Sculptural Birds & Flowers Workshop with Priscilla Edwards, Sat 10 Sept 2022, 10.30am - 3.30pm
At the Beyond Measure shop, 5 Winterbutlee Rd, Walsden, Todmorden OL14 7QT
Workshop runs 10.30am to 3.30pm with a short break for lunch.
There will also be a book signing and drinks with Priscilla from 3.30 - 4.30pm
On booking, please check your email/junk folder for confirmation.
Once you have booked, we will send further information by email, at least 1 week before the workshop takes place.
8 spaces are available. If sold out, please email email@example.com to go on the waiting list.
Explore the extraordinary possibilities of working with lightweight wire to create small-scale bird and flower sculptures. Discover how to shape wire by simply using pliers and fingertip manipulation to make a structure. Priscilla will share with you her unique combination of creative techniques to embellish your bird or flower using layers of fabric and wax before adding touches of paper, paint, buttons, beads and hand stitch.
As the birds and flowers develop you will see their distinct characters unfolding and becoming your own unique creations. Most equipment materials are provided see list for suggested things to bring. Please feel free to bring any additional materials you wish to work with, Priscilla’s workshops always encourages you to develop personal pieces of work.
This workshop would suit anyone who enjoys working with mixed media techniques, fabric, wire and paper. Beginner’s welcome.
All specialist materials will be provided, but please bring the following with you if you can:
- Pen & Paper
- Grip Pliers
- A large wooden cotton reel, you can pick these up at charity shops, vintage fairs or on Ebay.
Plus if you wish…
- A small collection of light weight fabrics – fine cottons and silks work best.
- A small selection of scrap paper
- Please feel free to bring any additional haberdashery – including buttons, lace and threads.
- Beads and broken jewellery.
Priscilla Edward’s artistic practice is rooted in contemporary textiles but encompasses a broad range of materials, processes and techniques. Her work explores themes relating to identity, memory and nostalgia drawing inspiration from her collections of found objects, ephemera, literature and film. She has exhibited across the UK, Sweden, Germany and the US and is part of ‘Decorum’, a group of artists exhibiting mixed media textiles and embroidery.
Priscilla has over 20 years of teaching experience working in Higher Education, lecturing in several Fashion and Textile Departments including the University of Salford and University of Cumbria. She currently tutors for the University of Creative Arts, and runs independent workshops for textile groups, schools, colleges and universities. Priscilla also works closely with a Cumbria-based charity, Kendal Windows on Art and has been involved in many of their community engagement projects over the past 15 years.Venue details:
- Parking is available on site or on the main road – further transport details on request.
- Please bring your own packed lunch if required – tea, coffee and cake will be provided with vegan/gluten free options available if required- please let us know.
- We will be working in a well ventilated space – please wear layers.
We will be reviewing the Covid -19 situation and following any Government recommendations to keep us safe. Staff will be required to take a lateral flow test before the workshop and we ask that you would do the same if possible. You may wear a mask if you like and we have accessible hand washing facilities and toilets. The space will be well ventilated and there will be opportunity to take breaks outside if the weather is dry. We reserve the right to contact participants with further safety requirements if we feel they are needed.
You may cancel your place and receive a full refund up to 14 days before the start date of the workshop. To cancel you must email firstname.lastname@example.org Cancellations after 14 days before the start of the course will only be refunded if we can fill your space on the course. You will be refunded after the course date.
If we need to cancel the course for any reason, participants will receive a full refund within 7 days of receiving the cancellation notification. We cannot cover any other expenses incurred, such as travel or accommodation. Please contact us if you have any questions.