Amanda Hislop

Workshops and summer schools

I run day and two day workshops and longer summer schools designed to stretch creative imagination with a strong emphasis on intuitive exploration and pushing beyond boundaries. I work with a combination of stitch, painting and mixed media processes to create pieces in response to land, sea, sky and trees. I am happy to deliver workshops to Embroiderers Guilds, Textile and Art groups. The following give a flavour of the workshops I offer.

  • Layers in land and seascapes’- a textile approach   explore methods of layering papers to form surfaces for stitch...
  • ‘Changing the surface’   experimental  use of collage and layering with gesso, fabric, acrylic paint and mediums  to integrate texture into the surface...
  • 'Developing sketchbooks as a rich resource'  a creative workshop working with a free approach to generating ideas through a working sketchbook.

 Contact me to discuss your requirements.

 Workshops and summerschools 2018- follow the link to view details and make a booking

18 January 'Developing sketchbooks as a rich resource' White Horsse Bookshop, Marlborough, Wilts. SN81HN. 01672 512071 for bookings.

15-16 February 'Imagined seascapes' www.granarystudio.com

20 February 'Sketchbook kit; versatile approaches to working with Inktense colour' White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough, Wilts. SN81HN. 01672 512071 for bookings.

10-11March 'Developing sketchbooks as a rich resource' www.textilexplorations.com

24 March 'Take two colours- work in abstract with mixed media' at Ardington school of crafts www.ardingtonschool.com

21-22 April 'Creating coloured and applied paper surfaces; for stitch and mixed media'  www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk

2 May 'Mark making and texture- surfaces for mixed media and stitch' www.ardingtonschool.com

16-17 May 'Paper combinations; taking folded books further' www.artvango.co.uk now full with a waiting list.

14 June  'Mixed media sketchbooks- building a rich resource' at Ardington school of crafts www.ardingtonschool.com

27-29 June 'Rock and earth: layers texture and colour in mixed media''  www.artvango.co.uk now full with a waiting list.

30 July- 3 August 'Where sea meets shore' Oxford summer school www.oxfordsummerschool.com

16-17 August 'Dyed and applied papers with stitch' at Ardington school of crafts www.ardingtonschool.com 

13-14 September 'Taking sketchbooks further... developing personal character and style' www.granarystudio.com

28 September 'Painterly print- experimenting with printed surfaces' www.ardingtonschool.com

31 October-1 November 'Landscape:exploring folded forms' www.artvango.co.uk now full with a waiting list.

8 November 'Trees as a theme- for mixed media' www.ardingtonschool.com