Learn to make a commemorative memory maps that celebrates memories of a place of personal significance under the expert guidance of Ekta Kaul.
Memory Maps | Weekend Course
Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP
Dates Sunday Saturday 2- Sunday 3 November 2019 11am – 5 pm
Course Fee £250 including all materials and refreshments
Places 5 students
What will we do
We will make a commemorative memory maps to celebrate memories of a place of personal significance for instance the place where you grew up or travelled to on holidays. Taking inspiration from objects, photographs, maps and ephemera we will create visual compositions to translate into stitched patterns and textures. This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop your creative skills further.
The first day will be about developing a visual through mark making, drawing and playing with scale. The second day would begin with demonstrations of embroidery techniques. Each student will get individual feedback on how to translate their artwork into embroidery and finish the piece. You will then continue to make your individual memory maps.
What you need to bring
All materials, use of tools and equipment are provided. You will need to bring images/objects/souvenirs for reference.
About your tutor
Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist and an experienced tutor. She set up her studio practice after winning the Craft Council’s prestigious business set up award Next Move. Her work is held in several private collections and is stocked at some of the best galleries in the UK and the US. Ekta regularly exhibits at national and international events and works from her studio in Bloomsbury, Central London.
Here’s what our happy students say
“Beautiful workshop with Ekta creating stitched maps of treasured base points in turbulent lives plus restorative conversation on significance of place, landscape and borders”
Bethany Skuce, London
“I have always been attracted to maps, so Ekta’s Memory Maps was a winner. Her ideas for scaling and transferring the image to fabric were very helpful. I made great progress during the 2 days and picked up tips for completing my piece soon.”
Linda Bassett, Bovey Tracey, Devon
“What a lovely day spent in the beautiful studio of Ekta Kaul learning to embroidery under her encouraging guidance. Privileged to spend time under the tutelage of an experienced and passionate artist.”
"If you want a day of pure escape, creativity and yummy food, make this the one! Ekta was so welcoming and I walked away feeling that I’d learned absolutely loads and loads! I love my map and can’t wait to have it framed."
"What a wonderful experience- to share stories of place and belonging while learning from Ekta. It was a fantastic day! Thank you for the delicious lunch. Your work is inspirational."
"I so enjoyed the course – it was really well structured and delivered in a way that was supportive, encouraged confidence and crucially – was hugely inspiring. I went home, my head buzzing with ideas and have already managed to carve out some time to do some hand stitching embellishment (place names) and dust off my sewing machine – just to be check that I could do free embroidery – ( I can)! You are a very talented artist and a great communicator. Thank you."
"What a lovely day spent in the beautiful studio of Ekta Kaul, learning to embroider maps under her encouraging guidance. Privileged to spend time under the tutelage of an experienced and passionate artist."
"I have wanted to learn more about free machine embroidery for a while. When I saw the workshop advertised on Ekta’s website I decided that I should have a go! Ekta’s work is very creative and of a very high standard (I bought one of her scarves last year!) I had seen some of her quilts at Art in Action and thought I could learn a lot from her. I wasn’t disappointed! Ekta is a very encouraging, enabling and skilful teacher. She is very patient and has a real sense of fun. I enjoyed the workshop tremendously, learnt lots of new skills and came away having started a piece of work that I now have the confidence and skills to complete!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course with Ekta, renewing my interest in sewing, yet doing something I had never done before ie machine embroidery. I decided to come to Ekta’s workshop because I so liked what she made for the Christmas Fair and I wanted to learn her techniques. I am close to retirement and am looking to spend time doing something creative, making items that are unique, attractive and useful and can be given as presents. I am so inspired I am now bidding on e-bay for a Bernina sewing machine!"
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