***ARTISON OPEN HOUSE***

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FREE EVENT – NO NEED TO BOOK – JUST COME ALONG & GET INSPIRED FOR 2019!
Get a little respite from the uncertainties of 2019. Join us on Sun 10 Feb where you can be sure of a warm welcome, be confident you’ll get inspired and be certain of great cake! Meet like minded folk, catch up with familiar faces – creative friends and tutors. This year there’s a special focus on the work of students too.

INSPIRING TUTORS – OPEN HOUSE 10TH FEB
Many of our tutors will be there, either displaying work all day or dropping by for a chat. All will help you with ideas and encouragement for your creative adventures in 2019.

Wool & Textiles…
Hand embroidery from Louise Goult- new tutor for 2019.
Susie Walker and her gorgeous needlefellt animals.
Milliner Claire Spooner who works in theatrical millinery.
Jane Hare and her Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing Techniques.
New tutor Agnis Smallwood, dropping – catch her to talk peg loom weaving
If you’re intrigued what a Woodgie Cushion looks like, meet Betty Brown and vire some of her reclaimed fabric creations.

Decorative Ceramics, Mosaics, Jewellery & Lanterns…
Mosaic artist Julie Hand
Artist and sculptor Sarah Hall Baqai and her Willow and Paper Seedpod Lanterns and Bird Sculptures
Ceramacist Charlotte Morrison can’t be with us, but see some of her samples for this year’s workshops.

For the Painters…
Botanical painter, Karen Innes
Mixed media artist Anna Poulton will pay us a visit during the day.
Watercolour tutor Ian Scott Massie is currently travelling in India, but a selection of his watercolours and screen prints are always available to view.

3 Dimensions…
Artist blacksmith Adrian Wood
Wire sculptor, Chris Moss’s work will be on display and she’ll be dropping by.
Gaynor Pearson, stone carver, around all day if you fancy talking chisels and chips.
Chris Helliwell – green wood working – see him in action with his pole lathe.
Wire sculptor Chris Moss will be with us breifly but she’ll leave us samples for her workshops this year.

Gluten Free baker, Karen Selby will be with us in the morning – catch her to chat through the recipe for her successful GF Baking workshop before nabbing one of the final places.

STAR ATTRACTIONS…
ARTISON 100 CLUB FOUNDER – SHOWCASE
If you’re an ArtisOn regular (or even not-so-regular) you’ll probably have come across Alan. He’s our most frequent flyer and, very soon, Alan will have chalked up 100 ArtisOn workshops. So, it will soon be our privilege to make Alan the founder member of the ArtisOn 100 Club. What better way to celebrate than to showcase some of his work? Alan will be with us on the 10 Feb, surrounded by his own work – from stone and metal to jewellery and textiles – he’s done it all! Come a have a chat to him about the sheer scale of his ArtisOn experiences and check out his wonderful and varied achievements.

SEWING & EMBROIDERY SHOWCASE
One of the most skilful and prolific groups of ArtisOn regulars are the sewing groups – the Dressmakers and Freehand Machine Embroiderers who have been led and inspired by Claire Humphries weekly courses. These talented and enthusiastic folk have had some fun and produced some stunning work over the past few years and we thought you might like to see some of it and perhaps be inspired to have a go yourself….come and see and talk to them about it.

SUSTENANCE
There’ll be teas, coffees and cakes available all day along with some tasty savoury morsels to sustain you from 12:30 till 2:00 or until it runs out (which is pretty unheard of at ArtisOn!)

You can take some tastes of ArtisOn home too – the 2018 recipe booklet is still available if you haven’t got your copy already.

PARKING
Parking available in our courtyard as usual. Also as no surgeries, you can park at the front in the vets space. Overflow parking available in the farm yard (though be prepared for a bit of mud). If these areas are full, please park considerately on the roadside verges.

What to expect

A weekly course at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create and develop your skills. The weekly format allows you to develop your work and ideas between sessions, you can work more at your own pace and really feel you have moved on from week one to the end.

You can expect the usual warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet and get to know like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences.

There may be two courses going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the others are up to!

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-session break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Due to the requirement for change-overs between morning/afternoon/evening sessions for weekly courses, the finish time given is fairly crucial – the session should not overrun.

All refreshments are included before and during the session each week although lunch is not. However, by popular demand we do provide a light lunch consisting of soup or similar and a pudding from 12:00pm until just after 1:00pm so that anyone attending either morning or afternoon sessions need not go hungry! The cost is £5 and it can be booked and paid for each week for the following week. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you require lunch for week 1.

“Just wanted to say what a great weekend it's been - having fun back at Artison. You should be really proud of what you've achieved there - it's such an inspiring place which attracts both lovely teachers and interesting participants. The venue is perfect, catering superb (not good for the waistline!), it's great to see photos and examples of previous courses to tempt us (successfully) to return! The website is brilliant, great design, images etc, always up to date - far better than any other equivalent I've seen. Can't wait for my next visit! ”

– Glenda

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