Laura Kemshall’s new Wooden House Workshops. Visit Laura’s blog for a complete list of classes on offer. www.laurakemshall.blogspot.com
Fans of Laura Kemshall’s work and teaching will be as excited as me by the new range of workshops on offer at her new Wooden House, in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Her whole family have been working hard to renovate a cricket pavillion which had seen better days. Here’s the restored building inside and out!
Isn’t it a fabulous space?!
There’s a mini kitchen with the all important coffee machine and teapot! When you go to a workshop Laura will provide refreshments throughout the day including a homemade lunch.
The Wooden House can accommodate 8 students but most classes will be limited to 6 so that there’s plenty of space to spread out. During workshops you’ll have access to lots of materials and resources including art media, print blocks, tools and equipment and reference books. In fact, for most of the workshops the only thing you’ll need to bring is yourself.
Laura says: “Altered Books’. It’s one of my favourite classes to teach – I just love seeing those old, unloved books turned into little works of art.”
“Starting with the basics of preparing pages we’ll explore some of the best tactics and techniques for book altering. You’ll be led by your chosen book, modifying the original structure with cutting and additions before customising the pages with mixed media, paint, print and collage.
Liberating, experimental and highly addictive, what more can I say! During the class there will be ample opportunity to study examples of altered books and gather ideas to take home. This one-day workshop is suitable for beginners or those with experience as there’s plenty of scope for pushing the ideas as far as you’d like to. I’ll demonstrate all the techniques and you’ll see how layering simple processes creates such exciting results. You’ll never walk past a book sale again!The workshop will take place here at The Wooden House where you’ll be able to use all of the resources available – art media, print blocks, stencils, stamps, etc. Please check out the post that follows this one for a peak at how the studio looks.It’s a one-day workshop and there are two dates available. At the moment there are places on each date, but do drop me a line if you’d like to come so I can pencil you in. ”