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Welcome to the DesignMatters Art and Craft School. Here in the classrooms, we’ve grouped together collections of video workshops so you can pick and mix through the subjects that most appeal. Just click on a collection to find out more about the video workshops included. You can purchase an collection any time, with or without a DMTV subscription. Once purchased you’ll have instant lifetime access. * If you’re planning on purchasing workshops frequently, you’ll probably find it convenient to buy some Classroom Credits.
Click on the links below to explore the classrooms that interest you. There you’ll find workshops and other information to inspire you.
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Quilting with Grids
Grids can provide you with an excellent basis for your quilting. Linda will show you how to quilt grids with a walking foot and shares her tips for success with this method. Next, with that grid in place, you'll see how you can work within it using freehand quilting to add beautiful patterns.
Inspired by Nature
Find inspiration in nature and see how Linda interprets a photographic source as a mixed media study in her sketchbook. She'll show you how to use watercolour, charcoal pencils and oil pastel to create rich surfaces sympathetic to the subject matter. Then working from her sketchbook, Linda interprets the mixed media study into a stitched textile. See how she uses opaque and transparent fabric scraps to build painterly layers adding texture with machine and hand stitching.
Be inspired by nature around you and collect leaves to use for plant printing. Linda will show you how to make beautiful contact prints on paper. Laura will demonstrate how to make simply structured, but endlessly creative concertina books to house your prints. Finally Linda shares her ideas for working back into your plant printed sketchbook to edit, refine and add detail. The result will be a truly unique record of the plant material you've collected and a fabulous sketchbook for inspiration and further development.
Birds are such an inspiration to us, whether it's big black crows in the fields, or the pretty garden birds that visit the feeders outside the studio. In this collection of workshops Linda will show you her methods for painting birds using acrylics on wooden panel and canvas. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced artist, Linda will guide you through, step by step.
Work along with Linda to make your own visual diary to document your observations and collections. Linda's focussing on one of her favourite subjects, moths, but your diary can document anything you like! In Linda's book you'll see a selection techniques used in combination to record what you find. There are three workshops in this collection.
ATCs – Tracing and Painting
Video Workshop - Linda’s working on her collection of ATCs. These mini works of art provide the perfect opportunity to practice your skills. In this workshop Linda will show you how to transfer a motif using tracing, then paint it using acrylics teamed with pens.
ATCs – Rubbings and Collage
Video Workshop - ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are mini works of art! In this workshop Linda demonstrates how you can make beautiful ATCs using rubbings on vintage paper, collage and drawing with stencils.
Plants in Altered Books
Video Workshop - Linda often finds inspiration in nature and in her garden in particular. Join her in the studio to see how she's incorporating plants into her altered book. She'll show you a useful technique for when the plant material itself is to delicate to attach directly to the page.
Creative Sketchbooks Revisit
Linda's been enjoying revisiting our Creative Sketchbooks course and is now onto her second book! Take a look at a few of the pages here.
Lifting lockdown or staying home?
News - Linda's finding solace in her studio during lockdown. Maybe you can lose yourself in a spell of painting at this difficult time too?
Laura’s back home and I’m keeping on keeping on
Catch up with news of Laura and what Linda's working on right now.
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