Coming up on Saturday, 25 May, 1:30pm – 3:30pm 2013 is a wonderful card making workshop facilitated by Liz Doust of creative buisiness ambette. The workshop is suitable for adults and children – yay! Come along and make it a family affair, learn an new craft and take some hand printed cards home with you.
Here’s a bit more about Liz and her creative practice. We hope to see you at the workshop!
Tell us a bit about your arts practice
I’m the owner/designer/maker at ambette. I produce a range of bright, colourful cases for gadgets (MacBooks, iPads, Kindles, iPhones etc) from 100% wool felt, from my home studio in Richmond. I also do quite a bit of experimenting with screenprinting, which I’m currently trying to incorporate more into the business.
I just love the satisfaction of creating something tangible – having an idea and then turning that idea into an actual useful object. I’m inspired by shapes and colours, and I like making things that are both functional and nice to look at.
Why is it important to you to share you skills through workshops?
I love learning new skills, and always feel inspired and invigorated after attending a creative workshop. I really enjoy sharing my skills with others, and seeing the excitement it generates, I guess because I’ve experienced the same thing myself so many times. I also love seeing other people’s creativity in action and it’s always really interesting to me to see what other people come up with – everyone is so different, creatively. Often people surprise you by coming up with something that just never occurred to you, so I love that element of teaching. It’s just great being around other people creating things, and being able to help people turn their own ideas into reality!
I participated in their Pop Up Shop that ran before Christmas last year. When I came in to pick up my stock, I got chatting to Amie and was inspired to get involved further. I’m now working for Colour Box Studio on a volunteer basis as a ‘projects manager’ – that’s my official title, although I also tend to do a lot of other things, and just generally help Amie out where she needs it. I’m really enjoying my time with Colour Box Studio – I wish it was my full-time job. I would be so happy if it was!
More information about the Paper-cut Card Making Workshop.