Graffiti Embroidery with Tilleke Schwarz

Saturday 29 July, 11-5, £200 includes light refreshments and materials

Hosted by Tilleke Schwarz

Tilleke Schwarz uses a mixture of graphic quality, content, and humor in her embroidery on linen. Text plays an important part in her work, the humour that is a mixture of a laugh and a tear. Inspired by he every day encountes, Tilleke uses mixed media, with a focus on hand embroidery on fine linen, creating work that could be seen next to some graffiti in the street or with your grandmother's traditional samplers. Tilleke has combined a career in the arts with a professional career for the Dutch national government (policy development), however over the last twelve years she has prioritised her art practise- exhibiting internationally and working on her books: 'Mark Making' and 'New Potatoes'.

The day starts with collage in the morning, followed by a talk, where Tilleke will discuss her work and the processes she takes to begin visually represent her ideas. In the afternoon the class will be working towards creating their own work, using mixed medias, collage, drawing and stitch, where Tilleke will demonstrate couching.

On Sunday students will start to embroider into their work from the previous day, building up a rich textural piece that they can continue from home.There is also an opportunity on Sunday for students to bring any of their in-progress work to discuss with Tilleke.   

8 people per class, this workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials are provided.

162 Archway Road 
N6 5BB

Tube: Archway and Highgate
Buses: 134, 43, 263
Free Parking after 12 o'clock on Langdon Park Road next to the shop.