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Wednesday 1st June 10.30am - 4pm (all-day workshop)
Materials provided & participants are encouraged to bring their own finds too

As this is an all-day event, there will be a lunchtime break.  Participants are welcome to bring along their own lunch, and there are many places in the Leeds City Centre locality to find something to eat.
£80





 

Create inspired artworks from found natural objects, during a day-long workshop with renowned  artist and nature crafter Jane Bevan.

Crafting from Nature Workshop with Jane Bevan ...

Create inspired artworks from found natural objects, during a day-long workshop with renowned  artist and nature crafter Jane Bevan.  Jane is an internationally exhibited artist, author of the definitive work 'Craft from Natural Materials', and one of the most exciting and visionary craftspeople working with found natural objects today.  The Craft Centre and Design Gallery is proud to host a workshop with Jane, giving participants a unique opportunity to make their own crafted pieces from found natural objects under her guidance and direction.

 

Taking often overlooked materials like feathers, bark, seeds and thorns, Jane's workshop will teach participants how to unlock the hidden colours, textures and patterns of these discarded natural objects, and transform them into unique artworks.  A selection of eye-catching materials will be provided, and participants are welcome and encouraged to bring along their own found objects too.  You will learn how to transform these natural treasures through hand-stitching, tying and weaving techniques, creating intricately assembled vessels, sculptures and collages to take home.

 

"Prepare to be surprised and pleased by the range and quality of playful artwork that can be created from found natural materials including acorn cups, feathers, bark, leaves and twigs."

 

During the morning session Jane will lead with some mini nature projects such as leaf stitching, making imaginary creatures on a wire, nature curated pictures, and collage.  In the afternoon there is time for more independent work, following the materials in an intuitive and experimental way.

 

"Participants are always pleased, and often surprised by what they have made, and the potential of natural materials for making art."

 

Jane's own own work offers a transformative and radical vision on how to reinterpret the natural world and how to celebrate the overlooked - you are invited to join Jane, learn some of the key principles of nature crafting, and share in her inspiration.

 

Materials are provided in this all-day workshop and participants can also bring their own finds to work with.

As this is an all-day event, there will be a lunchtime break for refreshments.  Participants are welcome to bring along their own lunch, and there are many places in the Leeds City Centre locality to find something to eat.  Book your place here.

 

Book your place here.