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Saturday 18-25 August 2018with Natasha Kerr

About the Workshop

In this mixed media workshop with textile artist Natasha Kerr and Selvedge magazine you’ll create an artwork based on recollections and remembered stories using personal drawings and photographs for inspiration.  

Natasha uses a mix of text, creative writing, hand stitching, painting, screen printing and appliqué to create her complex, layered fine art panels and you’ll be encouraged to use many of these techniques when you create your memory project.   You’ll learn from Natasha about composition, placement and balance and how layering can create different effects and suggest moods.

You’ll arrive at the workshop with an idea of your story and the raw materials to work from - photos, documents and other ephemera, such as scraps or wallpaper or fabric - and you’ll discuss with Natasha on how best to edit and whittle these materials down in order to capture the essence of the story you want to tell.

Working on French linen you'll begin by painting your background before carefully building up the layers.  You’ll end the week with a highly personalised piece of artwork approximately 60 x 90 cms/24 x 36 inches which will fit into a cardboard tube to transport home. 

We take a break from the course mid-week to enjoy a day of dyeing with the original blue dye from the woad plant, grown in the Toulouse area since medieval times. You can bring things to dye from home, pick items up at local markets or buy natural fabric from Chateau Dumas. 

During the week there is also a visit to the nearby atmospheric Sunday morning food and craft market in St Antonin-Noble-Val, the medieval town where the films Charlotte Gray and The Hundred Foot Journey were filmed. 

 

Natasha Kerr

Natasha Kerr is an internationally recognised textile artist who creates narratives and portraits. She has exhibited widely creating installatoins and wall-based work.  

Natasha's work is held in many private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal Mail.   She has also worked within archives, hotels, hospitals, museums, publishing houses, coporations and for private individuals.

In addition to her commissioned work she is developing a new body of work on a grand scale involving an exploration of human nature and the human experience. 

www.natashakerr.co.uk

Denise Lambert

Denise Lambert is a  regular at Chateau Dumas, Denise has been dyeing with woad (Isatis Tinctoria) since 1994 and has made the study its remarkable dyeing properties her life's work. Working with a farming cooperative who manages the crops, her company produces woad pigment, makes paints, decorative accessories, artworks and dyes clothes for the fashion industry.

I've loved every minute! A beautiful place, lovely staff and a fantastic group of people. I'm leaving with so much knowledge and a satisfying parcel of work. Bella W, UK

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Included:

  • 7 nights Chateau accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • Foundation materials are included
  • Cardboard tube in which to take your work home

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost
  • You will be asked to bring some personal documents and ephemera for your project

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available at the following prices: Single occupancy bedroom with ensuite bathroom : 2450E : Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 2290E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom (shared with one other): 2090E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom : 1950E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 975E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 500E is required to secure your place with the balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paidChateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport.  A transfer from the airport to Chateau Dumas is available at or around 3pm on arrival Saturday at a cost of 40E per person. An afternoon transfer from Montauban station is available at or around 4pm at 25E per person. There is one transfer from the Chateau to the airport on the morning of the departure Saturday at around 9am. The cost of the transfer from the Chateau to the airport is 40E and to Montauban station it is 25E.  Transfers to and from our local station Caussade T&G are 5E per person, per journey. 
  • We strongly recommend that you take out travel and health insurance before travelling to France
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12 participants

Workshop:
Memories Are Made of This with Natasha Kerr

Starts on:
18 August 2018

Length:
12 Days

Prices From: 1950 Euro

Non-Participating Partner Price: 975 Euro


Included:

  • 7 nights Chateau accommodation
  • Delicious homemade meals including wine with dinner (one dinner out at guest's own cost)
  • 5 days full-time tuition
  • Trips to a farmer's market and other local excursions
  • Foundation materials are included
  • Cardboard tube in which to take your work home

Not Included:

  • Flights to Toulouse and travel to the Chateau
  • One dinner out in a restaurant at guests' own cost
  • You will be asked to bring some personal documents and ephemera for your project

Additional Information:

  • We have bedrooms available at the following prices: Single occupancy bedroom with ensuite bathroom : 2450E : Single occupancy bedroom with own bathroom adjacent : 2290E : Single occupancy bedroom with shared bathroom (shared with one other): 2090E : Shared double bedroom (2 beds) with ensuite bathroom : 1950E per person
  • The non-participating partner cost of 975E includes accommodation, meals and trips out and excludes the workshop tuition
  • A non-returnable deposit of 500E is required to secure your place with the balance due 12 weeks before the start of the workshop
  • You can pay by Visa/Mastercard on our website or by bank transfer
  • The initial deposit is non-refundable and there are no refunds after the balance has been paidChateau Dumas lies one hour north of Toulouse city centre and Toulouse Blagnac international airport.  A transfer from the airport to Chateau Dumas is available at or around 3pm on arrival Saturday at a cost of 40E per person. An afternoon transfer from Montauban station is available at or around 4pm at 25E per person. There is one transfer from the Chateau to the airport on the morning of the departure Saturday at around 9am. The cost of the transfer from the Chateau to the airport is 40E and to Montauban station it is 25E.  Transfers to and from our local station Caussade T&G are 5E per person, per journey. 
  • We strongly recommend that you take out travel and health insurance before travelling to France
  • The workshop will run with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12 participants

Because of nature of our workshops, and the small number of places available, we will need to manage orders personally. If you are interested joining us on this workshop, please fill in the details below and we will get in touch shortly.