Understanding and Using Colour with Hila...
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Understanding and Using Colour with Hilary Beattie Brought to you by Immediate Live Masterclasses Colour is an essential part of the work of any artist, crafter or creative. Understanding and Using Colour will equip you with a working knowledge of colour theory and its practical application, instilling the confidence in you to use colour in a personal way in your own working practice. WATCH TRAILER About Colour is an essential part of the work of any artist, crafter or creative and understanding and using colour as a tool to increase the power of your craft can be a difficult skill to master.Textile and mixed media artist Hilary Beattie will develop your understanding of the colour wheel, clarify the importance of warm vs. cool and transparency vs. opacity. You will master the art of mixing and appreciate the possibilities of the hundreds of colours you can create from the basics, particularly when utilising tints, tones and shades. Through the various exercises within this Masterclass, you will learn to identify and match colours in primary and secondary sources, creating your own resource books to guide you into your future and ongoing work.This series will equip you with a working knowledge of colour theory and its practical application, instilling the confidence in you to use colour in a personal way in your own working practice.Level: All levelsPrice: £150 Session overview Colour Wheel; Primary and Secondary ColoursPrimaries & Secondaries: PracticalColour SchemesColour Scheme PracticalMonotones: Tints, Tones & ShadesPracticalColour and ValueCreating Neutrals and Harmonising a PaletteOpacity and TransparencyColour Sampling, Colour Schemes and Review FIND OUT MORE What's included: By purchasing this Masterclass, you will gain unlimited access to this On-Demand series, with opportunities to interact directly with Hilary during one of our regular ‘Meet the Tutor’ live sessions. Once you have purchased the Masterclass, we will keep in touch so that you know when the next live tutor session is taking place. These live sessions will be free to attend for Masterclass purchasers.10 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 10 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease. Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Dionne Swift Originating from Yorkshire and now based in Newport, South Wales, Hilary Beattie is an artist with an appetite for creating, teaching and exhibiting her work. With a visually orientated approach to creating, Hilary seeks to share her views and experiences with others through her passions: colour, form and imagery. She achieves this through a mixed media approach and palette, adapting her medium of choice depending on the message which she wishes to share.Hilary’s work centres around her view of the world as a beautiful place, despite its sometimes-ugly aspects. Hilary is fanatical about making her own materials and uses paint, dye and collage extensively. On these bases she adds more layers, including stitch, to build up complex visual stories, often producing vivid and graphic works.Further to her work as an artist, Hilary is an author of three books Make it Personal 1 & 2, and The Gentle Art of Gelliping, with a fourth book underway. She also owns a teaching studio and shop Hilary B: Original Art & Design, which sells a range of products that Hilary has designed and/or produced, as well as some tools that she uses in her work. Through Hilary’s studio avid textile artists can also find teaching workshops and a few special ‘retreats’ which take place annually. FIND OUT MORE
Observe and Stitch: Landscapes with Dion...
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Observe and Stitch: Landscapes with Dionne Swift Brought to you by Immediate Live Masterclasses Follow Dionne Swift’s journey of creativity: helping you to develop your powers of observation, whilst discovering more of the world around you by seeking out new ways of drawing and mark making. Find an honesty in your creative practice through a deep connection with Landscape. WATCH TRAILER About Exploring drawing and the translation of visual ideas into paper and cloth. This masterclass follows Dionne Swift’s intimate creative journey, giving you a window into her artistic practice. Together you’ll develop your powers of observation, whilst discovering more of the world around you by seeking out new ways of drawing and mark making. Find an honesty in your creative practice through a deep connection with Landscape.This masterclass is perfect for those curious as to how they might develop their own creativity, and those with a desire to find truth, focus and independence in their work. Dionne guides you in finding your unique creative process and voice, including how to lose yourself in your artwork, translating drawings into textiles.Level: Intermediate/AdvancedPrice: £150 What you'll learn: To encourage & enable confidence in your individual creative processTo illustrate a new dialogue through observation and acute awareness of subjectTo illustrate a direct correlation between observation, drawing and translation to textilesProcess is everything – it’s that intimate connection between you and your subject that offers profound substance to this endeavourIndulgence in the moment, in the act of making and observing work on paper and on cloth FIND OUT MORE What's included: By purchasing this Masterclass, you will gain unlimited access to this On-Demand series, with opportunities to interact directly with Dionne during one of our regular ‘Meet the Tutor’ live sessions. Once you have purchased the Masterclass, we will keep in touch so that you know when the next live tutor session is taking place. These live sessions will be free to attend for Masterclass purchasers.10 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 10 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease. Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Dionne Swift Dionne uses the scale, emotion and energy of Landscapes to inspire energetic drawings and textiles. The power of the elements: wind, rain, sea are translated into layers of intuitive marks: on paper and on cloth. Thread colours and textures entwine to produce a vibrant and dynamic surface with tones visually mixing and revealing themselves hence captivating and entrancing the viewer. Dionne sews as she draws, draws as she sews – using her sewing machine as a mark making tool. Embroidery need not be a slow, static meditation but lively, vibrant and effervescent.Gold winner of Craft & Design Magazine’s SELECTED awards Textile Artist: Dionne Swift is a graduate of Goldsmith’s College, London University, she has a Masters in Textiles from UCE, Birmingham and has over 30 years of creative practice experience. Now based in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, she exhibits and tutors internationally. FIND OUT MORE
Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility wit...
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Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility with Daniella Woolf Encaustic is a mixed media technique whereby paint or pigment is added to hot beeswax which is then applied to a surface. This workshop will introduce you to the ancient technique of encaustic, where you will dip, brush, stamp, stitch, etch and apply clear and coloured encaustic wax. You will finish the course loaded with inspiration and bursting with ideas! In association with Galli Creative BUY WORKSHOP About The Workshop “Encaustic with a Textile Sensibility” featuring Daniella Woolf is a wonderful exploration of everything from the fundamentals of studio setup through a range of projects designed to keep you busy for hours with your hot wax. Twelve sections of instruction — rust, stencils, embellishing, transfers, 3D, stitch, studio practice and many themes are explored in this 2-hour workshop with accompanying eBook to guide you step by step.Daniella finds inspiration in the world around her as she walks along the beaches and through the groves of eucalyptus trees that grow along the Santa Cruz, California bluffs.  Mom’s old checks and objects left by her neighbours on her porch find their way into this workshop and her wax pot as she stitches, mounts and transfers them lovingly to create original encaustic works of art.  Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £33 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Setting up your encaustic studioEncaustic safetyThe history of encaustic painting / encaustic wax Encaustic tools and appliancesSizing (preparing) encaustic panelsAdding a paper foundation to your panelRust and encausticWorking with colour (encaustic pigment)TransfersDeveloping line, pattern and depth in your waxShredded and diced paper encaustic panelsInspiration from nature: Eucalyptus leaves (stitched encaustic)Inspiration from family: Cancelled checks, recipe cards and moreInspiration from friends: Things left on Daniella’s porch3-Dimensional encaustic and where to go from here What's included: 2 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 12 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease. 72-page e-book  Comprehensive materials list PREVIEW E-BOOK RESOURCE & MATERIALS LIST Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Daniella Woolf Daniella Woolf is an encaustic, paper and mixed media textile artist. She describes her work as ‘an amalgamation of materiality, mathematics and repetition’ and her preferred medium is encaustic because of the versatility it offers. The author of several books on encaustic art and surface design, Daniella lives in Santa Cruz, California. BUY WORKSHOP
The Encaustic Minimalist with Daniella W...
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'The Encaustic Minimalist' with Daniella Woolf Encaustic is a mixed media technique whereby paint or pigment is added to hot beeswax which is then applied to a surface. This workshop is designed for those wishing to give encaustic a try, in a series of mini workshops that can be ‘dipped into’ in your own time. It is the ideal investment for an artist who desires to broaden their portfolio and create some wonderful art with minimal investment of materials. In association with Galli Creative buy workshop About ‘The Encaustic Minimalist’ with Daniella Woolf is a series of mini-workshops each designed to help you learn and enjoy the art of working with encaustic wax.  India Ink, the Encaustic pen tool and attachments, stencils and metallics are explored in a series of demonstrations and suggested projects. Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £35 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Creating a paper napkin collageMaking doughnuts with the pen toolEncaustic and India inkWorking three panels at onceEncaustic pen tool: explained and demonstratedFlecking watercolour pencils on fabricUsing spray mists for added blingCreating watercolour substrates on your panelStencils and India inkWorking with stencils before encausticWorking with stencils after encausticCreating an encaustic work on paperDry brush strokeApplying metallic foils to encaustic artRepurposing art with encaustic pigments What's included: 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 10 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease. 100-page e-book  Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.   Getting started Click below to see the list of things you will need to get started.   RESOURCE & MATERIALS LIST Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Daniella Woolf Daniella Woolf is an artist, author, curator and instructor in encaustic, fiber and mixed media. She describes her work as ‘an amalgamation of materiality, mathematics and repetition’ and her preferred medium is encaustic because of the versatility it offers. Daniella is currently exploring stenciling and multi-dimensional paper mixed media art as well as enjoying the beaches and bluffs of her hometown, Santa Cruz, California. BUY WORKSHOP
Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney M...
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Soy Wax Inspirations with Susan Purney Mark Soy wax is an environmentally friendly, versatile resist technique which can be used in quilting, surface design and wearable art projects. This workshop will explore a variety of resist techniques which can be used to create unique effects on cloth. You will even learn how to translate them into finished fabrics for your quilts or surface design work.  In association with Galli Creative BUY WORKSHOP About Easy to use, clean and 100% eco-friendly, soy wax is a fun and versatile technique to use in quilting, surface design and wearable art projects.Susan Purney Mark will teach you how to use soy wax as a resist for batik, silk screening, mark making, clamping, pole-wrapped shibori and more.You’ll try everything from scrunching, knotting, clamping, stitching and even poking your fabrics through plastic grids; to  dipping, stamping and brushing wax onto your fabrics before and after applying dyes.Learn how to prepare your own dyes and thickened paints, how to create print tables and colour charts, plus, how to batch and finish your fabrics. Works with all cold dye products.Each fabric is a wonderful exploration of colour and design.  Soy Wax works with batik tools, Susan also demonstrates how to use traditional wax pens with soy wax in developing a colour grid. After you’ve mastered the basics, you will combine soy wax with other techniques such as sun printing with textile paints, discharge and soy wax, and Dy-Na-Flow which further explores the many uses of soy wax in surface design projects.Finally, Susan provides some understanding in how she translates her fabrics into finished fabrics as she moves beyond soy wax and further into quilting and surface design projects.Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £31 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Soy Wax for Fabric DyeingPreparing your Dye SolutionsColour Charts & Print TablesMaking Marks with Soy WaxSoy Wax and Batik ToolsBuilding Gradients and Soy Wax Make-oversGrids and Other DevicesJapanese Stitch Resist & Pole-wrapped ResistSun Printing with Soy WaxCreate Soy Wax Silk ScreensDeveloping Fabrics with Soy WaxSoy Wax on Silk What's included: 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 23 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease.232-page e-book Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.   Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Susan Purney Mark Susan Purney Mark is a textile artist, quilt artist, and instructor. Based in British Columbia, Susan is the winner of the National Quilt Canada award for her quilt, ‘A Bridge between Equals’ which features hand dyed fabrics with a soy wax resist, stitch and screen printing.  BUY WORKSHOP
Cloth Doll Mermaids with Patti Medaris C...
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Cloth Doll Mermaids with Patti Medaris Culea Making cloth dolls is a fun and rewarding way to incorporate multiple techniques, including sculpting, stitching, stencilling and embellishing. This workshop will teach you Patti’s signature techniques, including how to colour and accent the doll’s face, stamping and stencilling the torso and tail, and embellishing with embroidery and beading.  In association with Galli Creative BUY WORKSHOP About Join Patti on this wonderful journey and learn how to make your very own Cloth Doll Mermaid with Patti Medaris Culea.Suitable for all levels, this is a great project to expanding your mixed media skills and creativity in doll making, with plenty of transferrable skills along the way.This step-by-step online workshop and eBook from Patti Medaris Culea will reveal her signature techniques whilst teaching you how to create fabulous cloth doll mermaids, a gorgeous starfish perch and a felted pin cushion. Level: Suitable for all levels, for beginners through to intermediate and advance.Price: £26 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more!  What you'll learn: Laying out the Doll PatternChoosing Fabrics & MaterialsShaping, Sewing and Stuffing the Mermaid BodySewing, Stuffing and Painting the Mermaid’s FaceStamping and Stencilling tail fabricsEmbellishing the Mermaid Body with Embroidery and BeadworkSelecting and adding the hairMaking the Mermaid’s HeadpieceWorking with Organza and Beads to make Wrist CuffsMaking the Mermaid’s Organza TailfinsBringing it All TogetherSewing, Stuffing & Beading the Starfish PerchBonus! Making the Starfish Felted Pincushion What's included: 2.5 hours of video tutorials. The sessions have been split into 18 bitesize sessions, meaning you can navigate and watch specific sections again at ease 60-page e-book  Doll, perch and pincushion patterns Comprehensive material list of things you will need to get started.  Unlimited access until 31 December 2021.   PREVIEW E-BOOK Access to the sessions The on-demand recordings will be available until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. About the Tutor: Patti Medaris Culea For more than 40 years Patti Medaris Culea has been teaching cloth doll making, drawing, gift creation and more.  She is the author of 7 books on cloth doll making, beading and making doll clothes, numerous DVDs and has more than 100 doll patterns available with dealers worldwide.   BUY WORKSHOP
Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes
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Exploring Fiber Reactive Dyes with Claire Benn Fiber Reactive Dyes are a great resource for producing results that are colorfast and very washable. With a basic understanding of how things work, you will begin to see better results in your projects. This workshop series is perfect for beginners who want to achieve great results from using fiber reactive dyes with both cloth (natural fibers) and other natural raw materials such as paper, reeds, caning (or even wood) as well as experienced fiber artists who want to improve their practice when working with fiber reactive dyes. In association with Galli Productions BUY WORKSHOP About Join Claire Benn for this series of workshops designed to demystify the processes and materials used to achieve the best results when using fiver reactive dyes.  Learn a variety of techniques including silk screening, gradations, colour charts and mark making, plus ,various dyeing methods such as bucket, table and washing machine. Thus us one of the most comprehensive workshops on working with fibre reactive (Procion MX) dyes and a great opportunity to learn new techniques to create unique fabrics that you can use in a variety of future projects. Level: Suitable for all levels, with sections for beginners through to intermediate and advance. Price: £40 (plus £1.50 booking fee) Watch the trailer to find out more! What you'll learn: Workshop IntroductionCloth & Preparation for DyeingIngredients for Fibre Reactive DyeingBucket Dyeing: Low vs. High Water Immersion DyeingTray Dyeing for Smooth and Textured FinishesDyeing a Serial GradationDyeing in the Washing Machine & Over-dyeingMaking Liquid and Thickened Dye Paint Surface design and colour development exercises including: Working Black Dye on White FabricFundamentals of Screen Printing with Thickened DyesScraping, Brushing, Marking: Working Wet on WetDry Brush TechniqueUnderstanding Color Theory: The Color TartanProcion MX Color MixingComplex Colors, Neutrals & Gray MattersBlack, Neutrals & Shades of Gray What's included: More than 7 hours of detailed video instruction 100-page STUDY GUIDE which is provided in PDF formatRecipes and methodsBench reference guideDye ChartAccess to the on-demand until 11:59pm (GMT) on 31 December 2021. PREVIEW E-BOOK BUY WORKSHOP

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