Workshops by Maria Boyle

Workshops and Talks

Listed here are confirmed workshops for 2016. They are designed to be suitable for all levels of experience. If you require something different I am happy to develop something bespoke to suit your needs, whether this is for a one, two or five day workshops/ summer school.

Maria is also available for talks about her creative practice, inspirations and work.

 Regular workshops are also held at a new collaborative artist community at the ArtistsWorkhouse.

 ArtistsWorkhouse One-Day Workshops, 2016

The Royal Victoria Works, off Redditch Road, Studley, Warks, B80 7AU

 Exploring the Embellisher and Needle-felting Effects, Sat 19th March, £50

Discover various dry needle-felting techniques with both hand-felting needles and needle-felting machines (Embellisher). Using a variety of wonderful soft fibres explore various marks and make tactile samples with various constructive textile effects. Then make a brooch to your own design to take home.

  New Needle felt, Blue      Needle felt pic 2     IMG_0731

  Harmonious Colours, Sat 16th April, £45

Explore colour theory, colour harmony, colour psychology and colour mixing of pigments.

Make your own colour wheel, be more confident mixing your own colours and pigments and

develop your own colour palette. Leave with handouts, references, your colour wheel and mood board and feeling more confident in your colour choices and mixing.

workshop photo 4  Maria Boyle Harmonious Colours  Workshop blue 2

Monoprinting Effects for Cloth, Sat 14th May, £50

Using fast and fun mono-printing techniques create a variety of dry-point effectson cloth using acrylics and textile paints. Create unique prints layering colour, mark and line-drawings and leave with a number of wonderful cloth samples and finished pieces.

  Mono-printing effects pic 1        Mono-printing effects pic 2

  ArtistsWorkhouse Workshop Details

-All workshops run from 10am -4pm with a break for lunch. Teas, coffees etc are available throughout the day. We will start with a guided tour of the ArtistWorkhouse and the resident artist studios!

-All materials and equipment is provided, although nearer the time a list with what you might like to bring will be provided.

-All workshops are bookable in advance on a first come first served basis and fully payable upon booking a place.

– In the unlikey event that Maria would have to cancel the workshop, a full refund will be provided promptly.

– If you unfortunately need to cancel, a full refund will be given to up until 10 days prior to the workshop date.

– Workshops are held at ArtistsWorkhouse, The Royal Victoria Works, off Redditch Road, Studley, Warks, B80 7AS.

– For further details or to book a place, please contact me providing your contact details to:   Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 17.10.34

 Other confirmed 2016 workshops (for further details please email me):

 3rd February – ‘Monoprinting Effects for Cloth’, Worcester Embroiderers Guild.

6th February –  ‘Harmonious Colours’, Leamington Spa Embroiderers Guild.

 8th March – De Montfort University Visiting Lecturer, Talk, demo/workshop, tutorials

12th March – ‘Harmonious Colours’, North Wales Embroiderers Guild.

14th April – ‘Dye Effects for Cloth’, Frodsham Quilters Guild

 11th May – ‘Marvellous Monoprinting’, Art Van Go, Knebworth

9th June – ‘Exploring Colour and Texture with Dry Needle-felting and Embellisher’,

                  Winchester Embroiderers Guild.

 24th September – ‘Harmonious Colours’, Oxford Embroiderers Guild.

25th October -‘Monoprinting Effects for Cloth’, Art Van Go, Knebworth


 Feedback from ‘Monoprinting Effects for Cloth’ on 3rd Feb 2016

 On behalf of the ladies who attended your workshop last week, I would like to say

a huge thank you.

We were a little tentative at the beginining, but I think that there were some really interesting and creative pieces produced. It was lovely to see the results at the end of the day. I hope that you enjoyed teaching us and got as much out of it as we did. I can’t wait to start stitching into mine.

We really appreciated your time and preparation for an informative and inspiring workshop”, Julia

 Some comments from ‘Marvellous Monoprinting’ students

at Art Van Go on 6th June 2015

 “Most enjoyed lots of hands on experiementation and plenty of room for

questions and feedback”, Margaret

“Enjoyed the variety of techniques and experimental nature of it”, Dawn

 “Many thanks. I really enjoyed myself and feel inspired to continue”, Sarah

 Comments from Harmonious Colours’ students

at Banbury and Bicester College on 27th November 2014

” The workshop was great and fun. Very helpful! Thank you!”, Eva

” Very good. I learnt a lot about cool and warm colours and using a

colour wheel to mix my colours“, Holly

 ” Easy to follow, practical and useful to know”, Elena





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