'Start Weaving' Workshop with Megan Walsh-Cheek at The Hahndorf Academy
Sunday, 27 September 2015 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (ACST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
‘Start Weaving’ Workshop with Megan Walsh-Cheek
This workshop will provide you with an insight into Megan's artistic process, simple beginners tips to get started, and the confidence to begin on your own weaving adventures. Megan's guiding principle is ‘Do what you can, where you are, with what you have’, and she will show you that - with some imagination and a little resourcefulness - creating your own weavings can be easier than you think.
When: Sunday the 27th of September, 2015, 10:30am - 1:30pm (3hrs)
Where: The Hahndorf Academy, 68 Main Street, Hahndorf
Price: $90 per person
Who: - Maximum of x8 persons. Beginner skill level, all ages welcome.
- Places are limited to x8 people on a first-come basis,
to ensure personal attention and lots of friendly chit chat.
- Mini Artist Talk
- Simple picture frame loom and starter kit (including assorted fabric, yarn and ephemera)
- Take home information sheet of tips and tricks
- Support post workshop via email or a private Facebook group as desired
- Due to the historic nature of the building, there is no wheelchair or elevator access to the workshop area upstairs. Please note that the staircase is narrow and steep; whilst a typically able-bodied person should have no difficulty ascending/descending to attend the workshop, please consider your individual physical situation before booking a place. Should you have any questions regarding this, please call Megan on 0418844966 to discuss.
- Cancellation by attendee on/prior to the 20th of September = 50% refund issued. Cancellation by attendee on the 26th or 27th of September = no refund issued (Should the workshop require cancellation at any time by the artist due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued).
Megan Walsh-Cheek, Textile Artist www.meganwalshcheek.com
Megan's handcrafted, one of a kind weavings, wall hangings, felt work, vessels, accessories, home wares and private commisions all celebrate raw materials and a highly textural aesthetic.
Every piece is unique, as Megan highlights the beautiful nuances of natural textural materials: tiny slivers of re-purposed fabric, tapestry cotton, lichen covered oak twigs, freshly harvested willow, merino wool, alpaca, mohair, silk, leather, and curly lincoln locks. Working from her home in the Adelaide Hills, her works feature a delicate use of negative space and a neutral, calm, earthy palette.
Megan's work is materials-driven, and guided by the conviction that artmaking should be accessible to all budgets and skill levels. She champions the use of both locally sourced and preloved materials and encourages her students to look at everyday materials in playful new ways.
Megan's handwoven wall hangings and vessels debuted during the 2013 SALA Festival at The Seasonal Garden Cafe in Hahndorf, followed by a group exhibition at The Goodwood Art House Gallery. Megan coordinated a Collaborative Community Weavng fundraiser throughout the duration of her SALA exhibition. She is a founding resident of the vibrant new BRICK+MORTAR Creative Retail Hub + Cafe in Norwood, and will present an exhibiton of new work in this exciting space in December 2015. Megan is represented during SALA 2015 in two group exhibitions: 'Four Legs' at Red Poles, McLaren Vale, and 'Woven @ The Mill: Blankets Reimagined' at the Onkaparinga Woolen Mill, Lobethal. Her work can be found at The Hahndorf Academy.
Megan welcomes commissioned work; email email@example.com to discuss.