Deep In The Woods

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18th May 2019

Come and meet local craftspeople and designermakers21 member David Whatley in Bradfield Woods. They will be making runes from coppiced hazel and need some help to select the letters and create a piece of artwork to form a runic fence. They will be using traditional craft tools and no skills are needed.

Free for adults recovering from mental health issues, pop in for an hour, or stay as long or as little as you like.

Phone Stephanie on artbranches 07505 649218 for more details and to book.

(Free refreshments too!)

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D Whatley preparing the hazel
dm21 member David Whatley stripping down the hazel letters
coppiced branches as letters
Runic letters made from hazel

An opportunity to learn new skills

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Saori Shed workshop graphic

The members of designermakers21 offer a variety of workshops. Come and learn new skills from professional crafts people.

Workshops offered in the studios by members –

Printmaking – Annette Rolston & Mike Fenton
Feltmaking – Janine Oxley
Mosaics – Joy Holden
Jewellery – Kate Heath
Sewing and upcycling – Marie Hamilton
Freestyle Saori weaving – The Saori Shed
Theatre crafts – Christopher Holden
Stained glass – Hunnybunny Glass
Basic skills with hand tools – David Whatley

The Upstairs workshop and exhibition space hosts a rotating calender of events by external practioners

Printmaking – linocut & mixed media

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

2 day course, from 10.30 to 5pm – Price £165

This course covers linocut and mixed media printing. Students get to print onto fabric – linen, cotton, satin etc., to create several cushion cover fronts or wall-hangings. A calico shopping bag and a blank medium-sized silk scarf are also included to block print onto, along with half a dozen blank greetings cards and sheets of paper.

Annette teaches only two students each time who receive lots of individual tuition, and have plenty of scope to create and print several variations of their print blocks within the allotted time.

The aspects that have most delighted the students have been exploring the different marks made by the carving and engraving tools, the range of imagery possible and how to ink creatively and colourfully.

Many have discovered ‘jigsaw’ linocuts for the first time and produced multi-coloured images using one print block. They have explored painterly stencil prints onto fabric too, experimenting with impressions of leaves, grasses feathers and lace etc., combined with block-printing of linocut motifs. Almost all students aim to purchase their own tools and materials to continue printing at home, which Annette gives guidance on plus suppliers lists.

Annette provides all materials – lino, vinyl, carving tools, drill, inks, rollers, printing press, paper, fabric (linen, cotton, satin), calico shopping bag, silk scarf, 6 greetings card blanks. Teas, coffees, biscuits and a light lunch are also provided. She has recommendations for local accommodation if needed.

Drawing and Painting for Children

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Enjoy exploring different drawing and painting techniques, mark making, and using different materials. Dress for Mess!

1st Saturday of the Month beginning 2 March 2019 2pm – 4pm

£12.00 including materials & refreshments

Book your place by emailing Clare on clare@birksholden.co.uk
(book and pay for four classes in advance and get 5th class FREE!)
Gift Vouchers available from designermakers21 shop (One month £12, 5 months £48)

For further details please phone or text Clare on 07870 813643
or email: clare@birksholden.co.uk

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Drawing Workshop

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Relaxed, friendly, fully tutored class

First Saturday of the month beginning 2nd March 2019 10am – 1pm

£20.00 including materials and refreshments

Book your place by emailing Clare on clare@birksholden.co.uk
(book and pay for four classes in advance get 5th class FREE!)
(Gift Vouchers available from designermakers21 shop – 1 month £20, 5 months £80)

For further details please phone or text Clare on 07870 813643
or email: clare@birksholden.co.uk

drawing workshop graphic

designermakers21 on Tour

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At The Bank, Eye

From January 23rd 2019

THE BANK, 2 CASTLE STREET, EYE, SUFFOLK IP23 7AN
OPEN WEDNESDAYS to SATURDAYS 10.30 am to 3.30 pm
01379 873495

Some dm21 items on display at the Bank, Eye
Some items on display at the Bank, Eye
Some dm21 items on display at the Bank, Eye
Some items on display at the Bank, Eye
The Bank in Eye photo
THE BANK, 2 CASTLE STREET, EYE, SUFFOLK IP23 7AN OPEN WEDNESDAYS to SATURDAYS 10.30 am to 3.30 pm 01379 873495

Printmaking – linocut 1 day course

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Develop a linocut image, either A6 or A5 in scale.  Try out professional cutting tools, experiment with mark-making. Use traditional grey lino and a new softer vinyl.

Carve the image then print in black and white on paper through a printing press as well as learning hand printing techniques. Subsequently, print over a monoprinted background, then try over-printing in colour. Print several prints in the session, fabric off-cuts available as well as a selection of papers. Explore some colour inking, masking and layering techniques if time allows.

If you have any images that you would like to work with please bring them along, otherwise there will be images provided. Bring a packed lunch and an apron.

£75 per person, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Regular ongoing workshops for 2 people. Contact Annette Rolston to arrange days