Create! April blog - New beginnings
A fresh start..
Welcome to the Create! April blog. There’s something about this time of year with all the fantastic spring blooms and the lovely sunny weather that encourages me to think of new beginnings and trying things I’ve always wanted to do.
I’ve just started a really interesting new project doing book illustration, which I’m very excited about as it’s something I’ve always wanted to try my hand at. I’ve finally started putting pen to paper this week and it’s been great, but also really nervewracking.
Looking at a blank piece of paper and wondering ‘where do I start?’ is one of the hardest things you can do. It’s really scary! When I run my classes I always start with something to draw so that people don’t feel intimidated, but I had to start completely afresh this week and that certainly has been challenging. I’m so happy I’ve started it now though. I think that’s often the way with so many things - getting over the first hurdle is the hardest bit.
I had a really exciting day earlier this week when I had a fantastic photographer come to take some promotional shots of me and the business. I would thoroughly recommend Jo Welch http://www.jokatywelch.com , she’s based in Sherwood and her work is wonderful. I’m hoping to have some beautiful photos to share with you soon.
New workshops coming soon..
We’ve got lots of amazing stuff coming up over the next few weeks, including the return of our Easter craft workshops for kids. These will be taking place on April 16th and 17th and more details can be found on the website www.createwb.co.uk
I’m also really excited to announce that I’ve been in discussions with some local artists who are going to come in to Create! and do some Master-classes.
First up is Deborah Webster from Stone Stories who will be running a workshop for children. These are really beautiful sessions where children get to create their own story-telling stones and come away with their own set. This will be happening in May and details will go on the website as soon as it is confirmed.
I’ve also been talking to Bridie Filer, who will be running some print-making masterclasses in June. These are great for anyone who’s ever wanted to have a go at lino-printing, or perhaps those who have already tried it but are a bit stuck getting on to the next stage and want to develop their skills.
And finally, Oliver Lovley, a fantastic local artist, is looking to do some oil painting classes. I’ll be releasing more details soon in a newsletter and also on the website.
Bookings are open for next term so have a look through the website and see if there is anything that takes your fancy.
There are also a few spaces on our popular after-school classes, which are always good fun and a great chance for your children to step away from all their normal activities and just focus on doing something creative.
I hope you all have a very happy Easter and a lovely break, and look forward to seeing you soon.