Susan Chapman

A non-refundable deposit which is the equivalent of the cost of the last two sessions of these year long classes will confirm your place

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Design Challenges for Textiles   

£500 for the year, paid monthly in advance at £50 a session, to include most materials…. A series of design challenges as starting points for textiles work. This year we will look at a series of artists to inspire each session, including the favourites for textile artists, Gustav Klimt, Hunterwasser, John Betjamin, Howard Hodgkin, the Fauves, David Hockney, Georgia O’Keefe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Henri Matisse, and Jeremy Gardiner 

Thursdays   10.00-16.00 once a month for 10 sessions in 2021/2022

2 Sept, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec, 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 July

Using Sketchbooks
£500 for the year, paid monthly in advance at £50 a session, to include most materials..Using a sketchbook forms the basis for developing most art work, whichever discipline. This course aims to show how to approach this practice, and includes many ways of recording and developing ideas, in addition to traditional drawing.

Fridays from 10.00-16.00 once a month for 10 sessions in 2021/2022

3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec, 4 Feb, 4 Mar, 8 Apr, 6 May, 3 Jun, 8 July

Sketchbooks are the foundation of all creative work.. if you can record your feelings, your observations, and all your senses, you will have a rich resource from which to design and make your textile pieces. This course serves as an introduction to the discipline of keeping a sketchbook and how to go about it, with some simple exercises to get you started, using a broad range of materials and techniques. Simple bookbinding techniques will be taught and also the process of working with a theme.

Printed Textiles

£500 for the year, paid monthly in advance at £50 a session to include most materials. Learn a variety of printmaking techniques using procion dyes.   

Saturdays  from 10.00-16.00 once a month for 10 sessions in 2021/2022

4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 9 April, 7 May, 4 Jun, 9 July

Session 1 Intro and design exercise
Session 2    Basic printmaking with found objects
Session 3       Intro to screen printing
Session 4   Intro to Thermofax screens
Session 5    Monoprinting
Session 6       Paper Lamination
Session 7 Free Drawing, Scraping
Session 8    Breakdown Printing
Session 9  Wax Resist, Bleach
Session 10  Formusol Discharge

Independent Study  

£500 for the year, paid monthly in advance at £50 a session to include most materials. For those who have learned basic skills in Printed Textiles and wish to work on their own projects still with mentoring from the tutor… there will be opportunities to learn further techniques during this course, particularly those that could not be fitted into ‘Printed Textiles’

Sundays 10.00-16.00 once a month for 10 sessions in 2021/2022

5 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec, 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 5 Jun, 10 July

Open Access Print & Dye      

£250 for the year, paid monthly in advance at £25 a session. For those who wish to work on their own projects without tutor intervention

for 2021/2022, 10 sessions on 3rd Sunday of every month, for 10 months    19 Sept, 17 Oct, 21 Nov, 19 Dec, 20 Feb, 20 Mar, 24 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July