Contemporary Collage – Paper Dresses

Tutor: Josie Beszant

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Anyone inspired by Josie’s own work will learn some of the secrets of how her own collaged paper dresses are created on this workshop. She will guide you through some the techniques she uses to make decorative collaged paper dresses. You will learn about the symbolism of the dress in art and how to construct and display it a number of different forms. See more of Josie’s unique work here.

– Learn how to distress papers
– Learn the properties of different papers
– Learn about the different ways of fixing papers
– Use stamping, cutting and punching papers to create decorative effects.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is 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-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

All materials will be provided but please do bring along any interesting papers/photographs that you want to include in your own piece.

Please come dressed to get a bit messy.

“The gradual building of ‘skills’ gave me a different perspective – not just paper but a potential picture”

– Susan

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