a space has become available on an eco prnting masterclass this weekend, sat and sun, 22&23 June… details elsehere on this site , click on caroline in the classes section ….it is a great two days, runs from 10-4, bring your lunch.. let me know if you are interested, on granarystudio@ hotmail.com … in haste xx
I am part of a textile group called Room6 and tomorrow we are setting up an exhibition at the Ashcroft Centre in Fareham, Hampshire
We are there from 16 April until 26 May, so plenty of time to pop in and see our work.
We are currently working towards our next exhibition ‘Missing Elements’ which will be shown at this autumn’s Knitting and Stitching shows at Alexandra Palacew in October followed by Dublin and Harrogate in November
Hope to see you all at one of these venues, do pop in and say hello
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, mine was different this year, I went to my daughter’s house, she has a new baby and my son in law was cooking so we all converged in Uttoxeter … wonderful to hand over the cooking …
and so, now my mind turns to the new year … what will 2018 bring ….
I have just posted some new classes on my granary website .. do visit .. hopefully there wil be some classes that interest you www.granarystudio.com
I am running a drawing course at Eastleigh college which finishes at the end of this term and working a little with theyoung students too, but I am cuting back on hours there … don’t forget the HNC Contemporary Art Practice, I will teach on that if it runs.. we still have the names from last year so hopefully it will … if not, then my time at Eastleigh College may draw to a close after 15 years!
the Granary Studio goes from strength to strength so I will not be at a loose end…
I hope to see you there or at the shows, I will be at ICHF shows in Glasgow and Birmingham, back to back in March.. and at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August, Hampshire Open Studios in Granary Studios in August too, then finally the Autumn Knitting and Stitching shows, probably at all three .
A very Happy and Healthy New year to you all
Just back from the wonderful city of Dublin where I was part of an exhibition called ‘The Sewing Machine Project’ by the group Studio21.. if you would like to know more about our group then please visit our website – www.studio21textileart.co.uk
meanwhile here is a flavour of our exhibition
the show will now travel to the knit and stitch show in Harrogate on the weekend 23-26 november, just a week and a half away!
Hi everyone, I am part of the tutor team for the HNC Contemporary Art Practice which is taught at the brand new Art school in Eastleigh College … it will be starting at the end of September and you would study for two years part time for this qualification… it is a brod based course which includes painting and drawing, textiles, sculpture, photography, film and animation and printmaking.
At the beginning of the course for the first term, you would have a go at everything with workshops in all the studios .. from then onwards you work independently for your own exhibitions using which ever medium you prefer, we have tutors in all specialities to help you… I teach printmaking and textiles predominantly ….
The hours are from 4.15 – 9.00 on mondays and wednesdays, and this course attracts an HE loan, so, unless you earn around £30,000 a year, you are not required to repay it.
Four of our graduates this year, are going onto university to study the rest of the units required for degrees/HND
We are interviewing for this coourse on Wednesday 6th September which is only next week… if you are interested then please contact me urgently, see my contact details elsewhere on this site, or Kathy Messenger on 02380911004 at college… we need a couple more people to ensure that this course runs, we have a lot of fun and there is a lot of learning too .. do join us …
Wow! … Festival of Quilts was amazing this year, it seems to have been totally refreshed somehow … we were so busy on our two stands, Susan Chapman Stitched Textiles and Granary Studio Students, that I didnt get a chance to take any photos … sorry … suffice to say, I handed out over 600 leaflets and signed up a further hundred people to our mailing lists for information about the classes I teach and organise at the Granary Studio… so now I am busy typing them into the system!
I am thrilled that I got a judges choice award for my quilt ‘The Building of New York’
Details of the latest programme of classes to be held here at the Granary Studio can be found on the website at www.granarystudio.com
Now back from the NEC, we are headlong into Hampshire Open Studios… Room 6 are presenting the Seven Deadly Sins and much more at the Granary, we have had loads of visitors already, again I have had no time to take many photos .. just the one of the seven deadly sins
We are having a couple of days off today and tomorrow but will re-open on Thursday right through until Monday afternoon.. tea and coffee will be drunk and lovely homemade cake will be consumed.. hope to see you all at the Granary sometime over the weekend, there will be members of Room 6 here to greet you and show you what we do …
Festival of Quilts is next week at the NEC in Birmingham, it runs from Thursday 10th until Sunday 13th August.. I will be there with a stand QIA24 which is next to the Granary tudio Student stand, so please do pop by and say hello …
I am also part of a European Exhibition called ‘Perception’ it is the first venue for this travelling show, presented by ArtQuiltFusion. you will find us in TG1 right at the front beyond the winning quilts … do have a look, we represent eight different European countries and our styles are very different from each other … really interesting!
Hope to see you all somewhere next week! enjoy!
hope to see some of you here tomorrow evening Wednesday 5th July
see the students graduating show, see the brand new art building, and see what we are up to for next year…
if you are interested in either the part time HNC Contemporary Art Practice, or our part time level 3 courses in drawing, photography or printmaking, then do come along and talk to us … we are holding interviews for the HNC tomorrow Wednesday 5 July all day and again in early September … we have the information here in the department or phone Kathy Messenger in IAG department (Information, Advice and Guidance) of Eastleigh College 02380 911000 to book an interview
We are accepting applications for the HNC Contemporary Art Practice at Eastleigh College. we have a date for interviews which is wed 5th July .. that is in one weeks time ….just phone the college 02380 911000 and ask for Cathy Messenger in IAG.. she is our support for higher education courses… she is booking the interview slots …
The HNC final exhibition for the current students opens on that evening, 6-8 and will be open thursday 6th and frid 7th july from 10-4 so if you are interested, then come along to see their work, and catch one of us to find out more
phew.. just back from two ICHF shows, only two weeks apart firstly ‘The Scottish Quilting Show’at the SECC in Glasgow and then the ‘Fashion and Embroidery Show’ at the NEC in Birmingham … I was so busy on the aproach to these shows I didnt get to post any information about them but do put the dates in your diaries for next year …..
The Scottish Quilting Show … at SECC in Glasgow will run … 8-11 March 2018
Fashion and Embroidery Show … at NEC Birmingham will run … 15-18 March 2018
They are actually back to back next year so that will be a test of packing and re-packing! I will be at both shows next year too
But, this year ….
I had a large solo exhibition in Glasgow and I also taught some lovely ladies and gentlemen every day of the show …I taught my workshop ‘Explorng Simple Print’ using funky foam and polystyrene, and I think everyone had great fun, including me. The washing up was a bit of a challenge though with automatic taps in the loos until the lovely Jane Bolsover found me a catering sink .. she really is an amazing mover and shaker…
and all sorts of fun at the NEC two weeks later
this is my demonstrator stand and behind that the ByDesign exhibition titled ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, here are a couple of views
Finally the third stand I was involved in was the Eastleigh College stand … this showed the work from last summers HNC end of first year interim show, four students who are textile based, from this course came with their work … and here are a couple of views
they are Shelly Canning, Me, Irene Belcher and Frances Davison, a great time was had by all … and , finally, all my family came on the sunday and helped take down … those who know us well know that it is quite rare for all of us to get together
that is me, Oli Son, Evelyn Daughter with Granddaughter on board who I ill hopefully meet at the end of June! and last but certainly not least Ben son-in-law
thats it, my whole dynasty so far….