‘Hands on, experimental with a strong emphasis on using found materials and inventive applications of textile and mixed media processes as part of the exploration of developing a ‘creative language West Dean College.
Course availability and other details can be found via the course links listed below. I often teach private groups and guilds which are not listed here
West Dean College
Places, Spaces and Traces, Winter School 6-11th December . By enlisting ‘found objects’ from personal collections and/or those found at West Dean, we will explore creative journals and sketchbooks as a starting point for mixed media/textile-based work. A series of creative exercises exploring collage, colour and cloth will add personal expression and meaning to your work.The course offers a unique insight into the tutor’s approach to gathering ideas and resources from the world as observed in a residency here at West Dean College.
Mapping Your Space-New Narratives in Paper and Cloth 14-18th March 2021 Investigate deconstructing and subverting the narrative form of maps, or book-related objects to create new forms of mixed media paper and textile-based work, which reference a physical or reflective journey. Develop your visual narrative as you stitch, paint and collage a bound or modular work loosely based on a book-form.
Old Bank Studios, Mark Layer and Stitch. A sketchbook workshop. Saturday/Sunday 22/23 August 2020. Take the fear out of creating a sketchbook or journal. Explore creative ways of developing ideas through mixed media, paint and stitch (full)
Landmarks, Littleheath Barn Studio (near Birmingham) 3-5 February 2021
In Stitches. (Wokingham) Layers, Lines and Image. Tues 6- Thurs 8 April 2021
Lund Studios in North Yorkshire,8-10 June 2021. Stitch Sketch Book, Folding bookforms.
The Alpine Experience, July 2021 TBC Painting with Cloth, Cas Holmes work is often described as ‘painting with cloth. In this workshop, participants will make small personal works with narrative, meaning and colour Low-tech methods will transform raw materials and found objects into textile art
Sweet Nothings 28th May-4 June 2022 Join me in a retreat in South West France for an experimental workshop combining cloth with found materials and inventive applications of textile and mixed media processes. Investigate mark making, colour and painting techniques with cloth and paper using ‘Wet Applique’ layering and bonding combined with ‘Stitch Sketching’ .
Delighted to be invited back to work with Fibre Arts Australia provisionally rescheduled September 2022
Kent Adult Education
All courses are currently being taught live via Zoom and can be found by searching under my name here.
More dates and venues to be added as booking links become available.