WORKSHOPS IN THE MAKING
I am preparing three workshops at the moment.
The first will be exploring gilding and painting techniques/designs using medieval and ancient botanical manuscripts and encyclopedias for inspiration. We would be looking at manuscripts from different periods for inspiration as well as plants around us to create works that include painting and gilding, but also designing letters to work with our images.
The second class will be inspired by the example of William Morris. We will be looking at his body of calligraphic work and illumination and his significant contribution to design. Using his example, we will create our own works using paint, gold and calligraphy.
The third will be dedicated to Calligraphy & Crafts. I loved doing needlework alongside my mother and am fond of embroidery, weaving and quilting. Here we will look at ancient and contemporary textiles and embroidery for inspiration for design and calligraphy.