I have had a wonderful few days teaching at West Dean College, what a truly lovely place!
What more could a creative soul ask for, beautiful house and gardens…..(these pictures where taken in first light on a frosty morning, having a pre breakfast dawn wander)
A lovely light studio, friendly helpful staff and colleagues, and a great group of students…
Inspiration boards, books and photo albums as added food for creative thought…..
Work in progress, including dyeing straw….
Thanks to Di, Hayley, Jackie and and Laura for being so hard working and such fun to teach! Delighted by the pieces that you all made…..everyone picked up new skills and then used the techniques to produce something that perfectly reflected to their own personalities….
Already looking forward to returning to West Dean for a tutors seminar day in April and to teach another short course in September, along with so many courses I’d like to sign up for myself! I see friendly names on the list of tutors for the coming year, Allison Rodgers, Dionne Swift, and Rosalind Wyatt (all known to me from my happy days at Art in Action!)
I would highly recommend immersing yourself into the world of West Dean, whether it’s to join me for the ‘Organdie Flower Head Dress’ course in September, or to sign up for any of the other fantastic courses on offer. Not only do you get to discover new skills and creative inspiration but you also enjoy good company, comfortable rooms, great food…and that’s before I wax lyrical about the gardens, the library, the oak room…..so much to soak up and enjoy while you are there!