Sorry I have been so quiet, i have had a traumatic couple of weeks …. I have been at two back to back shows, The Scottish Quilting Show in Glasgow followed by Fashion and Embroidery at the NECin Birmingham … however, the clutch went on the way up and the clutch master cylinder went on the way back!!
Now trying to catch up with myself ..the only class left in March is Clare Bullock’s felting class on Friday and Saturday(23&24), we could squeeze one more if anyone wants to come very last minute .. she is teaching ‘Mapping with Prefelts, Landscape and Print’ so a fun two days ahead.
April sees the start of my creative textiles monthly class and the procion monthly class continues, both of these are full but you can always reserve a place for next year!!
Caroline Bell’s classes start this month with Spring Eco on 17&24 April, two consecutive Tuesdays, again we have a space or two at a squeeze on this course, hopefully spring will have sprung by then!
Mel Rose has two life drawing groups running on Sat 21 and Sun 22 April, both of these are full this month but there are a sprinkling of spaces in future months if you are interested.
Finally and certainly not least, Debbie Lyddon is coming to the Granary Studio to teach ‘Exploring Place’ for 4 days 26-29 April, again this one is full but I have had two cancellations for the extra class we have put on for the waiting list … 8-11 May, so, if you would like to work with this inspiring tutor, please let me know, I am sure these places will go quickly
Sorry this is a bit wordy, but hopefully you are already booked on something, if not, why dont you fill one of these spaces!
hope to see you here soon
I have just had two cancellations for a second beginners life drawing class on Sunday 22 APRIL .. This session is themed ‘Painting and Composition’. It runs from 11-4 and costs £45. Tea coffee and biscuits are included as are the model’s fees. You should bring paper and lunch and any preferred media, charcoal, pencil etc. most things are here at the studio.
This is a taught session by the excellent tutor Melanie Rose, if you would like further details about Mel, please visit the tutor pages of this site, and her own website, details of which can be found on her page
Please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in attending
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
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
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
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
4 Procion & Process 1 Susan Chapman
5 Independent DAM 1 Susan Chapman
10&11 3D Felt Clare Bullock
11 Procion & Process 2 Susan Chapman
12 Independent DAM 2 Susan Chapman
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
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
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
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
3 Creative Textiles 5 Susan Chapman
19-28 Hampshire Open Studios at the Granary Studio
30 Open House for all students, Granary & Eastleigh College
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
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
2 Creative Textiles 8 Susan Chapman
4 Procion & Process 9 Susan Chapman
5 Independent DAM 9 Susan Chapman
18 Mapping the Figure Mel Rose
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