Friday, 11 February 2011

Structure and surface: creating 3D sculptures with wax, wire, fabric, paper and found materials with Priscilla Jones

Do What You Love art and creative enterprise retreat

(Yorkshire, England – May 2011)

Imagine a magical place in an area of outstanding natural beauty, deep in the ancient English countryside. A place where you can escape from everyday life, reconnect with the real you, and nurture your creative spirit. Imagine a time when you are free to indulge your creativity. When you can step out of your creative comfort zone and take risks, supported by a warm community of like-minded souls. And all this under the guidance of an outstanding teacher.
Imagine a space where you can explore the ideas you have been quietly sheltering for so long. Where they will be motivated by inspiring entrepreneurs and where, nurtured by your new community, your self-belief will soar. Where you can grow your creative business ideas, or simply plant the seed of belief that you really can find a way to do what you love, for life.

All this exists.

You can find it at the Do What You Love retreat (May 11-15, 2011).
It will be an intimate gathering of creative souls, sharing a special journey of change.
Everything will be taken care of. You just have to take care of yourself
Award-winning English mixed media artist Priscilla Jones will share her signature techniques to make gorgeous wax and wire 3D constructions. This hands-on workshop will guide you step-by-step to creating an extraordinary shabby chic artwork of your own.

About the workshop
This is a rare opportunity to take a three day 3D sculpture workshop with Priscilla Jones. Dive in to a world of experimentation as you learn how to construct a gorgeous sculpture using wax, wire, fabric, paper and found materials.
The first day will be spent drawing and experimenting with mark making to create stunning images that can be applied to your sculpture. The next day, using lightweight wire you will create a structure in a style and scale of your own choice, learning how to form and shape contours that can easily be manipulated with your fingers. There is no need for soldering or fusing in this process so you can relax and enjoy creating at you own pace.

On the last day, you will be able to refine and re-manipulate elements of your sculpture before exploring its surfaces. You will experiment with the images you created on day one and apply them to your fabulous shapes. You can also add found materials and experiment with waxing fabrics and paper to complete your final piece.
This is a hands-on experimental workshop. No experience is necessary. Come prepared to have fun, and take home something very special!

kit list
There will be a kit fee of £30 per person to cover wire, tissue paper, silk, printing inks, Perspex, threads, wax and equipment hire. The kit fee is payable in cash upon arrival at the retreat, and the materials will be waiting in your classroom.

You will also need to bring:
• A pair of pliers
• An apron
• Scissors
• A notebook
• Any images you wish to work from
• Any offcuts of fabric, pieces of lace, vintage buttons or other haberdashery you would like to incorporate. Vintage and faded colours work well.
You may also wish to bring a small cardboard box/packaging material to transport your delicate finished piece. We have arranged for you to be able to send your supplies to the venue in advance, including any that you purchase online. We will also be able to help arrange shipping to send your work and materials home. Details will be sent to participants in advance of the workshop.

Art and Creative Enterprise Retreat - Cost GBP 300.00

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