End of January already!

How can we be at the end of January, it feels as though we have only just put the Xmas decs away … February sees the start of the new years’ classes so things are revving up now, my Creative Textiles and Procion Printing long courses are starting again this week, as is Mel’s life drawing … Amanda Hislop returns to the Granary to teach her ‘Imagined Seascapes’ too…

Caroline Bell is offering a brand new class titled ‘Natural dyeing ‘ in response to requests from preious students .. she has spaces on this, so if you are interested in dyeing rather than printing, then come along to try it out ..two tuesdays 13 & 20 Feb, more details in the classes section of this website, it is £100 for the two days, all dyes included.. should be a great couple of days, let me know if you are interested.

The life drawing is roughly once a month and although we have a nucleus of regular students there are often the odd space so if you wish to go on that email list offering these spaces, please contact me..

thats it for now, more things coming up in March, will let you know at the end of feb

get creative

susan x

 

 

 

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A belated Merry Christmas and some classes for you to Consider

sorry to have been so quiet, I lost my hard drive on the approach to Christmas and it has taken me a long time to recover my information!

Anyway, Merry Christmas now, I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I had a good one staying with my kids for the first time , after cooking 37 turkeys on the trot, I was cooked for by my son-in law… very different and very wonderful…

I have  at long last sent out a newsletter to my followers and updated the website accordingly…

First, I introduced Heather Chalkley, who is coming at the end of January to teach a fabulous exotic bird picture, bright and cheerful in these dark days, I expect this workshop to be very popular as I have had quite a few requests to bring patchwork and quilting to the Granary Studio.. in fact the bookings for this have already started! I hope this will be the first of many workshops from Heather… do visit the Classes page to find out more

I have some upcoming classes in January with spaces, listed here, so , if you are interested, do please get in touch.. as follows:

16th Jan     Eco-Stitch taught by Caroline Bell,       a lovely relaxing day, bringing together all those samples you have created in the summer months when there were leaves on the trees!

20th Jan   Life Drawing for beginners,  1space only, taught by Mel Rose,      if you have always fancied a go at life drawing, Mel is a lovely sympathetic and inspiring tutor, so do come and join in the fun

26-28 Jan    Exotic Bird taught by Heather Chalkley,   just released, come for a weekend of bright inspiring learning

Thats all the classes with availability for January, I hope to post this information at the end of every month from now onwards, I won’t mention the full classes but I always keep waiting lists, so it is worth getting in touch for other sessions you see in the Classes page of this site.. life happens and I get cancellations, mainly because students book so far ahead

I hope 2018 is a happy and healthy year for you all

Susan x

spaces on upcoming classes

We have a couple of spaces on two of our upcoming classes….

The excellent Caroline Bell has a couple of spaces on her Autumn Eco printing class which is running on two consecutive Tuesdays, 10&17 October…this is a fun class which results in a tremendous variety of colours and shapes on paper and fabrics, every class that Caroline teaches varies according to what we can find around the village, what the weather is, how advanced each season is etc …

I have two names in my open studios book who are interested in Caroline’s classes but sadly they didnt leave their email addresses or phone numbers, which is a shame…

Secondly, the amazing Clare Bullock is running ‘the Versatility of Felt’ on Fri/Sat 27 and 38 October also has a couple of spaces, she is a fun tutor who has a really sensitive affinity for felt, no lumpy dog blankets here, only very fine beautiful surfaces ..

Both these classes are two days each running from 10.00-16.00 and cost £90 for the two days. tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day but you will need to bring your own lunch…. there are three bed and breakfasts available in the village and there are wonderful walks for partners if they wish to come too. Owslebury is a pretty village with a lovely pub…

Hope to see you here…

Festival of Quilts

Next week sees the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham … it runs from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August … the Granary Studio will be there … we have a stand QIA24 where the students will talk to anyone interested in our classes…. I have creaed a book with images and details of the fun we have here, and a glimpse of our tutor team which now numbers 8!… hope to see some of you there, do pop by and say hello

Classes for 2017

The Classes section of the website is now updated with new classes for 2017, there will be more to follow but I am still finalising the dates with the tutors…

here is a snapshot of the classes to come, in date order, if you would like to book onto any of them , please contact the Granary Studio

17 January   Eco Stitching                    Caroline Bell

In February

4           Procion & Process 1   Susan Chapman

5            Independent DAM 1  Susan Chapman

10&11   3D Felt                           Clare Bullock

In March

11           Procion & Process 2   Susan Chapman

12           Independent DAM 2  Susan Chapman

In April

1             Abstracting the Figure 1       Mel Rose

6             Creative Textiles 1                 Susan Chapman

8             Procion & Process 3                Susan Chapman

9             Independent DAM 3               Susan Chapman

18           Spring Eco Printing 1             Caroline Bell

25           Spring Eco Printing 2            Caroline Bell

28&29   Nuno and Print                        Clare Bullock

In May

2             Indigo 1                                       Caroline Bell

4             Creative Textiles 2                   Susan Chapman

6             Procion & Process 4                 Susan Chapman

7             Independent DAM 4                Susan Chapman

9             Indigo 2                                       Caroline Bell

20          Painting The Figure                 Mel Rose

25&26   Abstracted Land                       Amanda Hislop

In June

1             Creative Textiles 3                 Susan Chapman

3             Procion & Process 5                 Susan Chapman

4             Independent DAM 5                Susan Chapman

9             On The Surface Plus!               Kim Thittichai

10&11    Transforming Transfers         Kim Thittichai

17&18    Eco Printing Masterclass       Caroline Bell

24           Figure & the Landscape          Mel Rose

In July

1              Procion & Process 6                  Susan Chapman

2              Independent DAM 6                 Susan Chapman

6              Creative Textiles 4                     Susan Chapman

8&9         Eco-Printing Weekend            Caroline Bell

22            Life Drawing                                Mel Rose

In August

3               Creative Textiles 5                     Susan Chapman

19-28      Hampshire Open Studios at the Granary Studio

30             Open House for all students, Granary & Eastleigh College

In September

7              Creative Textiles 6                     Susan Chapman

9              Procion & Process 7                    Susan Chapman

10            Independent DAM 7                   Susan Chapman

23            Movement                                     Mel Rose

28,29,30 Sketchbooks                                Amanda Hislop

In October

5              Creative Textiles 7                      Susan Chapman

7              Procion & Process 8                    Susan Chapman

8              Independent DAM 8                   Susan Chapman

21            Abstracting the Figure 2            Mel Rose

In November

2             Creative Textiles 8                       Susan Chapman

4             Procion & Process 9                     Susan Chapman

5              Independent DAM 9                    Susan Chapman

18           Mapping the Figure                      Mel Rose

In December

7             Creative Textiles 9                     Susan Chapman

9             Procion & Process 10                    Susan Chapman

10           Independent DAM 10                   Susan Chapman

16           Candlelight                                      Mel Rose

In January 2018

4  Creative Textiles 10                                  Susan Chapman

A new course from Mel and a couple of spaces on some others

I am announcing a brand new class from Melanie Rose… We are planning to extend the drawing and painting classes offered here at the Granary in addition to the life drawing that is already offered regularly.

A Painting Day, Abstracting the Figure will run  on Saturday 19th November 2016 from 11.00-16.00, the day will cost £45.00

The materials list can be found by clicking on the course code MR010  and when you visit the classes section on this site and scroll down to Mel’s classes

There a couple of spaces on Caroline Bell’s forthcoming two day class ‘Indigo, the Queen of Natural Dyes’ which costs £90 and will run on Saturday and Sunday 15/16 October 2016…this should be great with Caroline creating an Eco Indigo Vat, so none of the evil substances I have used in the past.

Also, Clare Bullock has a couple of spaces on ‘The Versatility of Felt’ which is coming up on Fri & Sat, 11 & 12 November from  10.00-16.00, this also costs £90, and as always will be a fun packed class.

That’s all the spaces I have for the rest of this year 2016, everything else is full so things are very lively here at the Granary Studio

Hope to see you somewhere on any of the classes, if not …. see you next year!