Glenaeon studios hold craft and artisan workshops which cover a variety of artistic fields including indigo dyeing, eco-printing, basket-making, felting, knitting and crochet. Participant numbers are kept to a minimum to engender a more meaningful experience for everyone.
The workshops may be one evening, day-long or over three days, and are generally held in the beautiful grounds of Glenaeon School’s Middle Cove campus. Depending on the type of course, the textile rooms or other school facilities may be used.
Glenaeon Studios workshops are generally for adults, parents, teachers and friends of the Glenaeon community. In the future some workshops may be tailored to suit children.
For workshop information and bookings, email [email protected]
African Bolga basket making with Godwin Yidana
Friday March 23
9.30am - 3.30pm
The first guest artist and presenter will be Godwin YIdanafrom Ghana, who will offer a 4-5-hour workshop in traditional African Bolga basket-making, which he learned in his home village. Visit Godwin’s website at www.godwinyidana.com
“Simple Pleasures” Plant fibre basketry with Zimmi Forest
Friday 8 June
10am - 3pm
The second guest artist is a weaver of nature, Zimmi Forest, and she will lead the group through the simple pleasures of basketry, with two new techniques, involving palm sheath stitching and weaving with Dracena Draco. Find Zimmi on Instagram www.instagram.com/weaving_nature/
Being (t)here “mapping the poetics of place” with India Flint
Friday 27th- Sunday 29th July (3 days)
9.30am - 4pm
In July we are very fortunate to have India Flint present at Glenaeon Studios for three days to guide us into an adventure with eco-printing and felting. You can visit India’s website www.indiaflint.com
“Bags of personality” with Pam De Groot
Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November (3 days)
Our final guest for the year is Pam De Groot, a felting and textile artist who will present a workshop in felt bag making. You can visit Pam’s website www.pamdegroot.com