Silk Organza Portraits with Emily Jo Gill: Saturday and Sunday 23rd/24th October 2021


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Emily Jo Gibbs is a British Artist who over the last two decades has established an international reputation for her delicate textiles.

Emily’s latest body of portrait work ‘The Value of Making’ depicts various making disciplines through to-scale representations of tools; hand-stitched exquisite still life portraits in a collage of silk organza. Emily made these portraits to reflect how proud she is to be a member of this creative community and to celebrate the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things.

On this course Emily is going to show you how she makes her work and take you through a series of steps so you can make a Portrait of your own. Working from your own drawings or photographs.

Using your I mages to work from you will make test pieces of Eyes, Noses and Mouths. You will then make a very simple portrait with just a few appliqué pieces, before moving on to look at more complicated compositions and constructions, how to plan and complete these.

Everything is included as well as lunch on both days. Be sure to bring reference photographs x