Coming soon - a series of one day workshops which are expertly crafted to allow you to play with materials and mark making while also playing with ideas and meaning making. Each one offers a creative dive into stories, myths, words and symbols.
Words and images - a creative writing and creative making workshop. This one day workshop is about the creative dance between words and images as we explore how they inspire each other. "There is always a poem in a painting, and there is always a picture in a poem" Qu Lei Lei An all day workshop - dates to be announced
Inklings - make ink nibs, dip into your ink pot, and let your pen express some inklings Experimenting with spontaneous mark making and the joy of the dipped link line. Take home your own hand made ink dipping pens Combining ink line with watercolour washes, Colette will share her own practice of using these beautiful and expressive materials
Saturday 9th October - 1 - 4pm, £35, places limited to 3. all materials and tea & cake provided Held at Colette's home studio in Crookes, SheffieldFULLY BOOKED
Unstuck: a creative approach to critical voices - often when we create, or think about beginning to create, we hear an inner critical voice or voices which holds us back. Something in us gets worries/ worked up/ angry/ scared when we decide to be creative. It's likely that something in us is feeling scared.
What would happen if we could meet these critical voices with curiosity? What if we turned to those voices and began a creative conversation? What would be discovered?
Step into a Creative Space where we can gently explore these themes with humour and kindness - inviting a movement from stuckness to aliveness again
Saturday 23th October - 1 - 4pm, £35, places limited to 3. all materials and tea & cake provided Held at Colette's home studio in Crookes, Sheffield FULLY BOOKED
Underland - an imaginative exploration of the world beneath our feet. A creative journey downwards beginning with the roots of a tree....working with observational sketching, texture and collage, and imagination and reflection. A celebration of what nurtures us, whats hidden, and a discovery of buried treasure. Working with text, collage and mixed media
Saturday 6th November - 1 - 4pm, £35, places limited to 3. all materials and tea & cake provided Held at Colette's home studio in Crookes, Sheffield - one place left
Sketch your pet- bring your pet to the online workshop. We will be having a go at sketching which ever pets are being co-operative, so don't worry if you have an independent minded cat or dog.....or goldfish. Tips and techniques for creating quick and lively sketches. Quirky, experimental, and animal friendly! I have been enjoying the intervention of people's pets during online art classes - and this workshop makes the most of being in your own home with your more than human companions
online workshop - date to be announced
“We are flung from the amniotic sea into this life – tied to matter, to gravity, to mortality. A fire burns in each of us, a tungsten intensity that flares and flames awhile and then departs. From whence and whither to remain mysteries. And who we are on this planet, and for what purpose, remains a mystery as well.......and life waits for us to show up and lay claim to what wishes to be expressed through us” James Hollis,