Image credit: Deborah Barker.
Throughout the year, we will be hosting some of our expert workshops at Minerva Workshop in North London, a new studio space set up by painter Lottie Cole. Here, Lottie tells us about her goals for Minerva and her plans for 2020.
Minerva Workshop was set up in 2019 to bring together leading artists and artisans to share their expertise with a wider public. Inspired by the spirit of the Bloomsbury influenced Omega Workshop the goal is to contribute to keeping decorative arts and crafts flourishing and to make interdisciplinary learning and sharing easy across all levels of ability. The workshop is located in Kentish Town (only 4 short minutes from the tube) in a Victorian warehouse filled with other creative businesses including the iconic Larusi Rug studio.
From learning how to create bespoke hand-carved Wallpaper designs with Hugh Dunford-Wood (who worked alongside Peggy Angus), to discovering all the principles of natural dyeing from textile historian, natural dyer and Fibre Shed pioneer Deborah Barker, via Wholecloth Quilting with Elli Beavan and lampshade making of all kinds (gathered, hard or folded) the courses are deliberately eclectic and wide-ranging. In 2020 we're delighted to be hosting a number of Selvedge's own workshops, the first in May being Paint Your Own Silk Handkerchief with Rose de Borman and Natural Dye Screen Printing with Nicola Cliffe.
Classes are open to all levels, unless stated, and kept to a limited number of no more than 12. This keeps the classes intimate and allows for everyone to have sufficient help and encouragement in a friendly atmosphere. Weekly day and evening studio sessions are also available where participants can bring their own project to work on or focus on the weekly still life. As well as learning and expanding skills our goal is to send participants away refreshed and invigorated by sharing a creative experience.
For more information visit www.minervaworkshop.co.uk
For more information on Selvedge classes visit our Workshops page.
Blog post by Minerva Workshop.