It's my pleasure to be involved with an auction of art pieces and promises for St Michael's Hospice.
More than 20 lots, featuring a cross-section of mediums, will go on sale at the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery near Ledbury on Friday 13th July at 7.30pm. I'm donating an extra large Inky Mallard framed print and also a bamboo pen workshop for 6 people.
The evening will be led by the BBC's Kate Bliss, an antiques expert on hit shows Bargain Hunt and Flog It! so come along to raise money for a wonderful cause and take home a piece you love. Find out more info by clicking here, hope to see you there!
Learn how to carve your own bamboo dip pen, with all the tools and guidance needed. We will then learn some photographic theory using our smart phones and put it to practice by photographing nature in the hotel’s garden. After a two course lunch, we will be selecting our favourite photos and drawing from them, using your freshly-crafted pen and ink. Combining ancient and modern techniques, this inspiring and creative workshop will cover technique, composition, and how to use the latest editing apps.
You can find more information here, or as a Facebook event here. Call 01432 356321 to book.
Castle House Hotel, Castle Street, Hereford
£40, include two-course lunch at the hotel.
11th May, 2017 - 11am to 3.30pm
I enjoyed working with a lovely group of ladies on Saturday, teaching my simple screen printing method, and was very impressed with their beautiful results! Seems as though they enjoyed it too.
For more information on latest workshops, please get in touch.
The next Simple Screen Printing workshop will be on the 26th October, at The Banyan Tree in Brackley, Northants, and amazingly there are only a couple of places left! If you'd like to get involved, just drop me a message!
Sometimes you can know too much… For example, from my various food shoots and food photography workshops, I know that this "milk" is probably PVA glue. Not so delicious. Sorry porridge peeps!
Super high quality phone pic...
Another lovely afternoon of teaching screen printing the simple way yesterday... Here are the results the lovely ladies came up with!
The image in the bottom right corner was kindly sent through from one of the ladies. She was so inspired that she went out and bought the bits and pieces needed for printing, and added text, a sun and buttons to her design of the leaping deer. I think it looks cracking! And it's so lovely to see people enjoying and using what I have taught them! Ace all round.
I suspect another workshop will be in the diary soon... Get in touch if you want to know more!
I've just come back after a week of rural enforced radio silence in beautiful Springtime Cornwall. Part of the reason for the trip was to teach a Food Photography Workshop for The Hedgecombers, which was great fun. The rest of the time was spent soaking up the sun, beach bbqs of steak and roast veg, surfing, visiting a captive rainforest (less mosquitos than the Amazon - win!) and generally unwinding. Oh and a touch of sunburn. I know I'm sufficiently pasty, no pun intended, to singe in April, yet it takes me by surprise every year.
The Hedgecombers had this to say about it:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! SO much for yesterday!
It was just what I needed, and I feel so much more in control of my camera and pictures now. Your teaching style is awesome, and you clearly know & understand your subject perfectly, as you can put it across in real simple terms.
Thanks again Kate xx
If you have any workshop requirements, drop me a line - I love a one-to-one learning sesh!
Due to continued interest, I'm running another wee screen printing workshop at The Banyan Tree.
May 18th, only £45. You can see the marvellous results from past workshops just here! The 4 spaces tend to book up fast, so get a shimmy on if you fancy it!
I was super chuffed how well my first screen printing workshop went, and very impressed by the creative outcomes the lovely ladies produced! I hope they're all happy with their beautiful tote bags, and feel inspired to try the technique again.
The next one is pencilled in for the 18th May, confirmation coming soon. Please get in touch if you're interested!