Creative Textiles and Mixed Media | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Creative Textiles and Mixed Media at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Creative Textiles and Mixed Media at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £164.00 Starts: 26/01/2019 Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Tutor: Angela Collins Ends: 01/06/2019 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: SAT Duration: 6 weeks

About this course

This 6-week Creative Textiles and Mixed Media course in Maidstone, is designed to give students the opportunity to experience different techniques. This course follows on from the course which commenced in September 2018.

Whilst it would be helpful to have completed the earlier course as some of the techniques are likely to be developed in this follow-on course, students can join either or both courses.

There will be a series of 6 mini workshops of 4.5 hours, each introducing a different exciting creative process.

There will be lots of ideas and inspiration.

The tutor will bring examples from workshops with people such as Cas Holmes, Sue Newhouse, Tracy Franklin, Margaret Beal, Maggie Grey, Angie Hughes, Trish Burr, Lynda Monk, and Frances Pickering.

Proposed dates for the course are:
- 26 January
- 23 February
- 23 March
- 27 April
- 18 May
- 1 June

How will I be taught?

The course will include discussions in small and larger groups and some work on a one-to-one basis.
The tutor will select various methods to help students develop their skills; they may include tutor demonstrations, practical activity and an exhibition of the tutor’s work.

Students will be encouraged to share ideas throughout the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students will be expected to provide their own materials, threads, paints and stitching tools as appropriate to the techniques taught. The tutor may have various items for sale and may also provide some materials for which there will be a small charge.

You may like to bring a notebook and pencil and/or a camera to record ideas and recommendations and to document your progress. You may photograph the tutor’s work for learning purposes only.

You will need the usual sewing equipment. If there is anything more specific for the first lesson the tutor will be in touch with you. If you have attended the first course you may wish to continue with a project or the tutor may have already advised you about requirements for this course.
We advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until the course is confirmed.

What can I do next?

Other exciting creative courses are available to supplement your learning. Please ask the tutor for details of other workshops.

What do I need to join the course

This exciting 6 week course at St Faiths Centre in Maidstone, is for anyone interested in creative hand stitching – traditional or contemporary and mixed media. It is also an excellent introduction if you are considering undertaking a City & Guilds textile course or would like to experience different embroidery techniques and use of different materials before choosing a specialist subject.

The course is not suitable for absolute beginners to hand embroidery but is perfect for those who would like to learn some new techniques and would like to experiment with using new materials to supplement their stitching.

Please call our Contact Centre on 03000 412222 email angela.collins@kent.gov.uk if you have any questions relating to this course.

About the Tutor: Angela Collins

Your course tutor is a qualified and practising teacher of adults. She developed the first City & Guilds Hand Embroidery programme for the Maidstone Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, teaching this in 2012 with outstanding results and 100% retention.

She has contributed to the renovation of the Embroiderers’ Guild national portfolio collection which can be viewed during the current touring exhibition of over 100 selected pieces with a permanent collection of nearly 200 pieces located at Embroiderers’ Guild House in Walton-on-Thames.

Angela has contributed to a permanent display of work in the Maidstone Museum to celebrate the Millennium and had work at the 2012 Olympics and St Martins in the Fields, in Trafalgar Square.

Angela delivers creative workshops on a range of craft, art and mixed media subjects and has created a new stitching group, supporting two charities, which meets monthly in West Malling and Offham. She has been teaching Creative Embroidery for adult education for five years and has expanded the programme to deliver workshops and courses for them in Maidstone and Ashford

“Firstly to say how much I enjoyed the two day stumpwork course. possibly the most challenging piece of embroidery to date!” – Joy, July 2013

“Thank you for all your help Angela. I don't know how you do what you do and work full time!” – Joy – City & Guilds 2012

“Your teaching style was 'spot on' and I appreciated how much time and effort had gone into the preparation” – Margaret – City & Guilds 2012

“It has been on my mind to thank you very much for the 2 day summer school. I really enjoyed myself and am very happy with my results. All down to the Tutor. Jackie, Stumpwork July 2013


Angela lives locally and works as a KCC Officer for the Arts & Culture team.

View all courses taught by Angela Collins here >>

Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
Maidstone
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LH


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/65597/G/LC.
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