Talk & Demo with Nikki Parmenter (Textile/Mixed Media Artist)
Tuesday 30 January 2024
Start time 7.00pm
FREE EVENT HELD ON ZOOM
This event is held on Zoom so you need to register to get the zoom details to join us 🙂
Join our TEA ’N CHAT with Textile Artist Nikki Parmenter, who will talk about her work, explaining some of the techniques she uses and also the contextual influences which determine the imagery used in each piece.
Nikki taught art for 30 years to secondary school children, and having left full time work in 2016, has been providing talks, demonstrations, summer schools, workshops to schools, groups and societies. She is a member of various art and textile groups.
Nikki exhibits her work widely and has written a number of articles for both magazines and online sites. She is based in Cheshire and specialises in mixed media textile pieces, taking inspiration from a variety of sources and particularly interested in the way societies created a series of visual symbols to represent the things which were important to them. She investigates myths, legends, stories and beliefs. She is also inspired by art, architecture and artefacts.
THE EVENT IS RUN ON ZOOM.
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The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
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DATE: Saturday 24th June 2023 MORE INFO
VENUE: Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School, 20 Leasowe’s Ave, Coventry CV3 6BH
TIMES: 9:30 – 15:30
An Exciting Practical Face to Face Course for
Teachers of GCSE & A Level Textiles for both Art & Design and D&T.
A totally practical day doing a large variety of Surface Textiles Skills aimed at Textile and Art teachers who are either new to teaching GCSE/A Level Art & Design or those who want to add to their resources by spending a whole day developing exciting new ideas for surface techniques linked to a large variety of relevant artists and designers.
STUDENT TEXTILE ARTIST 2023 COMPETITION
The Textile Skills Centre, student competition is back and this year we have 2 sponsors, as well as the coveted Textiles Skills Centre Trophies!
The competition is in 2 categories: KS4 & KS5 and after the closing date, 10 from each category are selected to go forward to the final judging panel.
The panel of Judges include industry experts who will select winners from the 10 finalists in each category.
JANOME UK & IRELAND Sewing Machines, who have kindly given a 725S sewing machine for each of the 2 winners.
DRYAD EDUCATION (formerly Specialist Crafts/Heart Education) Who are giving a £50 voucher to the 2 winners and a goody bag to the first 3 places in each category.
Each winner will also get a TEXTILES SKILLS CENTRE TROPHY and each school will get a free online TSC course.
ENTRIES CLOSE ON 31st MARCH 2023.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD A POSTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL AND ENTRY FORMS.
Teacher comment from last years competition:
‘this was an excellent extension and enrichment opportunity for our young people and we really appreciate your support, especially after the last few years.’
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A free networking event for secondary school textiles and art teachers.
An interview and chat with freelance printed textiles designer, Emma Wilson, who specialises in commercial prints for the fashion industry.