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Derbyshire Area Day - Michael Fitchett - Travelling Sketchbook Talk

This event runs from 10:00am on the 26th October 2019, to 4:00pm on the 27th October 2019 and will take place at Pinxton Village Hall Kirkstead Road Derbyshire NG16 6NA. It is a Guild event being organised by Helen Walland/Karen Booth, email Helen Walland OR karen Booth or phone Helen on : 07887791671 .

Michael Fitchett (recent winner at Uttoxeter Show) will talk about his Sketch books on Saturday 26th October.

Sometimes they are just like snapshots. Sometimes jottings, but sometimes more considered drawings. Wherever I am I like to have my sketchbook. Some sketches become ideas for further work, such as pastels or even a quilt. All aim to capture a scene, an object, or just a moment. For me, sketching is at the centre of my art, and through my presentation I would like to encourage the audience to have a go themselves. 

On Sunday 27th October he will lead a workshop using raw edge applique.

Colour, tone and atmosphere: pictorial design for appliqué. A one day practical workshop, split into two sections: paper cut and fabric cut. Students will see how a picture idea can be translated into a design suitable for making in fabric. 

Students will work from a prepared outline drawing to make a colour paper collage. In doing this they will find out how tonal and colour values can be used effectively. Using their collage as reference, students will commence work on a fabric appliqué picture, same size as the collage. They will select their fabrics and begin the making process, sufficiently to be able to complete the project in their own time at home. 

The event will take place at Pinxton Village Hall Kirkstead Road Derbyshire NG16 6NA

Area Day and Workshop starts at 10am  on Saturday and on Sunday and finishes by 4pm.

Please bring a contribution to a 'faith lunch' on Saturday and your own packed lunch on Sunday.

Costs for Saturday 26th: Members £10 Non Members £15

                 Sunday 27th:  Members £30 Non Members £40

Workshop must be booked and paid for to ensure your place.

Any questions email Helen Walland 

                                    Karen Booth

or phone: 07887791671 Helen Walland