Updates on Kim's workshops 2014

  A collage created from a section of 'The Journey' by Helen Fallowfield. 
 Helen finished the four year version of Experimental Textilesten years       ago  - and still refers to her design sources from the course as inspiration for current work. I am teaching this design workshop at Art Van Go June 1th and 11th - see below.

Hello everyone - Happy Friday!
I am not teaching many workshops this year as I am doing so many shows. Many of you are not used to going onto my diary either on this blog or my website to see where and when I am teaching, so this post may help. I am teaching at a new venue in Brighton, the first weekend is in July - there may be more to follow if we can sort out dates. 

Have a read and see if there is anything you fancy - there are at least two places left on all the courses at the time of writing this post. I hope to see some of you soon. Any questions? - email me - info@kimthittichai.com

Here are some images from last years Creating Original Designs course at Art Van Go - we did have a good time. Working to music and eating chocolates - it's a tough life!!! WE are always so well looked after at Art Van Go.

 Painting the 'Journeys' 

Playing with shape and composition.

 A rather splendid positive and negative print from when I taught the same course at Art Van Go last year.

I am only teaching this workshop once this year - and it's at Art Van Go, one of my favourite places to teach - so those of you who have been asking about it need to take note!
It is all very simple and you get some amazing results - all totally original.

Creating Original Designs
June 10th and 11th
2 day workshop 
Take a journey, imaginary or otherwise and learn how to create your own designs and printing blocks. You will leave with several designs and printing blocks ready to start on your next masterpiece.
ART VAN GO, The Studios
1 Stevenage Road, Knebworth
Hertfordshire SG3 6AN



A New Starting Point
July 5th -  6th
2 day workshop
Discovering and developing the redemptive qualities of old newspapers. Create fascinating surfaces on which to print and stitch. Using painted Bondaweb and gilding flake we will explore the possibilities of layering textures to end up with firm pieces of work that can be used to make boxes and vessels and demonstrate the striking contrasts of the media. Rich/poor and matt/shiny.
Bridge Community Centre,
Lucraft Road,
Brighton BN2 4PN


Reclaimed Textiles –
Paper, Print and Free Machine Embroidery
July 17th – 20th3 day workshop
Create reclaimed textiles from an exciting combination of paper and free machine stitch.
 Discover the redemptive qualities of old newspapers and books by layering painted Bondaweb, newspaper and all things sparkly!

West Dean College
Chichester ,West Sussex, PO18 0QZ


Transforming Transfer
September 2nd – 4th

3 day workshop
Discover the joys of layering techniques.
We will be working mostly with synthetic fabrics and transfer paints (disperse dyes). Learn how to use disperse dyes/transfer paints to create beautiful effects then use heat tools to distress and work into your fabrics. This course would be suitable for anyone wishing to develop layered, stitched surfaces.

ART VAN GO, The Studios
1 Stevenage Road, Knebworth
Hertfordshire SG3 6AN 


Reclaimed Papers
November  11th - 12th

2 day workshop

Using old books, newspapers and magazines - students will create beautiful layered surfaces by combining painted Bondaweb with gilding flake, glitter and all manner of sparkle.

ART VAN GO, The Studios
1 Stevenage Road, Knebworth
Hertfordshire SG3 6AN

Experimental Textiles - We are about to close enrolments for this course as we start at the end of June in Redditch.
The nine weekends cover all the basic skills and techniques you need to work confidently and independently. Have a look at the website and look at the course outline my video - experimentaltextiles.com

I love teaching this course - we have great fun and work hard (and quite often eat cake) producing original and exciting work. If you are interested and wish to ask questions, just email me - info@kimthittichai.com.

Students have plenty of room to work and develop ideas.

Four of the girls getting down to printing with blocks they have made themselves from designs created on the first weekend.

The end of year show at the NEC Birmingham.

If you are on Facebook - have a look at what we been achieving on the course

Whether you are looking for a short course or something longer - hopefully I can offer you what you are looking for.


Have a great weekend 

x x x

Hello D, J, T and R.S 



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