tomorrow morning we will start the interviewing process for the new group of students starting on the FdA this october. we have come a long way from the initial chat with tony cook my boss at eastleigh college when i gently suggested that we ran a higher education diploma in stitch. tony listened to my suggestion and in no time we were writing FdA in stitched textiles which was validated by winchester university and here we are at the end of the first year. do come and see what they have been doing and if you like what you see then come and join us in september. i promise an adventure
we had a very good evening last night and a good but hot day today … the show is looking really good in its new space at desborough road campus. i am hopeful that we will return to exhibit tere again next year, so put the first weekend in july in your diaries. yesterday the foundation degree students were interviewed by their external examiner and the general comment is that these students have done brilliantly .. they have all moved on with their work and are beginning to be in an uncomfortable and scary place that means they are moving into a whole new body of work.
well done to all my students, i had time to reflect today on just how much work has been achieved this year, somehow seeing it so beautifully displayed, brings it home to me, which is scary for me that i am responsible for the progress of so many students
although winifred cottage has now left the sbow because of another engagement, Artvango will be there when the show is open tomorrow 10-1
the event will showcase the work of city and guilds students in patchwork and embroidery, the contemporary textile workshop and the foundation degree.
also the work of the BTECH photography students
there will be two traders, winifrid cottage (not sat) and artvango
thursday 1st july 18.00-20.30
friday 2nd july 10.00-16.00
saturday 3rd july 10.00-13.00
this coming week (13/6-20/6) sees a number of end of year college shows locally
starting wednesday til the end of the week there are student shows at
winchester school of art, all disciplines;
fareham college adult students to include city and guilds embroidery and milinery;
eastleigh college, desborough road the 16-18 year olds fine art show including btech and foundation;
east berkshire college, windsor adult students, to include city and guilds embroidery and the DIPHE stitched textiles
further details will be on the appropriate websites
Louise Bourgeois died this week aged 98 and still working. I first became aware of her work when one of her huge spiders (Maman) was installed in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern in London. I have been greatly influenced by her in the years since then. She had an exhibition in the winter of 2007/8 at Tate Modern which showed her versatility and the variety of materials she used for her sculptures
She used her life experiences as the basis of her work and showed her anger at some of the things that had happened to her, famously aimed at her father’s mistress
If you google her name you will find reference to an article in the daily telegraph and also the guardian as well as a myriad of other images and words about her and her life
the new prospectus for eastleigh college september course details is imminent ..
patchwork courses will be running monday evening for city and guilds beginners and tuesday afternoon for intermediate
the post city and guilds contemporary textile workshop will be running on fridays and, as in previous years, attendance is for two fridays each term
creative sketchbooks will be running tuesday evenings
the foundation degree in stitched textiles years 1 and 2 will be running on wednesdays, interviewing now as mentioned elsewhere
all these courses will be running at the cranbury annexe of eastleigh college this year and the end of year show for you to see what we do will be 1-3 july at the desborough annexe as mentioned elsewhere.
to register your interest, phone
the cranbury annexe on 02380 322140
recreational patchwork classes are run at shawford village hall six mondays a term as mentioned elsewhere
to register your interest contact me direct
for further details please look at the teaching section of this blog
a very enjoyable trip today to Quilts 1700-2010 at the V&A. I am looking forward to all the group discussions that will leas from this event. several other bonusses of visiting the V&A today. the grace kelly exhibition was on but soon after our arrival the days timed tickets were sold out, so in general it would be best to prebook them online before travelling to the museum. a small but very interesting exhibition , the modern masters was found on the third floor, which shows alongside thew tv series on sunday evenings looking at andy warhol, henri matisse, pablo picasso and this coming sunday its the turn of salvador dali. the jewellry gallery next door was spectacular and for visitors of a certain age, like myself, there was a delightful exhibition of photographs from the 60’s onward of top of the pops. i am sure you could spend a week continuously in the V&A and still not see it all. we had the added pleasure of being able to sit outside in the sunshine for tea and obligatory cake.
latest news is that the final show of my students work at eastleigh college will now be held at the desborough road annexe.. this means that instead of trying to exhibit in the cranbury road classrooms, we will have white boards to display the work. the ‘Creative Techniques Open Event’ will be open on Thurs eve 1st July 6-8.30, Friday 10.00-15.30 2nd July, and Saturday 10.00-13.00 3rd July 2010. all the students from city and guilds courses patchwork and embroidery will exhibit their years work, as well as the contemporary textile workshop which is for post city and guilds students. The tutors will also be interviewing prospective students for the Foundation Degree (FdA) in stitched textiles , beginning October 2010. For application pack, please contact:
Kim Miller on 02380-322140
a reminder to all who are coming on the eastleigh college coach to the V&A to see Quilts 1700-2010, we are leaving cranbury road from the cranbury annexe of eastleigh college at 8.15 sharp! you may park at the centre but please, as many of you as possible, could you car pool or get dropped off as it is a normal working day at the centre. we will be leaving london at 4.30.
if you have a problem and cant take your place please let me know so we dont wait around unecessarily
look forward to seeing you on tuesday (18th)