Silk Illustrations with Emily Jo Gibbs

Saturday 11 November, 11-5, £130 includes a light lunch

Hosted by Emily Jo Gibbs

Emily Jo Gibbs is a British Artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her work. She has received significant critical acclaim and examples of her work are in several museum collections including the V&A, London and The Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Emily is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts and The 62 Group of Textile Artists. Emily’s current practice focuses on hand stitched Portraits and Still Life constructed from multiple layers and pieces of silk organza on a linen ground.

On this course you will experiment with composition, using over-lapping layers of translucent fabrics to build areas of different colours and tones. Using a variety of media including pencil, ink, silk paint and stitch, Emily will offer individual help, so that you can explore these mediums with confidence and create your illustration.

If you would like to work to your own drawings and/or photographs please bring them along.

Students will also need to bring a sewing kit that includes: sewing thread in a variety of colours, pins, needles, sharp scissors, scissors for paper, and a pencil.

There are 8 places available.

Selvedge Shop, 162 Archway Road, London N6 5BB

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