This workshop is for those people who would like to draw and design but haven’t had the opportunity or the help. You DO NOT have to be good at drawing. These are non-competitive exercises to build your confidence and develop designing skills.

The class will focus on improving observation through drawing studies of the natural world, for example flowers, plants, or shells. From these, students will create design samplers that explore scale, symmetry repetition and colour. Sketchbook size samples with paper / fabrics will be produced and these may be developed as applique blocks, foundation / pieced blocks or art textiles depending on student interest.

Students may like to spend part of the day having help with the drawing up of a particular project or image.



Students need to provide a variety of materials, most of which canbe found at home.