Alice’s ‘Rust Diaries’ are a series of works exploring the potential marks and stains made by rusty metal objects collected over a period of time: this is ‘slow’ mark-making, which explores the potential of the everyday discarded object. In this workshop you will start to create your own ‘rust diary’, using objects you have found (rusty washers, small nails, screws, bottle tops, paper clips etc.) and various hand stitch techniques. These stitched ‘diaries’ will then be encouraged to change through natural staining over the days and weeks following the workshop.
Bring along some rusty objects of your own and see what potential they hold.
Please note there is a £5 materials charge for this workshop payable on the day.
Click the title below to find out what to bring with you.
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
Please bring the following items with you:
- Basic hand sewing kit including scissors, needles and pins.
- Small found rusty objects – washers, nails, bolts or screws etc. You will need a number of objects to work with (20-30 would be ideal, more if you have them).
- Notebook for your own notes.