Texture – Exploiting The Stitch with Jan Dowson

The Steel Rooms Workshops

Level: All levels from beginners onwards. Ages 16 +

Tutor: Jan Dowson

Workshop Dates and Times:

Saturday 30 June 10am – 4pm. This workshop will be in our Gallery Space

Cost: £50 plus materials.  Includes light refreshments

About The Workshop:

With tree bark as an inspirational theme it is possible to create wonderful surfaces and textures.  Although the starting point could be a whole range of things should as shells covered in barnacles, stone walls, and old gate posts as a few examples.

Exploring a combination of mixed media and stitch  we can create wonderful and exciting surfaces.

The finished work can be integrated into a bigger piece of work, landscape is a good place to use it, or simply producing a decorative panel that can be mounted and framed.

Materials:

·       Cotton/linen or felt as a base fabric

·       Bondaweb

·       Acrylic paints

·       Range of embroidery threads with a variety of thickness and appropriate colours

·       Basic sewing equipment such as scissors, needles, etc.,

·       There will also be resources available on the day

A bit about Jan:

Jan has over 20 years of teaching experience at the Grimsby Art College, North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and Community Learning in Cleethorpes also with several years as a Creative Arts  Curriculum manager. Finding it a joy and a pleasure to facilitate in the creative journey of so many learners over the years, Jan continues to deliver exciting and interesting textile workshops here at The Steel Rooms and at the Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes as well as delivering talks,  workshops and summer schools for Embroiderer’s Guilds around the Country.

Jan is also a textile artist in her own right,  exhibiting her work with great success across the years and most recently at The Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes. Working in constructed textiles, the motivation behind Jans work is to promote hand embroidery, never really feeling satisfied unless the surface is fully stitched. Although her work also involves machine embroidery, applique, and mixed media she feels working in textiles gives her flexibility; that she can create painterly effects with the added bonus of a tactile three-dimensional quality.

Jan has been awarded the ‘Winner of the Beryl Dean National Teaching Award 2015’ and ‘2014/15  Winner of the City & Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence for teaching Creative Textiles’, highly esteemed accolades which are testament to Jans work and teaching with judges comments that “Jan  generously and tirelessly inspires and enhances the learning experience”. With Jans enthusiam to teach, learn new skills and share ideas we’re sure there’s plenty to learn and enjoy in her workshops.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

Garden Willow Bird On A Stick

The Steel Rooms Workshops

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Alison Walling

Workshop Date and Time:

10am – 4pm Saturday 9 June

Cost: £55 per person, includes tools and materials and light refreshments

NEW WILLOW COURSE from Alison Walling …

Get inventive with garden decorations. You will go home with at least one bird / sculpture on a stick.

The workshop will be led by Alison Walling of Lincolnshire Willow, who has many years experience of teaching and working with willow.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

Jake Attree: A Case For Place, Landscape Issues 1. A 2 Day Workshop

A great opportunity to be led by artist Jake Attree.

For full details visit Gallery Steel Rooms website here.

3D Bird Workshop – A 2 Day Workshop with Jan Dowson

Level: All levels from beginners onwards. Ages 16 +

Tutor: Jan Dowson

Workshop Dates and Times:

A two Day Workshop Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May 10am – 4pm both days

Cost: £90 for the two days plus materials.  Includes light refreshments

About The Workshop:

Birds and nature inspired work is very current and on trend within textile art.  Exploring the lifestyle of birds can be fascinating, a lot of us feed the birds, and have an emotional response to these lovely little creatures. Isn’t it amazing to be inspired by what is outside all our homes and that we can observe from every window.  This is an  exciting opportunity to develop a unique bird to display inside the house.

Birds can be formed by making a pattern, stuffing, and finally decorating with hand stitching; a relatively simply process. This is a great opportunity to develop creative ideas such as colour, texture, shape & form and involves very basic machine stitching and hand embroidery.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and the more experienced stitchers, in a friendly and supportive environment.

There will be lots of inspirational bird images available at the workshop (course)  although if you have a particular bird that comes to your garden how about using that for your chosen bird to make.

Materials:

Basic sewing kit to include :

Scissors,

Needles & Pins

Cotton threads & embroidery threads in your choice of colours.

Scraps of fabrics suitable for the bird of your choice.

A bit about Jan:

Jan has over 20 years of teaching experience at the Grimsby Art College, North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and Community Learning in Cleethorpes also with several years as a Creative Arts  Curriculum manager. Finding it a joy and a pleasure to facilitate in the creative journey of so many learners over the years, Jan continues to deliver exciting and interesting textile workshops here at The Steel Rooms and at the Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes as well as delivering talks,  workshops and summer schools for Embroiderer’s Guilds around the Country.

Jan is also a textile artist in her own right,  exhibiting her work with great success across the years and most recently at The Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes. Working in constructed textiles, the motivation behind Jans work is to promote hand embroidery, never really feeling satisfied unless the surface is fully stitched. Although her work also involves machine embroidery, applique, and mixed media she feels working in textiles gives her flexibility; that she can create painterly effects with the added bonus of a tactile three-dimensional quality.

Jan has been awarded the ‘Winner of the Beryl Dean National Teaching Award 2015’ and ‘2014/15  Winner of the City & Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence for teaching Creative Textiles’, highly esteemed accolades which are testament to Jans work and teaching with judges comments that “Jan  generously and tirelessly inspires and enhances the learning experience”. With Jans enthusiam to teach, learn new skills and share ideas we’re sure there’s plenty to learn and enjoy in her workshops.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

Printmaking Through History with Melvyn Petterson

Workshops at The Steel Rooms

Level: All levels from Beginners to experienced

Tutor: Melvyn Petterson

Date and Time:

Saturday 30 June

10am – 1pm

Cost: £10

About the Session:

An opportunity to be taken through the history of printmaking by Melvyn Petterson, master printmaker. For this session, he will bring in examples of prints including Goya and Rembrandt, talking you through the methods behind the images right up to our contemporary age.

A stimulating mix of art history and printmaking insights suitable for printmakers – or those who just like a bit of art history.

A bit about Melvyn:

Melvyn Petterson was born in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby School of Art and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.

His works have been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad, and he has many works in public and private collections, including the British Museum.  He is a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and has had several books published, the most recent being The Instant Printmaker by Collins & Brown.

 

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

 

 

 

Masterclass Demonstration and Inspiration Session with Melvyn Petterson

Workshops at The Steel Rooms

Level: All levels from Beginners to experienced

Tutor: Melvyn Petterson

Workshop Date and Time:

Saturday 14 April

10am – 1pm

Cost: £10

About the Session:

Join master printer Melvyn Petterson for a session where he will demonstrate those techniques that only come through vast practice and secret knowledge. Moving  through a series of techniques in varying print methods from drypoint to hard and soft ground etching, Melvyn will also let you into some of those little secrets for troubleshooting and excellence in printmaking .

He will also bring along lots of examples of prints and other works to inform and inspire.

Whether you are an experienced printmaker or just considering taking the plunge, this session is sure to send you home buzzing!

A bit about Melvyn:

Melvyn Petterson was born in Cleethorpes and studied at Grimsby School of Art and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.

His works have been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad, and he has many works in public and private collections, including the British Museum.  He is a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and has had several books published, the most recent being The Instant Printmaker by Collins & Brown.

 

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

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Hand Stitched Grids with Jan Dowson

Jan Dowson Workshops at The Steel Rooms

Level: Absolute beginners and more experienced stitchers. Ages 16 +

Tutor: Jan Dowson

Workshop Date and Times:

Saturday 27 October

10am – 4pm

Cost: £50 per person + materials. Includes light refreshments

About The Workshop:

Grids full of stitches – a lovely opportunity to explore a range of embroidery stitches – explore colour by working in a pair of complimentary colours.

For the beginner it creates a lovely contemporary stitch sampler, for the more experienced stitcher a chance to work in a small grid design, challenging your skills.

Produce a colourful, rich, textured cloth. Relax and enjoy the processes…a celebration of stitch !!!

Materials:

·       Foundation fabric – felt, calico, linen

·       Embroidery threads in complimentary colours ( a pair of colours that lay opposite each other on the colour wheel i.e. yellow & purple)

·       Scraps of fabric and felt in appropriate colours

·       small beads

·       Basic sewing equipment – scissors, needles, bead needle, pins etc.,

·       Embroidery stitch books

There will be resources available on the day if you are missing any of the above list.

A bit about Jan:

Jan has over 20 years of teaching experience at the Grimsby Art College, North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and Community Learning in Cleethorpes also with several years as a Creative Arts  Curriculum manager. Finding it a joy and a pleasure to facilitate in the creative journey of so many learners over the years, Jan continues to deliver exciting and interesting textile workshops here at The Steel Rooms and at the Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes as well as delivering talks,  workshops and summer schools for Embroiderer’s Guilds around the Country.

Jan is also a textile artist in her own right,  exhibiting her work with great success across the years and most recently at The Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes. Working in constructed textiles, the motivation behind Jans work is to promote hand embroidery, never really feeling satisfied unless the surface is fully stitched. Although her work also involves machine embroidery, applique, and mixed media she feels working in textiles gives her flexibility; that she can create painterly effects with the added bonus of a tactile three-dimensional quality.

Jan has been awarded the ‘Winner of the Beryl Dean National Teaching Award 2015’ and ‘2014/15  Winner of the City & Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence for teaching Creative Textiles’, highly esteemed accolades which are testament to Jans work and teaching with judges comments that “Jan  generously and tirelessly inspires and enhances the learning experience”. With Jans enthusiam to teach, learn new skills and share ideas we’re sure there’s plenty to learn and enjoy in her workshops.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

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Exploit the Landscape with Jan Dowson

Jan Dowson Workshop at The Steel Rooms

Level: Suitable for beginners and more experienced textile makers. Ages 16 +

Tutor: Jan Dowson

Workshop Date and Times:

This is a 6 week course beginning Wednesday 5 September running up to and including Wednesday 10 October 2018

1pm – 4pm

Cost: £120 per person for the full 6 weeks + materials. Includes light refreshments

About The Workshop:

We all look at the same view and see it differently – do we really look, fully exploring the colour, texture, line and form.

During this 6 week course we are going to take a really good look at the local landscape. Developing sketches, taking photographs, making lots of notes that depict feelings and build an emotional narrative. Back in the workshop we will continue to develop ideas using mixed media. Painting fabric, identify composition. Selecting appropriate techniques and stitches in order to produce a stitched landscape. A wonderful atmospheric and thought provoking work, an emotional response to such a beautiful area of our coast.

Materials list:

  • Sketchbook
  • Range of mixed media – pencils, pens, watercolours, acrylics, oil pastels (anything you have in your art box)
  • Water pot
  • Calico & scraps of muslin, linen, hessian, small scraps of print fabric.
  • Xpandaprint
  • Bondaweb
  • Range of appropriate coloured threads
  • Basic sewing materials – scissors, needles, pins

Jan will have resources available to purchase at a small charge. I.e. bondaweb, XPandaprint

A bit about Jan:

Jan has over 20 years of teaching experience at the Grimsby Art College, North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and Community Learning in Cleethorpes also with several years as a Creative Arts  Curriculum manager. Finding it a joy and a pleasure to facilitate in the creative journey of so many learners over the years, Jan continues to deliver exciting and interesting textile workshops here at The Steel Rooms and at the Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes as well as delivering talks,  workshops and summer schools for Embroiderer’s Guilds around the Country.

Jan is also a textile artist in her own right,  exhibiting her work with great success across the years and most recently at The Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes. Working in constructed textiles, the motivation behind Jans work is to promote hand embroidery, never really feeling satisfied unless the surface is fully stitched. Although her work also involves machine embroidery, applique, and mixed media she feels working in textiles gives her flexibility; that she can create painterly effects with the added bonus of a tactile three-dimensional quality.

Jan has been awarded the ‘Winner of the Beryl Dean National Teaching Award 2015’ and ‘2014/15  Winner of the City & Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence for teaching Creative Textiles’, highly esteemed accolades which are testament to Jans work and teaching with judges comments that “Jan  generously and tirelessly inspires and enhances the learning experience”. With Jans enthusiam to teach, learn new skills and share ideas we’re sure there’s plenty to learn and enjoy in her workshops.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.

Drawing Workshops – Drawn to Art

The Steel Rooms Workshops

Level: Beginners

Tutor: Di Brookes

Workshop Dates and Times:

This is a 4 week course running every Wednesday starting 31 October running up to and including 21 November

2.30pm – 5pm

Cost: £18 per person per session or £66 for the full 4 weeks including all materials, tools and tea / coffee

About the Course:

Back to basics of drawing. A relaxed course which is ideal for beginners or to improve skills with a step by step guide. Topics covered are exploring perspectives, how to measure, shapes and shading. This course will be useful to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge and skills in any aspect of art.

A bit about Di:

Di is a local professional artist , working independently in fine art for over 21years. This has included work for Granada services, CMA magazine covers, teaching and supplying and running galleries.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop.

Birds in Stitch, Textile Workshop with Jan Dowson

The Steel Rooms Workshops

 

Level: Absolute beginners and more experienced stitchers. Ages 16 +

Tutor: Jan Dowson

Workshop Date and Times:

Saturday 31 March

10am – 4pm

Cost: £40 per person + materials. Includes light refreshments

About The Workshop:

Birds, Birds, Birds…
A lovely opportunity to make a small decorative panel.  A hand embroidered bird.  Techniques to be explored are appliqué and a range of decorative hand embroidery stitches.  An opportunity to  use up all those little scraps of fabric. Develop a small design and stitch it together.
It will be a lovely creative day with Jan looking forward to meeting you.

Please bring:
Notebook and pen
Basic sewing kit
Scraps of fabric
Embroidery threads
There will be resources available on the day too.

A bit about Jan:

Jan has over 20 years of teaching experience at the Grimsby Art College, North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe and Community Learning in Cleethorpes also with several years as a Creative Arts  Curriculum manager. Finding it a joy and a pleasure to facilitate in the creative journey of so many learners over the years, Jan continues to deliver exciting and interesting textile workshops here at The Steel Rooms and at the Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes as well as delivering talks,  workshops and summer schools for Embroiderer’s Guilds around the Country.

Jan is also a textile artist in her own right,  exhibiting her work with great success across the years and most recently at The Discovery Centre in Cleethorpes. Working in constructed textiles, the motivation behind Jans work is to promote hand embroidery, never really feeling satisfied unless the surface is fully stitched. Although her work also involves machine embroidery, applique, and mixed media she feels working in textiles gives her flexibility; that she can create painterly effects with the added bonus of a tactile three-dimensional quality.

Jan has been awarded the ‘Winner of the Beryl Dean National Teaching Award 2015’ and ‘2014/15  Winner of the City & Guilds Gold Medal of Excellence for teaching Creative Textiles’, highly esteemed accolades which are testament to Jans work and teaching with judges comments that “Jan  generously and tirelessly inspires and enhances the learning experience”. With Jans enthusiam to teach, learn new skills and share ideas we’re sure there’s plenty to learn and enjoy in her workshops.

To book a place on this or any of our other workshops, call in to our shop or telephone 01652 657256. Please note, to ensure your place is secured on any of our workshops, we ask that payment is made in full at the point of booking.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOPS

Payment is non refundable unless we are able to fill your space. In the event of cancellation no less than 14 days prior to the workshop date the credit may be transferred. If The Steel Rooms cancels a workshop you will be entitled to a full refund or to transfer payment to another workshop. If a session which has been prepaid at the discounted rate is cancelled, the discounted rate will carry over to the next workshop.