UPDATED Workshop Programme and NEW COURSES
The WORKSHOP PROGRAMME at KOZO Studio continues – designed and facilitated for small groups of participants at KOZO Studio in The Estate Yard, Castlecomer Discovery Park, Co. Kilkenny.
!! NEW !! courses added:
EMBROIDERY WORKSHOPS with ALEXIS BERNSTORFF, artistic director of the ROS TAPESTRY
23 MAY (Saturday) 10.30am – 5pm – Beginners
This workshop will teach 6 principal stitches and their variations – using wool, cotton/silk and metallic threads. Participants will be inspired by a range of techniques to realise simple designs.
Alexis has 15 years experience teaching crewelwork embroidery and is the guide behind the dynamics of the Ros Tapestry.
€ 70 for the full day – including all materials
20 JUNE (Saturday) 10.30 am – 5pm – Advanced Level, Follow-on Course
17 May (Sunday): PAPER MAKING DAY– Beginners
This COURSE will be repeated on 12th July (Sunday) (Please see below).
10.30am – 1.30pm HAND PAPER MAKING – Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres and a range of recycled materials.
2.30 – 5.30pm SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING – A truly fascinating, contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, colourful silk papers using raw silk fibres and fabric dyes. Easy to continue and set up at home, this process is ideal to create unique interior decorations and striking silk papers for artworks, embroidery, collages …etc.
Fees for each workshop: € 35
OR: € 65 for the full day – including all materials
7 June (Sunday): PAPER ART and HAND PAPER MAKING – FOLLOW-ON, ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE – only for participants with previous experience.
10.30am – 5.30pm
Designed for participants who already work with paper/fibre based processes, this course offers assistance and guidance in areas of three dimensional, sculptural and installation based works, experimental processes of batik, paper dyeing and texturing. It also covers ideas for the preparation and use of plant based pulps (without added chemicals). Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas and questions into the workshop and invited to show and discuss previous works and projects. The day also includes a short slideshow presentation on examples of contemporary paper art and paper making.
Places are limited for 5 participants.
€ 80 for the full day, including all materials
14 June (Sunday)
11am – 5.30pm BATIK Workshop – Beginners
A full day programme introducing an ancient technique of fabric dyeing where hot wax is used as a resist.
Participants will learn all necessary basic techniques – and complete three small/medium batik pieces with up to 4 colours on cotton fabric and/or paper.
€ 70 for the full day, including all materials
12 July (Sunday): PAPER MAKING DAY– Beginners
10.30am – 1.30pm HAND PAPER MAKING
2.30 – 5.30pm SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING
COURSE DETAILS as ABOVE (Please see Paper Making Day on 17th May)
GIFT VOUCHERS are available for the workshop of your choice!
BOOKINGS are confirmed with € 30 deposit paid in advance.*
Courses are run for small groups of participants only so please call to book early.
With any questions, for advice or check availability and for all BOOKINGS please contact TUNDE directly:
Tunde Toth – Artist, Arts Educator
* DEPOSITs are returned if the Studio has to cancel a workshop. Cancellations from participants will be accepted up to 2 weeks before the course date and deposits will be returned. In other cases participants may be offered rescheduled dates/options.