Weaving Workshop with Janis Embleton

Janis Embleton's small loom

Saturday 22nd June, 13.00-15.00, Learning Room, Hatton Gallery

Summer‐themed Weaving

Janis is a designer and hand weaver of luxury fabrics with many years’ experience. Having completed an Honours Degree in Woven Textiles; she spends her days weaving her fabrics which are for sale, both direct and on line. She works on commissions as well as teaching a new generation of weavers. Janis’ own work ranges from the small gift items such as greeting cards, fabric covered notebooks, zipped purses, keyrings, and scented pin cushions to one-off luxury scarves for both men and women; throws, cushions and framed artwork. Recently, for a commission she had to weave four and a half metres of herringbone tweed which will ultimately become a tailored jacket. Janis has been a professional weaver and designer for 25 years. During this time she has taken part in numerous community and educational projects. One particular project was to create a series of woven panels to be displayed at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose. In 2019, Janis was fortunate to travel to China where she was employed to teach two groups of female weavers. Janis taught them to use more contemporary, marketable fabrics to help the women have an income from their textiles.

During the weaving workshop in June, participants will make a Summer themed wall‐hanging using a range of decorative weaving techniques, fancy yarns, and embellishments to create a vibrant beach scene. All materials will be provided and the small looms will be warped so participants can begin weaving straightaway. Please bring a pair of scissors with you. If you have any yarns or maybe something with a memory attached to it and would like to incorporate into your weaving please feel free to bring them. One the day of the workshops, Janis will bring a small range of textiles, which will be for sale at 10% discount. There will be something for everybody from greeting cards, lavender filled pin cushions, covered notebooks, zipped purses and scarves for both men and women all made from luxurious fibres such as line, silk, cashmere and alpaca.

There will be a summer drink and strawberries and cream following the workshop.

Cost: £14.00

For a place please email Jo Cousin (please register for a place before the 13th June).

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Glass painting workshop with Carol Nicholson

Learning Room, Hatton Gallery, Saturday, 9th March 1-3 pm

The workshop will be from 1-3 pm. You will expect to enjoy full tuition and plenty one-to-one. It is absorbing and enjoyable, learning from scratch how to design your piece, apply your design to your glassware, apply your outliner, hand paint and finish.

At the end of the workshop you will be confident to be able to take your new skill away with you and use it as a hobby at home.

Everything will be provided for you.

Glassware will be available to purchase.

Carol’s background lies in watercolour and has painted for over 40 years, turning the technique to glass-painting 10 years ago. Carol has a large gallery in Hexham with a wide variety of glassware. Carol sells internationally and has a very popular active website and facebook page.

Carol also runs popular painting courses at the gallery in Hexham on a monthly basis – these are full-day courses.

Cost £12
For a place on the workshop please email josephinecousin@googlemail.com

THIS IS A FRIENDS ONLY EVENT! If you are interested but not yet a Friend of the Hatton you can join here for as little as £5 per year.

Review of the Day Workshops with Renira Barnes

11 Friends took part in Renira Barnes’ ‘Seasonal natural forms: drawing and painting creative day workshops’ in October. Renira brought in a selection of leaves, fruits, dried plants, etc. for the participants to choose from (see photo).

The selected object was then used as a primary reference throughout the day. To start with, Renira tasked the group with timed slots for sketching their chosen objects. This meant 3 x 30 seconds of sketching the object from different perspectives. An extended 2-minute slot of sketching and then another 2-minute session with the other hand followed this. After that participants were asked to sketch the object for another minute by focussing on the object only and not looking at the paper. She then asked to reverse this exercise by not looking at the object or former drawings but sketching for 1 minute from memory. Tasks of using different tools as well as methods to hold whatever drawing device you chose followed (see photos).

Following Renira’s instruction, both workshops’ fresh approaches were explored using line, tone and colour – Our artists enjoyed using the new techniques and we might we might be able to see some of the results at our Christmas market on 15 December – come along and have a look!

Tomke Kossen-Veenhuis, Event Coordinator

Printmaking Workshop Part 2 with Caroline Coode & Vhairi Cardinal

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time-honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint (intaglio) linocut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

Update! ** These workshops are now fully booked – waiting list available**

Cost: £20 per person per day – plus a small surcharge for materials. Please register by emailing: fothevents@gmail.com

The workshop will take place on 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 4:00pm, in the Learning Room of the Hatton Gallery.

Two Intaglio print workshops

The print studio during one of our print workshops

Saturdays 24 November & 8 December 2018, 10:30 – 16:00 in the Learning Room Hatton Gallery

Caroline Coode and Vhairi Cardinal are returning for their popular Printmaking workshops. There will be the possibility to use one press to make intaglio prints. In order to broaden the experience of printmaking (and so that not all have to queue up for the one press!) Vhairi and Caroline will be introducing more possibilities for hand-burnished relief prints. This is a time honoured way that Japanese printers traditionally used. Further techniques could include collagraph, acetate drypoint, (intaglio) lino cut and Japanese woodblock (relief). All levels of ability welcome!

Both Vhairi and Caroline will be on hand to help you with your work.

Please bring ideas, enthusiasm and any special items you would like to use!

More details and how to register can be found on our Facebook page.

Seasonal natural forms: drawing & painting creative day workshop

Hosted by Northumberland artist Renira Barnes, these will be linked days allowing time for reflection and optional ‘homework’ between sessions. Single days are possible for those not able to attend both.

Participants will be introduced to drawing with alternative mark making tools and then progress with colour to develop and explore approaches for printmaking and painting.

More details and how to register can be found on our Facebook page.