Workshops

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 bookings@hopeandelvis.com 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.

All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions

Life Drawing with Artist Julian Bray 19th , 26th September 3rd , 10th , 17th , & 31st October

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

Emily Jo Gibbs. Illustrative pictures, working with silk organza. 6th & 7th October 2018

6th & 7th October 2018 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 … Continue reading Emily Jo Gibbs. Illustrative pictures, working with silk organza. 6th & 7th October 2018

Richard McVetis. Contemporary Embroidery 13th October *date change*

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*

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier, 9th February 2019

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier 9th February 2019 Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials … Continue reading Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier, 9th February 2019

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier, 10th February 2019

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier 10th February 2019 Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of … Continue reading Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier, 10th February 2019

Rust Marks – Alice Fox, 19th & 20th October 2019

Rust Marks – Alice Fox 19th and 20th October 2019 Alice’s process-led practice is based on recording personal experience of landscape. She works with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations to create surfaces and structures. Alice takes an experimental approach to found items, learning about … Continue reading Rust Marks – Alice Fox, 19th & 20th October 2019

Mixed Media Printing on Paper and Fabric: includes Gum Arabic Transfer Printing – Sue Brown, 6th & 7th April 2019

Mixed Media Printing on Paper and Fabric: includes Gum Arabic Transfer Printing – Sue Brown 6th & 7th April 2019  This is Sue Brown’s signature workshop and we are Delighted Sue is back with us in 2019 Using Gum Arabic and the humble black-and-white photocopy as your ‘plate’, you can make prints of photographic images. … Continue reading Mixed Media Printing on Paper and Fabric: includes Gum Arabic Transfer Printing – Sue Brown, 6th & 7th April 2019

Workshop Gift Voucher

A Hope and Elvis day is a great experience, set in a large inspirational studio full of warmth, materials and great food. An ideal gift for any occasion. Hope and Elvis gift vouchers can be used as part or full payment depending on the chosen workshop. To redeem your gift voucher simply choose your workshop … Continue reading Workshop Gift Voucher