Debbie Lyddon

Mixed Media with Debbie

A non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the class fee will confirm your place

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Exploring Place     

4 Days    Mon/Tues/Wed/Thur  26-29 April 2021  9.30-16.30  £420

Discover new ways of inspiring your creative work by using all of your senses to observe the world around you. Part of this workshop will be spent outside – looking, listening and touching – to collect information from the environment. This material will be documented with drawing, sound recording and writing. Back in the studio your collections will form a starting point for experiments with paper, cloth, stitch, mark-making, collage and printing to create a unique and personal record of your exploration of place.

Exploring Place Part 2 : A Closer Observation 

4 days  Thurs-Sun , 9-12 Sept 2021   9.30-16.30   

This class is predominantly for those who have previously studied on Exploring Place at the Granary Studio.

A Closer Observation gives you the opportunity to take a more detailed look at your surroundings in order to truly understand the world around you. Part of this workshop will be spent outside – looking, listening and touching – to collect information from the environment. This material will be documented with drawing and writing. Back in the studio your collections will form the starting point for experiments with paper, cloth, stitch, mark-making, collage and printing to create a unique and personal record of your exploration of place.

Requirements:

The participants will bring:

SEWING

  • Sewing Kit (needles – large and small scissors, tape measure, pins etc)
  • Hand sewing threads in a range of thicknesses – black and white and 3 colours of your choice

Cloth

A variety of heavy and lightweight fabrics – an excellent choice would be:

  • 5m white linen
  • 5m white cotton
  • 5 white silk

A few other scraps of cloth that you enjoy using

 DRAWING, PAINTING AND PRINTING

  • Soft pencil (6/8B)
  • Hard pencil
  • Graphite stick
  • Black ink
  • White wax candle
  • Black fineliner pen
  • Black thick felt tip pen
  • Red, blue, yellow watercolour paints – either tubes or a palette
  • 30ml  Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint –  1 each of any red, blue and yellow https://www.jacksonsart.com/golden-fluid-acrylic-paint
  • Paint brushes – a range from thick to thin
  • Mark-making tools

 Paper

  • 3 large sheets of good quality paper (approx. 200 gsm)
  • A large sheet of greyboard/mountboard
  • A4 pad white cartridge paper
  • A sketchbook for taking notes, drawing and writing

A few sheets of other interesting papers that you might have.

OTHER MATERIALS

  • A magnifying glass
  • A bradawl
  • A pair of paper scissors
  • Scalpel
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • A camera/phone
  • PVA glue

Clothing

  • An apron
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Rainwear and umbrella (we will go outside even if it is raining!)

I WILL BRING

  • A wax pot
  • Wax
  • White emulsion
  • Samples and other inspiration
  • 1 Gelli Plate

SUSAN has three Gelli Plates for Student use, three different sizes, one of which is circular

Decorative Surfaces for 3D Textiles

4 Days  tba  9.30-16.30

An experimental workshop that explores the construction and decoration of 3-dimensional forms.

Using your own source material, you will look at structure with drawing and model making, and experiment with materials such as paint, gesso and wax to stiffen and support cloth to make 3-D forms. Decoration techniques will explore non-traditional ways of using these materials and will include: encaustic techniques, stitch and applique. The workshop will include time on the outside collecting and documenting objects for study.

This workshop gives you the opportunity to play with materials, to discover and to make.