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May 13, 2019

This Week At Eau Brink I have been continuing to sort out old stock. Cleaning out cupboards. and, generally getting sorted.

School News

We are having a great time at school with Powertex wands and card making. And next week we plan to dye t-shirts and socks with procion dyes.

West Norfolk Embroiderers guild

The Embroiderers guild met at St Nicholas Chapel to discuss the exhibition we are putting on in July. The Rainbow Wall Exhibition is on Saturday 13th of July and Sunday the 14th. Not only will there be the exhibition but stalls and make and take too.

 

Workshops

I want to thank the customers who have been in for one to one workshops. we have had fun. these workshops included making Christmas baubles and mixed media books.

On Sunday we had a fabulous workshop with Pauline Wrighton teaching us how to be more creative with out sewing machines and what all the feet are for. Pauline introduced us to a new book for Bernina machines explaining all the feet and tricks to make us more successful when using them. My lovely sister has ordered me a copy.

Retail

The shop at The Barn is now called EBS Retail. We spent a couple of days and a long evening laying carpet and moving the shop around to make it more appealing to our customers. It is also much warmer now that the carpet is down.

Whats Next?

Wednesday 15th is Stitch and Create. This is the second day of the month where you can experiment using techniques first used on the first Wednesday of the month in Experimental Wednesday. The aim of the day is to take your work further than you had before. Exploring and working in ways that may take you out of your comfort zone.

Saturday 18th May if Makit Fair in Peterborough. Come along and see what fabulous goodies are on offer. Take a look at the Take and Make stalls and have a go. We will have Powertex Key holders for you to paint and take home. Thee is also an exhibition of Region 9 Quilters guild work.

Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May are Textiles in Action in Thornham Village Hall. An excellent exhibition with demonstrations from some of the participants.


July 20, 2018

The End of the Academic Year is upon us and that means the holidays are just around the corner. The fun starts for the children but for the parents this can be a problem with childcare.

I have planned a series of workshops for children over the summer break to enlighten and fire the imagination with practical art workshops.

On a Wednesday the younger children can come and play with paint and mixed media including Powertex.

Learning art can take many forms from mark making to creating 3D objects using found materials and the children will get to experience all forms of art during the five week available to them.

For further information go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/younger-experimental-wednesday

 

All Saints Ladies
wet felting pictures

On Fridays the older children can come and learn how to sew, create and be an artist by building a portfolio of work and techniques ready for the new academic year.

Over the six week period the young learners will learn how to use a sewing machine for both creative and constructive projects. How to felt fibres, create backgrounds in a sketchbook, and how to create substrates for new projects from different materials including man made fibres.

For more information go to https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/young-textilers 

 

What else is new?

Children’s Parties.

For three hours your child can explore the world of art and crafts. The party can be theme specific or materials led. For example, a Powertex party can include the children making a Powertex animal or fish. Or a jar or box for their bedroom. A theme can be the circus or  under the sea where the children will get to create a piece of art using different materials to great affect. It is amazing what can be achieved with just using found materials like sweet wrappers and plastic.  The older children may want to make jewellery or fridge magnets.

So whats included in the cost? A buffet meal consisting of children’s favourites such a little sausages, Pizza, sausage rolls, Sandwiches and little cakes. Parents can supply a birthday cake for the day. Your child will receive a book of memories for the party. Each child will be given a page to make and photographs will be taken of the party. I will then make this into a book for your child.

For more information on parties or any of the other items in this news page pleas do not hesitate to contact me by email at [email protected], or by phone on 01553 762115. If you leave me a message I will return your call usually withing two days.


July 19, 2018

There are many ways to learn how to add colour, and line to paper and fabrics. There are also many ways to create fabulous crafts and we can help inspire your younger ones to be creative and inventive.

Experimental Wednesday at Eau Brink Studio is a day where your children can be free to experiment using any medium they like. We have put paper to fabric, made paper, dyed fabrics and used the left over dye as ink. 

We look around us and think about what everyday objects can be used for in our experimenting. for example: take some rusty objects and lay them over and around fabric. Leave for  a few weeks and then unwrap. Lovely rust dyed fabrics to sew into. works on paper too.

The world around us makes many synthetic fabrics which can be coloured and then heated to make the most fantastic surfaces. Such as Tyvek, Lutradour, and of course everyday plastics.

Every Wednesday from 10am till 2pm. From £20.00 per day and then additional costs for materials. Refreshments included but not lunch.

Gain an Expressive Flair and New Confidence Working with Mixed Media

 Learn the techniques that will give you the basis for a developing your creativity and own personal style at Eau Brink Studio.

Summer Time Fun
Creating Pattern

Want to take your artistic productions to the next level and develop a range of skills that you can explore in your own studio or home workshop?

If the answer is yes, then the Experimental Wednesday Course at Eau Brink Studios with Anita O’Neill could give you the boost you need to take your creativity to the next stage.

Anita has been helping hundreds of aspiring and established artists develop the skills need to go forth into a new world of expression and excitement since 1998.

This workshop gives you the following:

  • Introduction phone call or email – Anita will talk to you before the day to ensure that your chosen technique is covered during the course.

 

  • Lecture sessions – where you learn not only about your technique but get an insight into everything that is being taught during the day.

 

  • Practical demonstration – going through a clear, step by step approach that gives you enough time to truly understand how to use each technique.

 

  • Workshop – practice the techniques you have learned, with Anita on hand to give you all the support and assistance you need.

 

  • Cake and refreshments – bring your own lunch, but Anita bakes her own special cakes to keep you sustained in the afternoon.

 

Taking place in our spacious and relaxed Eau Brink Studio, simply bring your own materials or let us know and we’ll provide them for you. Be inspired in this artistic space and share ideas with others on their expressive journey.

 

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April 26, 2018
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This week at the Children’s After School Art Club we made fish using old CD’s with  Eau Brink Studio.

CD art
Bright fish

Painting old CD’s and turning them into a piece of art is kids play today. The children all enjoyed painting them bright colours and adding glitters to give a little bit of extra sparkle.

Two CD’s are required for this . The children then cut the fins and tail from card, which they then painted. They stuck Googly eyes on both CD’s . Once dried they glued them together with the fins and tail in between the disks.

Fishing line is added to the top fin to use to hang the fish.

A perfect project that takes about an hour.

fish
lots of brightly coloured fish. They would make a great mobile.

All the children enjoyed this activity and took the fish home to hang in their bedrooms.