JULIE ARKELL - THE MUSEUM OF THE KIND AND CURIOUS
31 MAY - 6 JUNE (5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS)
Julie returns annually to Les Soeurs Anglaises to lead one of our most popular workshops and for this, our 10th anniversary, she will be inviting participants to make things that have mysterious, enigmatic and alluring qualities. Introducing brocante finds, wool, fabric and papier maché , objects will be made that sit very happily in "The Museum of the Kind and Curious"!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Don’t miss this opportunity to be fully submerged in Julie Arkell’s world, be inspired by her original work and gain an insight into her working methods. Over 5 early-summer days you will have the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop your own ideas under her expert guidance using a mixture of papier-mâché, embroidery and knitting. Found objects are critical to Julie's work and to help you discover their importance we will be taking time out on one of the days to visit a local brocante in search of pieces of vintage fabric, wool, broken toys and found objects to use in your work.
This workshop is limited to 10 people
Julie Arkell, is one of the UK's best recognized contemporary folk artists working in papier-mâché, and using stitch, knit, ephemera and vintage fabric in her own distinctly personal style and the results are magically appealing and unique. Based in London, her work has been exhibited at the Crafts Council of Great Britain and the Contemporary Applied Arts and is collected both in the UK, the USA and Internationally. Her 2 bestselling books Home and Away published by the Ruthin Craft Centre.
The choice of what you do, how much and when, will be entirely yours and we’ll actively encourage you to go at your own pace. Let us help you make this a special and five days to enjoy what you love amongst like-minded people.
THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
5 days of L'Espace studio workshop with Julie
All breakfasts, lunches (except 1 on local market am), dinners and refreshments
Visit to a French brocante/vide grenier
1 dinner at a local French restaurant
Snacks and beverages throughout your stay
Pick-up and drop-off at arrival airport Bergerac / train station Angouleme (at allocated times)*
*Air and train fares to and from collection points in France are not included.
Travel day - you will be sent information regarding transportation to Les Soeurs Anglaises (pick-ups are generally late afternoon) from Angouleme train station and Bergerac airport. Welcome, Meet + Greet dinner at the house.
Introduction to L'Espace Studio and project with Julie. Ongoing discussions throughout the day to help with launching participants’ individual "stories."
Visit to local marché with picnic lunch and continued work in the studio with Julie.
Continued work in L'Espace studio and dinner at a local French restaurant.
Visit to local brocante in the morning and continued work in the studio.
Finishing projects in the studio with Julie. "Show and Tell" of participants' work.
Brunch followed by departures before lunch.
Please note: THIS IS A PROSPECTIVE ITINERARY. IT IS SUBJECT TO MODEST MODIFICATIONS, DEPENDENT ON LOCAL WEATHER, NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND THE WISHES OF THE WORKSHOP LEADER
Pricing for this 5 night/6 day workshop varies depending on your choice of accommodation. Please see prices below or click here to see our accommodation photo gallery.
A: Luxury double bedroom en suite (single occupancy) : £2450
B: Luxury double bedroom en suite (shared occupancy): £1950
C: Standard twin bedroom with shared bathroom (single occupancy): £2100
D: Standard twin bedroom with shared bathroom (shared occupancy): £1550
We require a £400 non-refundable deposit to secure a booking, the full balance being payable two months prior to the start of the workshop.