Fashion School New Term

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

Fashion School New Term

Well it’s September and we’re getting into the swing of things! Last week was my first week back after the summer of teaching my weekly Fashion School at The Spring. You can find our dates/times/cost etc here. If you know of a fashionable 11-16year old who you think may be interested get in touch or contact The Spring directly. They can come for a free taster session first to see if they like it so no pay out until they are sure they like! ūüôā Featured images if from one of my talented previous students...

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Workshops

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014

Ami has been running freelance creative workshops since 2007. She has a PTTLS teaching qualification and is an Arts Award trained Advisor in Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. In 2015 Ami completed her Youth Arts Management Qualification with Bucks University. Ami has¬†experience in leading a whole variety of craft and textile workshops for children, families and adults including: *School workshops, both one off after-school craft sessions and bigger projects involving the whole school. *Private & bespoke workshops *Organising ongoing Arts Award focused programmes for home-schoolers Ami also has a lot of experience managing budgets, ordering materials, liaising with clients and has made successful funding bids for various creative projects. From 2009-2011 Ami was the project worker on a ¬£50K Heritage Lottery Funded workshop through Making Space. She has since worked on a further two HLF projects, a second through Making Space, offering marketing support, and a third independent successful bid in conjunction with Staunton Country Park. In the last few years Ami has made connections with many local cultural partners leading various projects with local schools. A couple of these projects were part of an¬†Artswork¬†funded project called Strong Voices. If you are interested in commissioning Ami for any kind teaching job, or would like to chat¬†about the possibility of working together on a project, please give email. Below are a few recent teaching experiences to give you an example of Ami’s knowledge and skills. 2016 February – March.¬†A Moment in Time Project A Moment in Time was a textile project with Arc Dickens School in Portsmouth and the NMRN. Over 3 weeks I worked with all students in year 3 & 4. 120 children made batik signal flags and sailor keepsakes. The artwork went on display at The Sea Life Roadshow in Buckland, Portsmouth in March 2016. 2015 October. D-Day Project In October I was approached by Making Space to lead one of two free community textile projects inspired and focussed around the D-Day Museum and the sensational Overlord Embroidery. My idea was to use peoples personal responses and heritage to inspire a range of creative textile samples in different sized embroidery hoops. Over a series of 8 free sessions a beautiful selection of work was made. The artwork went on show at a celebratory event at The D-Day Museum in November. 2015 July. Fashion School. I have just finished another year of ‘fashion School’, a weekly class...

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