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 examples give a flavour of the workshops I offer; contact me to discuss your requirements.

  • 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.

 Workshops and summerschools 2019- follow the link to view details and make a booking

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

7-8 February 'Abstract field patterns'

12-13 February 'Sketchbook development- observation and experimentation' please note; open for bookings early January 2019.

5 March 'Sketchbook kit; a versatile approach to working with Derwent Inktense Colours' White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough, SN8 1HN, 01672 512071 for bookings

23 March 'Colour: less is more-working with a limited palette' at Ardington school of crafts

23 April 'Sketchbooks- developing a rich resource'

29 April 'Developing sketchbooks as a rich resource' White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough, Wilts. SN81HN. 01672 for bookings

1 May 'On the shoreline'  at Ardington school of Crafts

6-7 June  'Summer in mixed media'

13 June 'Reflections: surfaces for mixed media and stitch'

29 July- 2 August 'Sea and shoreline in mixed media and textiles' Oxford summer school

7-8 August 'Land strata- rock and earth: in mixed media and stitch' at Ardington school of crafts 

5-6 September 'Draw for stitch'

31 August- 1 September 'Mark making and texture: a sketchbook exploration using the local environment'

5-6 September 'Draw for stitch'

14-21 September 'Land lines:land forms in texture colour and stitch'; now Fully Booked

27 September 'Sketchbook development- observations and experimentation'

4 December  'Stitch sketching: translating drawing to stitch'