - 2 days/bi-monthly

                                                            Session 4: Rubbings and Resists including soy wax

 

Mon 27th & Tues 28th                             Christmas Silhouettes

Get double the value with this lovely seasonal wall hanging, which you can also use as a design to have printed onto your own Christmas cards. We will be using bright Christmassy fabrics and looking at a simple way to make abstract design layouts, which we will use to create a lively background for a seasonal silhouette We will stitch this down by machine and then add your choice of several Christmas silhouettes on top. Extra detail can then be added by hand or machine as desired. We will look briefly at mounting the work to hang on the wall and also discuss how to get the piece printed as a card.

 

Thurs 30th and Fri 1st Dec                      Design and Make your own Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper

On day one we will look at making your own designed stamps and lino cuts to use for your specials cards and wrap. We will move on to studying and sampling colour combinations and composition. On day two we will put all this into practise to make some beautiful and unique cards and wrap to give to your loved ones this Christmas. I may even get us mince pies (you will notice I did NOT say ‘make’!)

 

December 2017

Fri 1st                                                   Design and Make your own Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper

                                                            See 30th Nov for details

 

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd                               Christmas Silhouettes

Get double the value with this lovely seasonal wall hanging, which you can also use as a design to have printed onto your own Christmas cards. We will be using bright Christmassy fabrics and looking at a simple way to make abstract design layouts, which we will use to create a lively background for a seasonal silhouette We will stitch this down by machine and then add your choice of several Christmas silhouettes on top. Extra detail can then be added by hand or machine as desired. We will look briefly at mounting the work to hang on the wall and also discuss how to get the piece printed as a card

 

Tues 5th and Wed 6th                             Design and Make your own Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper

On day one we will look at making your own designed stamps and lino cuts to use for your specials cards and wrap. We will move on to studying and sampling colour combinations and composition. On day two we will put all this into practise to make some beautiful and unique cards and wrap to give to your loved ones this Christmas. I may even get us mince pies (you will notice I did NOT say ‘make’!)

 

Sat 9th and Sun 10th                              Christmas Block Printing

Come and spend a festive weekend making fabric and/or papers to use for your Christmas projects. We will use Indian wood printing blocks with fabric paints, neocolour crayons and dyes to make exciting materials to use for cards, wrapping, hangings or any other Christmas projects

 

Mon 11th and Tues 12th                          Decorate your own Home Accessories

Come and enjoy two mixed media days making your own unique home accessories. On day one we will decorate a variety of papers with paint and dye, using stencils and stamps and the rollagraph. Then on day two you can choose an accessory to work with (from a range in the shop) and learn how to cover it with your papers and achieve a really professional finish. Keep for yourself or could be a gorgeous gift for a special friend at Christmas

(NB: all dyes, paints, paper glues and sealants will be provided for this workshop – but students will need to purchase an accessory from a range available in the shop. These are all reasonable priced and range from about £3 for a mini crate or set of coasters to decorate to £15 for a beautiful perpetual calendar or tool caddy with lots more options in between)

 

Wed 13th                                               Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 7: Rubbings and Resists including soy wax part 1

 

Sat 16th                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 7: Rubbings and Resists including soy wax part 1

 

Jan 2018

Wed 3rd                                                 Mentoring Day 7

Sat 6th and Sun 7th                                     Create your own sketchbooks and colouring books for 2018

You have probably noticed the craze for adult colouring books and their promotion as relaxation/mindfulness tools. Well that is because colouring and creating are good for us - as long as we take away expectations and demands for perfection. In this lovely weekend course you will work to set yourself up with at least two books to play and colour in this year. We will use a mix of papers and fabrics and look at variety of binding methods – including a ‘wiro’ bind for which I have the machine! We will then use your choice from the gelli plate, stencils, stamps or wood blocks to set up pages for further play during the year. You could make your books themed (eg a garden or holiday journal) or general – or both! No more ‘precious’ empty books on shelves - just lots of well loved, colourful and inspiring play books

NB – this course is a shortened version of the three day workshop, especially for those who can only come at weekends. We will not be able to look at as many design ideas for filling your books and you may make less books – but we will still pack loads in!

 

Wed 10th, Turs 11th and Fri 12th               Create your own sketchbooks and colouring books for 2018

You have probably noticed the craze for adult colouring books and their promotion as relaxation/mindfulness tools. Well that is because colouring and creating are good for us - as long as we take away expectations and demands for perfection. In this lovely three day course you will work to set yourself up with a selection of books to play and colour in this year. We will use a mix of papers and fabrics and look at variety of binding methods – including a ‘wiro’ bind for which I have the machine! We will then use the gelli plate, stencils, stamps and wood blocks to set up pages for further play during the year. You could make your books themed (eg a garden or holiday journal) or general – or both! No more ‘precious’ empty books on shelves - just lots of well loved, colourful and inspiring play books

 

Wed 17th                                               Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 8: Rubbings and Resists including soy wax part 2

 

Thurs 18th and Fri 19th                           Make it Personal Year 1; Preparing your Palette - 2 days/bi-monthly

                                                            Session 5: Screen Printing

 

Sat 20th                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 8: Rubbings and Resists including soy wax part 2

 

Wed 31st                                               Mentoring Day 8

 

February 2018

Thurs 1st and Fri 2nd                             Drawing & Cropping for Designs

Learn some simple techniques for developing your own semi abstracted designs. We will use simple drawing and cropping techniques to develop ideas and then make coloured papers and/or fabric to use for making detailed designs/small pieces

 

Sat 3rd                                                  Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 9: Screen Prints part 1

 

Wed 7th                                                       Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 9: Screen Prints part 1

 

Wed 21st, Thurs 22nd and Fri 23rd           Monoprints and Gelliprinting

In these three days we will really look in depth at the wonderful scope of monoprinting – including those made using a gelli plate. Every mono print is a one-off, so there is no better way to express a personal style. We will make a variety of textural and feature prints, and then use these to develop a piece of work, either on canvas, or on a felt backing

 

Wed 28th                                               Mentoring Day 9

 

March 2018

Sat 3rd and Sun 4th                                Drawing & Cropping for Designs

Learn some simple techniques for developing your own semi abstracted designs. We will use simple drawing and cropping techniques to develop ideas and then make coloured papers and/or fabric to use for making detailed designs/small pieces

 

Wed 7th                                                 Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

                                                            Session 10: Screen Prints part 2

 

Thurs 8th and Fri 9th                              Make it Personal Year 1; Preparing your Palette - 2 days/bi-monthly

                                                            Session 6:  Working back into pieces and evaluating your palette

 

Sat 10th                                                Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 10: Screen Prints part 2

                                                           

Wed 14th, Thurs 15th and Fri 16th            Language of Flowers

Come and spend 3 lovely days creating a collaged message using vintage fabrics and thread sketched flowers based on the traditional Victorian tradition of flowers having concealed messages

(NB No art skill needed for this course – but some familiarity with free motion stitching is necessary  ... although you don’t need to be an expert!)

 

Wed 28th                                               Mentoring Day 10

 

Thurs 29th and Fri 30th                           Simply Stunning Stencils

Learn to make and use your own and commercial stencils to rattle off stunning materials all unique to you

 

April 2018

Wed 4th                                                 Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

Session 11:  Working back into pieces and evaluating your palette    part 1

 

Sat 7th                                                  Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                            Session 11:  Working back into pieces and evaluating your palette    part 1

                                                           

Wed 11th, Thurs 12th and Fri 13th            Photo Collage

During this three day course you will learn various ways to transfer your own photos onto fabric and then use them to create a wall hanging celebrating a special time, place or person. We will look at composition ideas as we build and collage our pieces and then look at finishing techniques to ensure your finished work fully integrates your images    

 

Wed 25th                                               Mentoring Day 11

 

May 2018

Wed 2nd, Thurs 3rd and For 4th                Lovely, Luscious, Lovable Leaves

Come and spend 3 indulgent days investigating the many ways we can use leaves, fresh and dried in our art and design work. We will print with them, gellip them and make stencils from them. We will paint them, wax them, get them in glycerine and burnish them gold and silver. We will stitch into them and preserve and mount them on canvas, paper and in our sketchbooks. Timed to coincide with the leaves appearing new, fresh and in glorious colours - truly no leaf will be left unturned!

 

Sat 5th and Sun 6th                                 Gelliprinting

Come and spend a joyous weekend finding out all the different ways you can make prints using your gelliplate. We will look at texture printing: using stencils, stamps and blocks and gorgeous nature prints. I will warn the garden you are coming!!

                                               

Wed 9th                                                  Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month

Session 12:  Working back into pieces and evaluating your palette part 2

 

Sat 12th                                                 Make it Personal Year 1: Preparing your Palette – I day/month/Sat group

                                                             Session 12:  Working back into pieces and evaluating your palette part 2

 

Wed 30th                                                Mentoring Day 12

 

Cancellations:

I realise that sometimes students have to cancel and want to do the best I can to accommodate that. So I have a very simple cancellation policy: If I can refill your place then you will get a full refund no matter when you cancel. If I can’t then I will keep a 10% admin fee and you can keep the 90% of the amount as a credit to use against another course.  I hope that seems fair to us all!

Payment:

All courses are paid for in advance at the time of booking – including the full amount for the longer courses. I know this may seem harsh – but I have pondered long and hard and any other way is just not practical for me. Courses can be purchased via my online shop: www.hilarybshop.co.uk or via email to: hilarybeattie@ntlworld.com.

New Workshops:

I will be adding new workshops to the 2018 programme as I see which courses are most popular.                        

I will also run a waiting list for each workshop if it is oversubscribed

And I will try to re-run any courses that book up fast – but my time is stretched very tightly so I can’t guarantee this. The only way to be certain of attending a workshop is to book it!

More workshop information and any requirements lists will be sent out at least 2 months before the workshop together with a list of possible places to stay. Any queries please email me at hilarybeattie@ntlworld.com

Hope to see you here in sunny Wales!! – Hilary x