Darn It! Workshops
with Kim Searle
Poured Candles: Sunday 5 August, 10 am - 12 noon, Sunday 28 October, 10 am - 12 noon
Batik: Sunday 5 August, 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Kids Monoprinting: Monday 6 August, 2 - 3.30 pm
Monoprinting: Tuesday 7 August, 10 - 11.30 am
Lino Printing: Tuesday 7 August & Tuesday 4 September, Monday 29 October, 1.30 - 4 pm
Kumihimo Braiding: Tuesday 4 September, 10 am - 12 noon
Upcycled Book Binding: Thursday 6 September, 1 - 3.30 pm
Metal Stamping: Thursday 6 September 1 - 3 pm,
Sunday 9 September 10 am - 12 noon, Sunday 28 October 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Macrame Plant Hangers: Sunday 9 September, 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Marbling & Book Binding: Friday 26 October, 2 - 4 pm
Art Studio, second floor
Batik: £17 per person (£15 Low/Unwaged/Students)
In this session you will learn how to do the ancient art of Batik. Batik is a textile surface pattern technique that's existed in many eastern cultures for hundreds of years and creates a distinct and attractive design. Using wax and specially made tools we'll make patterns on fabric that act as a resist to fabric paint that we'll apply on top of the wax.
Kids Monoprinting: £5 per child
In this fun session for the whole family you'll learn how to make mono prints with natural elements, drawing, using objects to print and lots more. Perfect for children 5+, parents are required to stay and help and definitely encouraged to join in! This workshop is great for children who like to get experimental with art materials.
Kumihimo Braiding: £20 per person (£17 Low/Unwaged/Students)
In this session we'll be learning Kumihimo Braiding, it's a really addictive craft that's like a Japanese version French Knitting for grown ups. It creates professional looking braided bracelets that you can add a variety of different charms to. There will be a wide range of different colours and threads to braid with, and you should leave the workshop with at least one finished bracelet.
Macrame Plant Hangers: £20 per person (£15 Low/Unwaged/Students)
This session we'll be making our own macrame plant hangers from a variety of cords and recycled t-shirts. It's the perfect craft for anyone who's window ledges are overflowing with plants! You'll learn all the macrame knots you'll need to make a variety of different designs and you should leave with one finished pieces and a few instructional sheets to make more at home.
Marbling & Book Binding: £17 per person
In this session you'll learn how to use marbling inks to achieve great effects that are different every time. After you've produced a few marbled pieces we'll move on to turning them into a book with the art of Japanese Stab Binding. This technique can be modified to incorporate a wide variety of different decorative effects and creates quick hand bound notebooks. You should leave the workshop with at least one finished notebook.
Metal stamping: £35 per person
In this session you will learn to make your own personalised hand stamped jewellery. This will include bracelets, pendants and keyrings. After a chance to practice with different design stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery or keyrings to take home with you. There will be course notes for you to take home, with full instructions on what tools you've used and where you can get tools and materials. Come with ideas on wording to stamp. This workshop is perfect for making really personal Christmas presents, or just personalised treats for yourself.
Monoprinting: £12 per person (£10 Low/Unwaged/Students)
In this session we'll be doing trace monoprinting, where every print you do will be 100% unique. Trace monoprinting creates vibrant and atmospheric prints that look really professional. I recommend bringing printed images that you'd like to trace and print from, but I will have images of local areas for people to work from.
Poured Candles: £25 per person (£20 Low/Unwaged/Students)
Create your own poured candles using all natural soy wax, essential oils and scents, decoration, jam jars, vintage tea cups and more. You'll learn how to blend essential oils to create a harmonious blend that's tailored to you. All materials used in this workshop are vegan friendly.
Please note that candles work best if left in the same place for at least 24 hours to set. I'll be at Harbour House until 3.30 pm running workshops so if you're in Kingsbridge for the day they can be collected later on when they will be a bit more solid. I will also be in on Monday, 2 -3.30 pm and all day Tuesday for collection.
Upcycled Book Binding: £20 per person (£18 Low/Unwaged/Students)
In this session you will learn how to upcycle old hard back books into new notebooks using Coptic Book Binding techniques. There will be course notes for you to take home, with notes on what tools you've used and where you can get tools and materials. All materials included.
Shrink Plastic Jewellery and Accessories: £25 per person (£20 Low/Unwaged/Students)
This session we'll be working with shrink plastic, it's amazing and comes in different colours. You draw on it and it shrinks down 7 times, turning into a thick plastic piece with a condensed and fab looking image. You'll learn different tips and tricks to work with shrink plastic and you'll be able to change them into keyrings, necklaces, brooches, earrings or rings.
Lino Printing: £25 per person (£20 Low/Unwaged/Students)
This workshop is perfect for anyone who likes drawing and printmaking. Lino has a really lovely quality that prints in a bold and slightly rustic way. In this session you will learn how to cut lino perfectly with a variety of techniques and how to print it like a pro. There will be lots of images to inspire and work from. If there's a specific image you'd like to work from bring it along. There will be a variety of different coloured inks and cards, tags and paper to print on to. Suitable for over 15s.