Workshops

A Hope & Elvis day is a great experience set in a large inspirational studio.
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.co.uk and I will save you the seat if available.
Once your payment is made your booking is confirmed and subject to the Terms & Condition. A confirmation will be emailed to you within a few days, this will include a copy of all the booking T’s & C’s.

In the event of a cancellation payments are are non refundable but if the place can be filled a credit may be given to be used for future workshops minus a £15 administrative fee.

All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions

“Whatever Wednesdays”

As the title suggests, these sessions are a day to do whatever, a day for you. Bring along something you are working on or that piece of work you started and is now in a drawer somewhere waiting to be finished (and lets be honest we all have a few of those!) Between 10am & … Continue reading “Whatever Wednesdays”

Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 21st & 22nd May 2022

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 their properties, boundaries and possibilities through the making process. Alice … Continue reading Botanical Books with Alice Fox – 21st & 22nd May 2022

Altered and Repaired Garments and Objects with Jessie Chorley – 19th June 2022

About Jessie Chorley Jessie Chorley is a London-based textile artist, specialising in embroidery and paper crafts. Born in Kent in 1980, she spent her childhood in North Wales, before moving to London to study for the BA in Fine Art Textile Practice at Goldsmiths College. While still a student, she chose to dedicate her life … Continue reading Altered and Repaired Garments and Objects with Jessie Chorley – 19th June 2022

Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 13th & 14th August 2022

About Liz Cooksey My works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional works reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love natural forms in which I look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the small and insignificant … Continue reading Mixed Media Wire Workshop with Liz Cooksey – 13th & 14th August 2022

Back to Front and Back Again with Matthew Harris – 2nd , 3rd & 4th September 2022

About Matthew Harris Matthew studied at Goldsmiths College and makes work in both paper and cloth that is primarily concerned with the exploration and exploitation of abstract imagery. Matthew has work in the Crafts Council Collection and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. He has exhibited widely throughout the U.K, Europe, U.S.A and Japan and in … Continue reading Back to Front and Back Again with Matthew Harris – 2nd , 3rd & 4th September 2022

Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric with Sue Brown – 17th & 18th September

About Sue Brown Sue Brown is an artist who uses printmaking and mixed media to tell stories. Inspired by process as much as nature, her work springs from the pages of sketchbooks, and develops carefully researched themes, exploring and developing them on paper and textiles. Workshop Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric Spend 2 days making and … Continue reading Collagraph Printmaking onto Fabric with Sue Brown – 17th & 18th September

Stitching Connection with Claire Wellesley Smith – 30th Sept, 1st & 2nd October

About Claire Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, researcher and writer based in West Yorkshire. She specialises in projects that use local, natural colour, created from home-grown and locally foraged plants. Cloth, dye and stitch are then used as carriers of the natural and social history of place. She is a highly experienced tutor who works … Continue reading Stitching Connection with Claire Wellesley Smith – 30th Sept, 1st & 2nd October