Decoupage is the decorative art of applying collage and patterned paper to objects. When varnished, decoupaged objects have a lacquered appearance and you can create wonderful vintage effects by layering the papers.
This fun beginners’ one day workshop will introduce you to a variety of ideas for applying beautiful papers to objects. We will be 'up-cycling' objects by gluing cut-out paper images onto their surfaces to breathe new life into them and create that shabby chic look.
We will be working with a huge range of wonderful papers such as old books, ornate wallpapers, magazines, patterned napkins, wrapping paper and fabric too. We will experiment with varnishes and basic gilding.
Each student will begin working with two objects from the selection of charity shop objects provided and then, in the latter part of the workshop, they will get the chance to work on their own object brought from home. (Please note: students may not be able to complete their objects within the time constraints so a plastic container should be brought to class to carry still damp pieces home.)
Cleo Harrington is a Royal College of Art graduate who has taught art for many years in a wide variety of colleges and institutions. She was founder of Art in the Village – a unique and vibrant company that provides arts and crafts both in the U.K and abroad. Decoupage is one of Cleo’s favourite mediums. She shares her ideas and techniques in workshops where students are encouraged to experiment with a vast array of beautiful papers, fabrics and prints to create a cornucopia of fantastic objects.
The course will take place at The Institute 3 Beaumont Close, Bishops Avenue London, N2 0GA
The Institute exists to promote educational opportunities for people of all ages, income levels and abilities and to provide cultural and community facilities for the locality.
Saturday 24 November 2012, 10am to 4pm with a one hour lunch break
We're very excited to be launching The Mumsnet Academy - a brand new enterprise which aims to curate a portfolio of fantastic courses to fit around family commitments and busy working lives.
A while back we asked you what courses you would like and the programme of masterclasses, workshops, and events we've come up with is a reflection of your responses.
To help us deliver the programme we have enlisted some fabulous experts in a range of fields as well as teaming up with some great partners who have a reputation for delivering high-quality, life-changing courses.
This collaborative approach allows us to offer a programme across a range of different subjects including entrepreneurship, business, technology, social media, blogging, history of art, creative writing, publishing, gardening, philosophy, finance, fashion as well as courses concerned with self-improvement and the concept of learning to live wisely and well. Some of these courses will be skill-based, while others will explore concepts, theory and ideas.
If we've missed something you think is a must, fear not, we will be adding classes to our portfolio all the time so please drop us a line or complete the suggestion box on our website.
One of the things that we felt was important was to ensure our Academy courses are available across the UK and we are pleased to announce that we will be running events in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester from day one. We are also keen to develop some online courses and hope to announce the first of these later this year.
While our courses are scheduled at times which are more convenient for those with young children, they are absolutely open to everyone. Ultimately, the overall aim of the Mumsnet Academy is to bring people together in a thought-provoking and fulfilling environment where there is a universal willingness to explore ideas, develop skills, and learn from experts as well from each other.