Amanda Hislop

Landscape with Amanda Hislop

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Taking sketchbooks further… developing personal character and style   AH004   £150

2 days  13/14 Sept 2018   10.00 – 16.00    second in the sketchbook series of classes

Take an intuitive approach to developing ideas in response to line colour and texture within organic or man-made forms through exploration in a concertina style sketchbook. Observe closely, looking for line texture and colour, draw to interpret chosen forms, finding the essence and exaggerating characteristics generating abstract ideas for development in personal projects.

Use line to write and record observations in descriptive notes; move on to the use of line to describe form and tone, get to know the subject and where you want to go, be free and explore those empty sketchbook pages…colour, cut tear, the adventure begins.

Abstract Field Patterns   AH005     £150

2 days Thu/Fri 7&8 Feb ’19  10.00-16.00

Take inspiration from colours and textures within field patterns to develop surfaces for mixed media and stitch. Work with a free and painterly approach to create unique sample pieces using a combination of collage with paint, drawing and stitch, hand or machine work.


Summer in Mixed Media  AH006    £150

2 days Thu/Fri 6&7 Jun ’19  10.00-16.00

Take the colours and textures of summer, blue skies, grasses, flowers and seed heads as a subject for layered mixed media surfaces. Work with collage techniques to incorporate a range of papers and fibres, adding texture to the surface. Explore ways of working with texture colour and line to create layers and depth.



Draw for Stitch  AH007    £150  

2 days Sat&Sun, 7&8 Sep ’19  10.00-16.00  third in the sketchbook series of classes

Free up and develop line drawing skills working through a series of simple drawing tasks exploring mark making as a creative tool to develop stitch language in free machine stitch techniques.

Draw to stitch, stitch to draw; develop free machine stitch skills through a series of experimental drawing and stitch samples, to increase confidence in the use of line as a language for stitch development in mixed media textiles.

We will consider what stitches can do; can the stitch be overlapped, worked in a line, worked in circles, in blocks, worked in several directions, in layers, be tight or loose, hold down threads or fabrics.