Mixed Media and Paper Collages Online Workshop with Jessica Grady
Mark Making and Pattern Techniques Online Workshop
Learn how to create your own colourful collage using a combination of recycled waste scraps and hand stitch techniques. We will start the workshop by arranging shapes and materials onto our A4 card background - you will be introduced to techniques of layering shapes together, cutting and creating patterns and mixing colours until you have your perfect abstract design. These shapes will then be secured into place with decorative hand stitch and embellishment techniques. Embroidery techniques include; french knots, couching and straight stitch ideas.
Jessica will also demonstrate how to add sequins and other embellishments onto your collage design to give a final finished flair! You will finish the online workshop with your own A4 collage that you can frame up or embellish even further.
This is an online workshop.
How does it work?
Prior to the session you will receive all of the equipment and materials you will need through the post. Along with a Meeting ID and Password for Zoom. Using these, you can log in to the class at the time of the workshop!
Lucky dip containing a mix of the following items. Each participant will receive a unique pack.
- A4 Backing Card
- Selection of mixed media paper, fabric and recycled plastic scraps
- Selection of beads, buttons and sequins
- Selection of wools, ribbons and unusual threads
- Mixed Recycled Embellishments
What's else will you need?
- Glue/Glue Stick
- A Needle and Thread
Jessica is a contemporary embroidery artist who works from her studio in Leeds with the assistance of her studio cat Spencer the tabby! She create colourful and highly tactile textiles and sculptures that utilise many recycled and waste materials. She also teaches workshops and courses across the country to schools, private groups and organisations. Jessica’s work has been sold and exhibited across the UK and Europe and she is also a Crafts Council Directory maker. She was awarded the Embroiderers Guild Scholar award in 2018 for her textile practice.
Note: Image of kit shows an example of items which may be received. All kits are chosen at random to include a mix of things.