Making an Impact – Bluecoat Display Centre Outreach Workshop:
Screen-printing workshop led by Rachael Howard at The Umbrella Centre, Liverpool. Participants work to be exhibited at the Threshold Festival, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool 10 March 2013 http://thresholdfest.tumblr.com/
Making an Impact is a community outreach programme led by the Bluecoat Display Centre. It aims to engage a wide audience and reach those who may never have experienced contemporary craft in the past. For more information about the project please visit www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com
This project is made possible through the generous support of Lottery Funding through Arts Council Grants for the Arts, Granda Foundation, Hemby Trust, PH Holt Trust, Skelton Bounty, and the Eleanor Rathbone Trust.
The workshop has been fantastic – I really enjoyed it and wouldn’t normally have had the confidence to do something like this as I would assume everyone else was so much more proficient than me. In actual fact, it didn’t matter what previous experience you had, as Rachael made us all feel comfortable and able to just “go for it” and enjoy the experience. A very relaxed environment and a great teacher.
I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I had not done any art in 35 years, since I was 14. This has really encouraged me to give it a go. I’m not afraid to try something new now. It’s taught me there’s no right or wrong and we’ve all got something to give. Rachael is a really encouraging and inspiring teacher.
I will be at the Bluecoat Display Centre shopping evening tonight between 4-7pm with a display of my cushions and ties. 10% discount during the event.
I will be exhibiting my work as a guest artist at the Oxton Art Fair, Williamson Art Gallery,Slatey Road, Wirral CH43 4UE.
PV Fri 30 Nov 7-9pm, then open Sat 1 Dec 10-5pm and Sun 2 Dec 10-4pm.
Variety of free childrens workshops running over the weekend.
Illustration, Glass, Jewellery, Textiles, Photography, Printing, Painting, Ceramics.
Further details at: http://www.oxtonartfair.co.uk
Michael Brennand-Wood’s exhibition: Forever Changes on now at Ruthin Craft Centre, has a series of related Fusion Workshops including:
Line to Line: Rachael Howard
and Timothy Information Limited
Sunday 21 October
10.30 – 4.30pm £75
Rachael Howard is a textile artist whose figurative images reflect ordinary life around her. She makes energetic sketches of people, animals, flowers or buildings and translates them into textile narratives.
Timothy Information Limited is a badge maker and a lecturer. His work features a little bit of politics, a smattering of Punk, a touch of Tinguely and Dada, a pinch of Monty Python, Goons, et al and a few old machines.
Drawing. Some of us do it, some of us don’t. Some of us think we can do it and some of us think we can’t. This one day workshop takes you on a journey into the world of drawing. But fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride as we aren’t using the usual route. There won’t be a pencil or a rubber on the premises and you might get a bit dirty!
This workshop is especially for those people who think they can’t draw, those that want to explore drawing further and for those that wonder how everyday things inspire the man made world around us. A brief and details of what to bring will be provided on booking.
‘Fusion’ workshops put the unexpected together, with the emphasis on exploration. For each of the workshops there will be two artist-tutors, a supportive environment and time to experiment – who knows what might transpire.
To book your place please call 01824 704774
A group exhibition of collaborative work by textiles artists, part of Independents Liverpool Biennial 2012.