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Linen Garden Studio Drawing Gathering - Group of 5


I currently teach drawing to design practitioners, enthusiasts and also to students at degree level ~ this is an avenue of my professional path for the last 25 years and still find it one of the most rewarding practises to study and deliver in a workshop form.

This workshop is an indulgent day of drawing and mark making based on seasonal collections of natural forms and florals.  This set fee of £300 is for a maximum booking of 5 people here in

The Linen Garden Studio.

We will look at constructing a small composition/styled set using a mix of found and painted papers, ephemera and natural forms.  If you are a user of social media there will be opportunities at this point to experiment with imagery for your Instagram feed as well as documentary style imagery for your blog 'visual making'.

We will then continue, using a varied selection of media and mark m
aking and drawing tools, to transfer our composition using a wonderful collection of explorative, hand rendered techniques, to produce a series of small studies approx. 40cm x 40cm..

This workshop is for both new investigators to the avenue of drawing as well as established mark makers.  It is also a perfect opportunity for those who just need to experience a new avenue of visual making or who just want to 'scratch a creative itch' .

You will need to bring a little packed lunch with you so we can have small short breaks but an abundance of tea and home~baked cake is provided.
Time Slot - FRIDAY'S 10.30am - 3.30pm.

Please email initially to secure a date in the studio diary before booking over in the store

Your booking is then confirmed once your purchase is made.
You can purchase a workshop booking session by clicking here.

The price for this workshop is for the time and materials here in the studio.  Materials consist of drawing props, varied watercolour/printmaking/cartridge papers required, drawing materials and endless tea and cake.  So basically all you need to bring is yourself, your camera/phone, y

our packed lunch and conversation.

The studio is based in Redcar, Cleveland (uk)

(the last northern county of North Yorkshire-or so they say) ...
postcode TS10 2ES. 
Nearest train station is Redcar East
(then a 10 min walk from here to my home studio).

I can also travel to you/your home/or special location ~

please email vicky@thelinengarden.co.uk 
to request a quote, giving your location, amount of people attending
and the workshop title.
(more workshops please continue to read the information below).

The Linen Garden Mentoring Sessions - 2 hours

I have worked and taught in design, making and marketing for the last 25 years ~ embedded in this journey I have gained experience of working as a freelance and surface designer, a maker of textile based products, a manufacturer selling to lifestyle and high street stores, researched and collated magazine editorials, contributed to business and design based books within the last four years, worked creatively within the wedding industry,  experienced selling at trade fairs as well as stand design, blogged, worked in-house on online store development, business mentored for start-ups and established businesses, worked on brand development projects - in-house and on external projects, 'a visual maker', social media practitioner and taught to degree level (which is currently on-going as Level 6 tutor on the Textiles and Surface Design
degree course at Cleveland College of Art and Design)
......and breathe.

The following is offered within a two hour mentoring session. 
All you have to do is establish what you would like to
develop and discuss (as a starting point) from the list below 
and whether you would like to have your session 
via Skype or a visit to my home studio.

*please note when purchasing that there are separate rates in the
dropdown box for studio or skype options. 
(If visiting the studio, sessions are only available on a Friday).  

Initial business direction - general 'start-up' ideas/products development.
Business branding - colour/identity/theme/stationery/logo
Business branding ~ styling/packaging/the personal touch
Selling platforms ~ on-line/retail fairs/trade fairs
Social Media
Marketing ~ local/regional/national
Sometimes we just need to have a 'good ol' natter
about where we are, our ideas, journeys, aspirations,
plans and this is an option too.

Please note that fees include at least one hour background research on your business ~ once you have purchased your session I will send you a short form to complete so that I can do a little background research on your business or line of business and send through a selection of dates
that you can choose from.

Skype Mentoring - 2 hours + 1 hour background research.

Studio-based mentoring - 2 hours + 1 hour background research...available Friday's 11-2pm.


The studio is based in Redcar, Cleveland (uk)
(the last northern county of North Yorkshire-or so they say) ...
postcode TS10 2ES. 
Nearest train station is Redcar East
(then a 10 min walk from here to my home studio). 

An arranged meeting place can be an option for longer hours
to your home or studio or place of choice but please note that
travelling expenses will need to be quoted at a set charged rate
(please email vicky@thelinengarden.co.uk for further enquiries).

Business Mentoring Workshops for groups can be arranged
and designed to suit specific needs too.

Come and join me at


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