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Creative Workshop: Pattern Design with artist Bonnie Craig

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Harris Makerspace

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Join us for this creative workshop and learn how to make your own repeat pattern designs based on sketches you make of the Harris building and its collection. Putting motifs into repeat is a really simple and satisfying technique with endless creative possibilities.

You’ll start by looking and sketching shapes and details around the building that could be used as motifs. Once you have some sketches, you'll develop these through drawing, painting or collage and thinking about texture, scale and mark-making. Working with the lead artist you will then explore how to make these into repeat patterns by hand, using a photocopier to repeat the design. You’ll then have the chance to add colour to your designs. At the end of the afternoon you can take your work home with you, along with the skills to carry on making your own repeat patterns at home.

This workshop is inspired by local artist Wendy Simpson who used to visit the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in the 1950s for ideas for her patterns when she worked as a textile designer for Horrockses Fashions. Please note that there is a free 'In Conversation with Wendy Simpson' event on the morning of Wednesday 29 November. Tickets for this are free, but it is a separate event and tickets for this must be booked separately.

This creative workshop will be led by local artist and designer Bonnie Craig. Bonnie has an MA in Surface Pattern and runs workshops across the UK. In her work she uses pattern to draw attention to details that we often overlook or forget, and to tell stories about places, people, and journeys. You can find out more about her work here: http://www.bonnie-craig.com/

Tickets for this afternoon workshop are £20. This includes a tea or coffee in the Harris cafe, all tuition and materials. No previous art or design experience is required. Beginners warmly welcomed.

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