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
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!
The Autumn programme of classes is up on the website here, just click on the button classes across the top of the home page and you will be taken to the classes that are being offered this autumn/winter… I will be adding more as we go along , but , I have got this together because I am off to the festival of quilts tomorrow.. I will have my leaflets there so, if you are interested, contact me quickly …. i will take waiting lists for all the classes and offer further classes where i can…
i will be on stand QIA24 and also demonstrating on Art Van Go’s Artist in Action stand at the back of their main stand
so, please pop in and say hello, see you there!
One place has become available on the Intermediate/Advanced Life Drawing Class…
It consists of a block of 6 Monday evenings from 18.00-20.00 held at The Granary Studio, taught by the very talented tutor Melanie Rose
It is running from Monday 6th June – 11 July 2016, and costs £98 for the six sessions
A different model for each session.
Beginners Life Drawing
We have one space left on the beginners life drawing course.
This consists of two full days of tuition with two different models
It is running on Saturday 16th July and 10th September 2016, and costs £90 for the two days.
Lynn has two courses starting shortly, with some spaces still left on each..
Slow Stitching starts on Thursday 21st April for six weeks
‘During this course we will indulge ourselves with hand stitching. Throughout the course we will be experimenting with different threads, fabrics and stitches to create pages for a hand stitched book. There will also be a series of sewing related projects, needle case, pin cushion, scissor case etc. which you can complete at your leisure. Give them as gifts to your sewing friends or save them for yourself. Just come along and enjoy the pleasure of creating something by hand.’
and Modern Quilting starts on Thursday 2nd June for six weeks
‘An introduction to modern quilting and patchwork. Bold colours and simple backgrounds make stunning modern quilts. Lynn will introduce you to the different techniques used in patchwork, applique and quilting’
COMING SOON! a programme of one day stitching workshops from Lynn, full details in the next newsletter and on www.granarystudio.com
A new 6 week block of Melanie’s Life drawing will be starting on April 7th. This session is now full but if you are interested in life drawing please let us know, as I keep a list of people interested in joining future classes… Watch this space for some other drawing and painting classes from Melanie in the near future. Please visit www.granarystudio.com for more information.
Susan is now collecting names for the next group of prospective students who wish to attend the Procion and Process classes, one group will run from October ’16 on the first Saturday in the month and the second will run from Feb ’17 on the first Sunday in the month. Also the next Independent Study group will run on the first Friday in the month from Feb ’17.
COMING SOON! a series of one-day workshops related to dyeing and printing from Susan, full details in the next newsletter and on www.granarystudio.com
Kim Thittichai is coming to teach at the Granary in June 2017. She will be teaching two workshops.
Friday 9 June ’17 On The Surface Plus! A whole day for you to enjoy and explore all the techniques for surface decoration you have been wanting to try but haven’t yet found the time!
Create wonderful surfaces to stitch – or not!
Sat/Sun 10/11 June ’17 Transforming Transfers Explore the possibilities of transfer paints and crayons, creating startling colours on synthetics and more subtle effects on naturals. We will try resists, overprinting, layering and various ways of applying paint and crayons. Build a portfolio of delicious samples on an amazing array of fabrics.
For more information please visit www.granarystudio.com
Caroline Bell is returning to the Granary to teach a two day class 19 and 26 April using the new spring leaves and also a weekend masterclass 21/22 May.
COMING SOON! A day of ideas and stitching of the wonderful cloths produced in Caroline’s Eco Printing classes. For more information about all Caroline’s classes please visit www.granarystudio.com