sarah burgess

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Personal Landscapes with Print and Stitch

I offer a range of lively, experimental design and idea generation  workshops for groups, also mentoring worshops for groups and individuals to help focus direction and re-establish motivation.

Please contact me at for further information and to discuss requirements.

The following is an example of a forthcoming workshop.


Interior Landscapes,  - a one or two day workshop on 4/5 March 2015

I am delighted to be offering this workshop through Art Van Go courses - please contact them for booking details or phone 01438 814946

Travelling through landscape we absorb colour, shape, line and mark both consciously and unconsciously. The ancient and the contemporary; the country and the city, they collide and overlap in our imaginations.
Using your own landscape source material as the starting point for a series of mono-print sketches we will build accidental and intentional printed marks on experimental surfaces.
Working with stitch and mark-making we will move between fabric and paper to explore the design potential of a range of techniques including several types of mono-print.
Paper and fabric prints incorporating text, stitch and mark can be layered, fabrics inserted, contrasts explored and shapes exaggerated to create a personal idea of landscape rather than a specific-place.
Following on from a series of initial exercises, you will be encouraged to develop your ideas individually supported by tutorials and group discussion.

You will have the opportunity to produce a series of print and stitch sketches which may be studies for more resolved work or artwork in their own right.

This workshop is suitable for both enthusiastic beginners and more experienced students.