Althea McNish was a pioneering textile designer with a very individual approach to representing plants and flowers in her work. Her textile designs combined her expressive mark making and motifs with a vibrant colour palette that was influenced by her early upbringing in Trinidad.
This workshop for adults takes inspiration from Althea McNish’s representation of nature in her work. You will be working with artist Crimson Rose, winner of the Althea McNish colour prize, to use different drawing techniques to represent flowers in bright and bold colours.
Crimson Rose O’Shea is a UK based print designer who studied at Central Saint Martin’s and the Royal College of Art. In 2016, Crimson’s MA graduate work at the Royal College of Art was personally selected by Althea McNish, who awarded her the colour prize.
You will generate a body of artwork within the session and will edit and select a final design to apply to a greetings card to take away, along with your development drawings. Trinidadian food and snacks will be provided to enjoy during the session.
The value of the workshop is £30 per person. When registering, please pay what you can (a minimum contribution of £5 please). Attendees must be aged 18+
Image © Crimson Rose