THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS REGISTERED AND CONTACTED ME ABOUT WAITING LIST PLACES. THE NOVEMBER RUN OF THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED (with a long waiting list), AND I PLAN TO RUN THE COURSE AGAIN IN SPRING ’21. THANK YOU, AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR FEROCIOUS ENTHUSIASM!
What I want to offer you in this course is the chance to safely explore your work in a chaotic, intuitive, unpredictable way. I want you to see what you can achieve and bring out of yourself through letting go of perfection and safe, dependable methods, how to roll with destruction and recreate from ashes. In this course we will work through a series of projects that will allow you, gently at first, to step out of your comfort zone and work in ways that feel unfamiliar and unpredictable. The lessons will help you let go of a need for perfection, help you to tap into then harness your intuition as a creative tool. We will focus on exploring processes rather than making one “thing”. You’ll receive ten lessons, two a week for five weeks. I keep class numbers small enough to allow for one to one email tuition with every student. We’ll be working with; Free form doll making Fabric manipulation and deconstruction Collage Photography Embroidery Drawing Character development Journalling and reflection exercises Basic sewing pattern design and construction Tools to break through creative block and tap into creative intuition. Think of this course as a creative bootcamp, something intense that might just throw you out of your comfort zone in a way that gives you a boost, a creative clear out, and a chance to see what happens when you do not care about perfection. See this as a chance to flex those wild impulses and see where they take you, even for a short time. Given the unstable financial situation for many in the world right now, the course is offered on a sliding fee scale, from £50 – £120. You will never be asked to justify or explain what you choose to pay, and everyone will receive the same lessons and tuition. Please keep in mind that this course will focus on basic doll making, and the emphasis will be on exploring creative processes – not complex doll making processes. This is a course where you will learn to develop your own way of working and designing. I cannot offer tuition for any projects that are not covered within the course material. I can however, offer individual, heart felt tuition for the projects and lessons within the course. Please respect that I will not be teaching how to make specific dolls from my collection.