A Hope & Elvis day is a great experience set in a large inspirational studio full of warmth, materials and great food. You will receive a friendly welcome, expert guidance from artist and makers of the highest order and have time, materials and space to explore your creativity. If you are coming far please let me know if you need any help with local places to stay to make a relaxed weekend away.
Full payment is required to secure bookings. Please use the Paypal links or to pay by cheque or bank transfer please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will save you the seat if available. Bookings will be confirmed asap by Emma who works part time hours, so please dont panic if you dont recieve an email by return. In the event of a cancellation payments are are non refundable but if the place is filled credit may be given to be used for future workshops.
Jane Bevan is a Derbyshire artist with a passion for English woodlands, who forages for natural materials which she ties, stitches and binds together to make her artworks. Her materials are those that might otherwise be trodden on or overlooked, such as feathers, twigs, bark, seeds and thorns reflecting the beauty and perfection in the … Continue reading Jane Bevan. Noticing and Working with Nature 2nd September
Join knitwear designer Nicki Merrall at Hope & Elvis to learn modular knitting techniques. Modular knitting is a fun technique in which you knit one module (or shape) at a time. Having knitted the first module, you pick up stitches from the previous module, so that each piece is joined as it is knitted. Join … Continue reading Modular Knitting with Nicki of Being Knitterly 8th September
Celia Pym is an exhibiting artist living and was shortlisted for the inaugural Loewe Craft Prize, COAM, Madrid and touring and Woman’s Hour Craft Prize in 2017. She is currently a visiting lecturer in Textiles at the RCA. She has been exploring mending since 2007 with extensive experience of small everyday holes, at heels, elbows, … Continue reading Mending with Celia Pym. 15th & 16th September
Helen Hallows is a creator, artist, tutor and mentor working and living in the Midlands. I recently spent the most beautiful day sketching the Derbyshire landscape with Helen and was able to peak a look at the wonderful way in which she uses mark making in her work, and knew I needed Helen to share … Continue reading Helen Hallows. Patterns From Nature Friday 12th October
We are delighted to welcome back Richard McVetis who is an artist-maker, known for his meticulously embroidered drawings and objects. Richard studied at Embroidery at Manchester School of Art and Textiles at The Royal College of Art. This is an exciting opportunity to explore the enormous scope of embroidery, create fascinating textures and patterns and … Continue reading Richard McVetis. Contemporary Embroidery 13th October *date change*
Designer maker Leah is every bit as wonderful as her name with a glorious sense of colour and flair for vintage.. This is a great opportunity to make a hand crafted Angel using an original pattern designed by Leah. You’ll learn doll-making techniques, tips on stuffing, creating faces and hair using hand stitching techniques. Using … Continue reading Leah Halliday’s Heirloom Angels 3rd November or 4th November
Helaina is a designer maker, based in West Yorkshire, creating 2D and 3D wirework. Her work is inspired for her love of tea and the rituals around tea drinking and is rooted in the elegance of the past, particularly the Edwardian era. Using old sepia photographs she creates pen and ink drawings that are translated … Continue reading Helaina Sharpley: Wire Work. 1st December
I will be hosting a series of watercolour workshops at the amazing studio run by Hope & Elvis who run extremely successful artisan workshops in a light and airy space. Based in the gorgeous grounds of the Welbeck Estate in Worksop the classes will run once a week for a 4 week series. Weekly from … Continue reading Watercolour Development with Amy Bailey 31st August – 21st September 2018
Life Drawing with Artist Julian Bray 19th, 26th September, 3rd,10th,17th & 31st October This six week series will focus on colour theory and optical mixing using oil pastels, layered to achieve vivid colour combinations. During this life class, you will work directly from the human form and explore basic concepts of form, structure and … Continue reading Life Drawing with Artist Julian Bray 19th , 26th September 3rd , 10th , 17th , & 31st October
Kate Taylor was a primary school teacher for many years and deputy head teacher in a junior school for eighteen of them. For the last six years she has been delivering CPD in art with passion and enthusiasm, to class teachers within the classroom and staff meetings in Primary schools across two Academies around Rotherham … Continue reading Summer School: Art Workshops for Children. August 7th , 8th & 9th
Emily Jo Gibbs is a British Artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her exquisite work. She has received significant critical acclaim and is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts and the 62 Group of Textile Artists. This workshop brings a fresh textile technique to the programme utilising sheer … Continue reading Emily Jo Gibbs. Illustrative pictures, working with silk organza. 6th & 7th October