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Create an Art Junk Journal with Ewa Morawski

Friday, January 12

Join RAMP (Real Art Make Print) at Ocean Studios for an inspiring 3-day short course introducing the world of art junk journaling by the talented textile designer and botanical printmaker, Ewa Morawski!

Whether you’re an established artist or just discovering your creative side, this course promises to ignite your passion for crafting beautiful, unique journals.

Ewa Morawski is an internationally renowned artist and textile designer. She graduated from UAL: Chelsea College of Art with wide experience of designing, specialising in free motion machine embroidery and textile printing.

In her textile design practice, Ewa experiments, applies and utilises various techniques such as: drawing, printing, collage, mixed media, and assemblage.

In recent years she mastered the art of botanical printing on paper and fabric and had become a guru in this field. She is continuously developing new samples and testing new methods, materials and processes, practically like an ‘art scientist’ in the lab.

She is inspired by her locality, exploring visual experiences of nature, textures, weathered surfaces, patterns and rust.

The reoccurring subjects in her artwork are trees, leaves, landscape, and life cycle.

Course Highlights:

Session One: Unleash Your Imagination

  • Explore various formats: stitched, not stitched, medium, and small sizes.
  • Dive into mark making, staining, colour washing, and stamping to prepare your papers.
  • Choose exciting themes like botanical, travel, music, family memories, and more.
  • Craft journals with pamphlet stitch signatures, slip knot, concertina, and folded formats.

Session Two: Bring Your Pages to Life

  • Design and create captivating journal pages.
  • Assemble your signatures (booklets) with artistic flair.
  • Master the art of folding, cutting, stitching, and glueing.
  • Craft unique covers to enhance the aesthetic of your journals.

Day Three: Finishing Touches and Personalization

  • Finalize stitching and glueing for a polished finish.
  • Decorate your covers with creativity.
  • Add pockets, embellishments, and bring your journal to life.
  • Fill your masterpiece with personal stories and memories.

Materials to Bring: Collect materials with personal value such as texturized papers, old book pages, music scores, diaries, fabric scraps, and more. Some supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own treasures!

Tools to Consider: Bone folder, large needle, waxed thread, small clips, selection of brushes, permanent pen, and your favourite pen.

Course Dates and Timings:

  • Session One: Friday, 12th January 2024; 10am – 3pm
  • Session Two: Friday, 19th January 2024; 10am – 3pm
  • Session Three: Friday, 26th January 2024; 10am – 3pm

Cost: £95 (plus booking fee) for all 3 sessions

Secure Your Spot – Reserve Now!

Immerse yourself in this unique art experience, where every page tells a story. No matter your skill level, Ewa Morawski will guide you to create stunning art junk journals that reflect your individuality.

Don’t miss this chance to turn ordinary materials into extraordinary treasures!

Spaces are limited so make sure you book early.

Upcoming events

Tuesday, March 5
Untitled design (25)
The exhibition looks at the boundaries of materials in relation to human and non-human entities
Wednesday, March 6
Untitled design (25)
The exhibition looks at the boundaries of materials in relation to human and non-human entities
Wednesday, March 6
Untitled design (19)
Internationally renowned company, Richard Chappell Dance presents their latest creation Hot House at The House this spring.
Thursday, March 7
Untitled design (25)
The exhibition looks at the boundaries of materials in relation to human and non-human entities

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