Workshops

‘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 .

(On-line sketchbook demo at West Dean during lockdown available here.)

Courses organised by host partners follow current safety and social distancing guidelines. I teach private groups, guilds and 1:1 by invitation in person or on-line (via Zoom) live. For further information please contact me.

West Dean College

I am delighted to be teaching Wild Gardens via Zoom with West Dean College of Arts and Conservation May 10-12 with free development day (non tutored on 11th)

Drawing inspiration from the everyday (SLW10730)

3 to 6 June 2021. Learn a playful and experimental approach to developing ideas and techniques for mixed media and textile based work. You will use found resources and materials informed by locality and place. Tutors: Cas Holmes

Unfolding landscapes – cloth, paper and stitch (S4D10885)

26 to 30 August 2021. Taking inspiration from the land, explore the use of layers in found textiles with papers to create folded forms. Print, dye, collage and stitch will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary as new surfaces emerge and your…

Other courses. Please check directly with the hosts for availability and updates.

Exploration and Expression: Drawing and Mixed Media with Alex Waylett Studios. A two morning Sketchbook Zoom Course with Artist Cas Holmes. Cas is set up to demo from her studio and she communicates her teaching with clarity and ease. 29th March and 12th April (full)

Layers of Stitch with Beth Morris Workshops Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th July £130

Stitch-Sketch-Books at the Old Bank Gallery. Saturday 31st July to Sunday 1st August

In Stitches. (Wokingham)  Layers, Lines and Image -narrative pieces combining stitch, cloth, paper  TBC

Lund Studios  in North Yorkshire, 5-7 April 2022 Stitch-Sketch-Book, Folding bookforms.

Hope and Elvisin Nottingham, Cloth and Shadows 23 and 24th April 2022 and  Layers, Lines and Image 25 and 26 April 2022 creating improvised stitch-sketch book

Demo live (photo courtesy of Sheilagh Dyson)

The Alpine Experience,  13-20 July 2021 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

Studio Preniac 21st-28th May 2022 Artists always make reference to other images and narrative. You can use pages from old books, maps and found printed materials as a starting point to create a new work. The materials, text and references you decide to use will direct the content and processes used, from layering and cutting techniques through to stitch and paint. This is not a book-binding course.

During this workshop, participants will make small personal works with narrative, meaning and humour. Low-tech methods will transform raw materials and found objects into textile art. Simple drawings, staining and colouring of pages, cutting, pasting, stitching and collage will be our primary tactics to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Sweet Nothings 29th 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

Courses are currently being taught either in class in a safe manner and also via Zoom. Please check on booking. Updates can be found by searching under my name here.

Examples of work in progress on courses here

Each session is a challenge and an inspiration.  Your encouragement to each of us to look for our own direction with your support is more than I expected – you are indeed a very generous teacher. (Eileen)

More dates and venues to be added as booking links become available.