January 2020 - EAU Brink Studio

January 15, 2020
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Wow What a Start to 2020

Wow I What a Start to 2020, I cannot believe how busy it has been so far this year.

Starting with the Tea shop in The Barn. We have had an excellent start to our new venture with meeting new customers and providing lovely food and drinks daily. We are open 7 days a week from 10 am till 4 pm at the moment and when the clocks go forward we will be open from 9 am till 5 pm except Thursdays which are late opening until 7 pm.

Thank you all for popping in and if you have not yet made it to our tea shop I look forward to seeing you there.

Workshops

Powertex

I did announce a few changes for this year to the programme but have not been able to implement them yet as I have had customers book onto one or two of them before the changes. There fore the Powertex and Sewing machine confidence will remain for the time being as it is on the last weekend of the month.  there is still room on both if you wish to book. the Powertex is on the 26th and the Sewing machine confidence the 25th of January.

New for 2020

Ink drawing

A new workshop for Eau Brink Studio is Ink Drawing  with  artist Rachel Collier-Wilson to learn about drawing with ink in a relaxed and inclusive environment at Eau Brink Studio.

During the day, working with dip pens and black ink on paper, various methods of creating lines will be introduced and practised. These will include creating shapes, form and texture using this fun and versatile medium.

Rachel will start with a demonstration of ink drawing and then we will work on warm up techniques and practicing using the pen. In the afternoon you will be able to work on a more sustained piece and Rachel will be able to provide as much or as little tuition you would like.

ink drawingWe will work on a couple of still life subjects using these methods, please bring along your own inspiration if you would like. You can draw first in pencil before committing to drawing with ink.

Beginners are welcome to this ink drawing workshop – this course is suitable for all abilities. Rachel can provide dip pens and black ink for participants. Paper will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

You do not have to be able to draw for this workshop as Rachel will help you.

 

As some of you who like to attend Alison Hulmes workshop have informed me that it may not be possible I have added a Gelli Plate workshop on 14th March which will be fun but I will not have all the items Alison brings along such as her fabulous Thermofax screens.

This is only part of the things happening at Eau Brink but I think I will leave you for now and then write again soon.


January 3, 2020
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Hello 2020

Hello 2020, Wow a new year and a new decade. This means change at Eau Brink Studio.

For some time now I have found myself moving further and further away from what I originally intended when setting up the studio. And it made me very unhappy.

With this in mind whilst I was unable to do anything before Christmas I decided to sort it out.

Firstly I took a look at what I had been doing over the year and if I enjoyed it. The answer was mostly yes but some areas were a definite no.

So the no’s had to go. But what can I replace it with as I still have to pay the bills? And to be honest a regular job is not for me.

My lovely brother has joined us from Kent and we have decided to open up a tea room together. Danny trained as a chef so his food is divine but he hates baking and desert making, where as I love baking. So that works perfectly.

We opened our tea room in The Barn in Long Sutton because there was an existing coffee shop but the the lady who ran it had an accident and can not work for a while. The local Council will not let me have a teas shop at the studio which would be better. But we will work with what we have.

Now I am sure you are wondering what is going.

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Well firstly the workshops that very few book onto. That is Powertex and Sewing machine confidence. These will be by appointment only from now on.

I will also adopt a new system for upcoming workshops where if there are not enough learners up to two week prior to the workshop it will be cancelled. With the exception of other artists teaching as they will decide up to one month in advance if they are going to run it.

The studio will not be idle. Anyone can book it to run workshops or to use the space  if they wish. You just need to email me and I will discuss your needs and the costs involved.

Exhibition and Fairs

I will be exhibiting with the Progression group, West Norfolk Artists, at Wymonham with the Norfolk Makers and attending the Hand Made Fair at Hampton Court this year.

I will be also taking part in Textiles in action and Open Studios.

Website and contact.

My website will reflect all these changes over the coming weeks but please bear with me as I get it sorted out. If you wish to get hold of me it will be better to email me at [email protected] 

You can of course call me on 01553 762115 or on 07827674920 do leave a message if I cannot answer and I will return your call asap.

So as I said at the beginning of this blog. Hello 2020 it looks like a great year ahead.