Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A workshop update

This is a quick little update on the upcoming workshops at Workaid Chesham and St Joseph's Boxmoor. 
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to publicise these. I have been working on all kinds of  new things and will have some exciting news to reveal soon.

Firstly the Workaid Workshops for 2017 and 2018. There are photos of these workshops further down on this blog.

13th and 14th October 2017

Altered Books

10am -3.30

A 2 day workshop on making Altered Books.


25th November 2017

Fabric Books

10am -3.30

A 1 day workshop on painted and embroidered

 fabric books


27thJanuary 2018

The Art of Whimsical Illustration

10am -3.30

A 1 day workshop on drawing, colouring and

 layering illustrations


24th February 2018

A Mixed Media Canvas

10am -3.30

A 1 day workshop using a variety of specialist

 materials and mixed

 media techniques to make a textured and layered canvas picture.


24th March 2018

Folk Art Embroidered Hearts


A 1 day workshop of Folk Art inspired hand

 embroidery on vintage  wool blankets using

 vintage found objects


28th April 2018

Scrap Stitching and Embroidery

10am -3.30

A 1 day workshop using precious scraps of silk

 and vintage fabrics  with hand embroidery and

 found objects.


30th June 2018

A Folk Art Painted Chair


A one day workshop using hand painting and

 stencilling to 

decorate a small wooden chair. You will need to

 supply a chair or I  may be able to source a small 

 Ercol school chair  for you at an extra cost.


Workaid, 71 Townsend Road, Chesham, Bucks,

 HP5 2AA

The Boxmoor Art Journalling Workshops are at St

Joseph's Hall,

 Horsecroft Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1NR

A very short 5 minute walk from Hemel 

Hempstead Station on the line from Euston.

Each 3 hour workshop will build on the skills 

learned previously to 

make up a very varied and comprehensive mixed

media course.

The sessions will be relaxed and fun and the

 techniques will be simple to achieve.

You will be amazed at the beautiful pages you will

 make. You will need to bring an A5 or small 

6"x6"square journal to  use.

I can provide one for £4 if you let me know in


Session times may vary so please check the times

of each workshop.

£35 per session.

21st October 2017

12pm -3pm

Starting right at the beginning of this course on

Art Journalling, 

we will learn how to apply paint and decorate the

surface of our pages using stencils. 

We will be painting the pages for using at the next

session to make 'Waterfall Pages'

18th November 2017

2pm- 5pm

At this session we will be using the pages we

decorated at the last session to make 

'Waterfall Pages' We will learn to

use punches to enhance our pages and embellish

 them with drawing techniques.

9th December 2017


At this session we will explore the use of die

cutting, layering and painting to make a textured


Saturday, 2 September 2017

New Workshops at Workaid

I am starting to book dates for the new workshops for 2017 and 2018. There will be a whole new Art Journalling Club which will build into a comprehensive mixed media course. 
I will also be teaching Art Journalling for adults, for families and in schools.
On January 27th I will also be holding a workshop on Whimsical Illustration.
We will be making hand drawn illustrations and manipulating them to make exciting multi page art.

Also coming this academic year:
Lots more mixed media, hand stitch, book making, handmade felt and folk art and embroidery on vintage textiles.
Keep watching because I'd love you to join us.