Saturday, 30 December 2017

Workshops Update

These fantastic workshops ( including 3 being offered by yours truly) are now available for booking! Please visit HERE to book!

Sunday 18th Feb:
10am to 12 noon.
Melt and Pour Soap Workshop
Make a range of melt and pour soaps using pre-made bases, colours and fragrances. Add natural ingredients to achieve an exfoliating effect, embed objects and soap shapes create fun, fabulous bars or loaves of soap, or even add moisturising oils for a truly luxurious bar.
£15 per person - take home at least one bar of each soap type!

2.30pm - 5pm
Festival Flower Fascinators and Headdresses
Come and get festival ready, making and creating fabulous festival fascinators with silk flowers, colourful feathers, gems, beads and glitter!
This workshop is open to all abilities and ages and all materials will be supplied.
Each session is £15 per adult, £10 for under 10s
A single session will make you 3 fascinators or a single headdress.

Tuesday 20th Feb
10.30am to 1pm
Clay and Potters Wheel Experience
Experiment with a variety of hand building clay techniques, tools, stamping and glazing. Learn how to use a potter's wheel and experience working with clay.
All materials will be provided, including aprons.
Your creations can be left for firing to collect at a later date and keep forever!
Please wear old, comfy clothes.
Cost £35 per person, including all supplies and firing.

2pm - 4.30pm Clay and Potter's Wheel Experience Details as above

Wednesday 21st Feb :
10am to 12.30pm
Felt a pair of Merino Wool Mitts
We will be using the finest merino wool (which is a delight to work with), silk and other fibres to create your masterpiece. You will be shown wet felting techniques around a “resist” to create a 3D shape. Suitable for beginners or for those who would like to expand their technical know-how. All tools and materials included.
£25 per person

6pm to approx 9.30 pm
Felt a Hat, Puppet or Bag (3-4 hours)
A relaxed, meditative workshop. Create a soft, expressive hat or puppet in your own size, style and design. We will be using the finest merino wool (which is a delight to work with), silk and other fibres to create your masterpiece. You will be shown wet felting techniques achieved around a “resist” to create a 3D shape. Suitable for beginners or for those who would like to expand their technical know-how. All tools and materials included.
£30 per person

Thursday 22nd Feb:
4.30pm to 7pm
'Festival Flower Fascinators and Headdresses '
Come and get festival ready, making and creating fabulous festival fascinators with silk flowers, colourful feathers, gems, beads and glitter!
This workshop is open to all abilities and ages and all materials will be supplied.
Each session is £15 per adult, £10 for under 10s
A single session will make you 3 fascinators or a single headdress.

Friday 23rd Feb
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Basic Printmaking
All abilities welcome.
We will be creating monoprints using hand cut stencils and water-based block printing inks. All materials supplied. You will learn how to produce single and layered images and create your own prints for framing or as greetings cards to take home with you.
*tea and coffee available.
*please wear old clothes or an apron.
*suitable 14 years and upwards
Price £26 per person. Spaces are limited to allow for full tuition, No experience required.

10am to 3pm (30 min lunch break-lunch NOT provided!)
Essential Camera Skills
Have you been using you camera permanently on 'auto' or trying out settings with mixed results? If so, this is the workshop for you!
Learn how to create blurred backgrounds in your portrait and close-up shots to make your subject stand out and how to take detailed landscape shots by shooting in aperture priority. Discover how shutter speed can affect your images and how to avoid camera shake. Gain tips on composition and adding interest to your photographs.
This workshop is aimed at beginners and anyone who wants to get their camera off auto setting!
Handout notes will be included to take home.
£55 per person.

1.30pm - 5.15pm
No Fear! Exploring Charcoal and Graphite Drawing
Not drawn or sketched in a while? Need techniques to help you 'loosen up' or get past a 'block'?
Want to create but feel intimidated by a blank sheet of paper?
Then this is the workshop for you!
An intensive, freeing exploration, working from a series of still life set-ups.
Sharing lots of techniques and tips through a series of demos and tasks including how to: preserve charcoal drawings, correct mistakes, identify values and shapes, prime your paper.,use tonal background, and compose a study whilst taking a loose, relaxed approach towards rendering your drawing.
All materials supplied. You will go home with lots of drawings, printed technique notes, new knowledge and loads of inspiration. *tea and coffee available
*extra supplies will be available to purchase to take home should you so wish
*please wear old clothes
*suitable 14 years and upwards.
All abilities/experience welcome.
Price £35 per person. Spaces are limited. Suitable for newbies and experienced.

Saturday 24th Feb
10am to 4.30pm (includes 30 min break for lunch)
Mixed Media Workshop - 'Mermaid Fantasy'
Create a full piece of work whilst learning a wide variety of media, including oil pastels, acrylic, ink, collage, water based crayons and more. Using a mermaid/ocean theme, you will be given full guidance on creating an expressive, whimsical face and figure over a mixed media background (which can be as simple or complex as you like; full support is given for all abilities). We will use layering, collage, gel mediums and paper ephemera to create a series of mixed media samples before producing a full piece of work incorporating the techniques learned.
You will be given guidance and demos on composition, and colour mixing, for different media.
Suitable for all abilities, individual support will be given.
You will go home with a finished piece plus notes and samples.
All materials will be provided.
*tea and coffee available throughout.
*some extra art supplies will be available to purchase to take home should you so wish
*please wear old clothes
*suitable for 14 years upwards. All abilities/experience welcome. *Please bring a packed lunch, or there are many options nearby for food supplies!
Price for full day workshop £55 per person. Spaces are limited and this course welcomes all abilities and experience and tutoring will be tailored to individual needs.

10am to Midday (ish!)
Painting With Wool – create Wall hangings and Play Mats
Suitable for adults with children!
Fun, messy but clean workshop, suitable for all ages. Beginners very welcome!
Using wool and other fibres as your “paint”, along with soap, water and elbow grease, create wall hangings, either landscape or abstract. Or make a play mat based on the bird’s eye view of a landscape. Your finished piece will be approx 30cm square. You will have the opportunity to play with a range of techniques and fibres.
£20 per person

10am to 3pm (30 min lunch break-lunch NOT provided!)
Essential Camera Skills
Have you been using you camera permanently on 'auto' or trying out settings with mixed results? If so, this is the workshop for you!
Learn how to create blurred backgrounds in your portrait and close-up shots to make your subject stand out and how to take detailed landscape shots by shooting in aperture priority. Discover how shutter speed can affect your images and how to avoid camera shake. Gain tips on composition and adding interest to your photographs.
This workshop is aimed at beginners and anyone who wants to get their camera off auto setting!
Handout notes will be included to take home.
£55 per person.

Friday, 29 December 2017

News Update!

Lots of big plans for Sujati Designs in 2018.
I am a member of a wonderful group of artisans, Mirva Gallery Collective, who have just taken up the lease on a gorgeous little shop in beautiful St Ives, Cornwall.
More news on that to follow as excitement and plans build...we should be open for business in just a few short weeks!


I am also booked for a number of events, including the Sea Shanty Festival in Falmouth this June...it's an amazing event with visitors from worldwide.
Meantime, I need to get back to work on stock and designing some NEW products for the launch of the Mirva shop this year-watch this space for more news!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Upcoming Workshops from Sujati Designs this February!

Here are just a few of the workshops planned for February at the pop-up Mirva, top of Market Jew Street, Penzance.
We have a huuuuuge range of choices on the way,including clay,felt making,soap making and photography- this is just a sprinkling of what is to come!

Friday 23rd Feb 10.30 - 12.30 Basic Printmaking All abilities welcome. We will be creating monoprints using hand cut stencils and water-based block printing inks. All materials supplied. You will learn how to produce single and layered images and create your own prints for framing or as greetings cards to take home with you. *tea and coffee available. *please wear old clothes or an apron. *suitable 14 years and upwards Price £26 per person. Spaces are limited for full tuition.No experience required. ***

Friday 23rd Feb 1.30 - 5.15pm No Fear! Exploring Charcoal and Graphite Drawing Not drawn or sketched in a while? Need techniques to help you 'loosen up' or get past a 'block'? Want to create but feel intimidated by a blank sheet of paper? This is the workshop for you! An intensive, freeing exploration, working from a series of still life set-ups. Sharing lots of techniques and tips through a series of demos and tasks, including how to preserve charcoal drawings, correct mistakes,identify values and shapes, prime your papers,use tonal background,compose a study and take a loose, relaxed approach to rendering a drawing. All materials supplied. You will go home with lots of drawings, printed notes on techniques,new knowledge and a ton of inspiration. *tea and coffee available *extra supplies will be available to purchase to take home should you so wish *please wear old clothes *suitable 14 years and upwards.All abilities/experience welcome. Price £35 per person. Spaces are limited. Suitable for newbies and experienced, individual support will be given. ***

Saturday 24th Feb 10am to 4.30pm ( includes 30 min break for lunch) Mixed Media Workshop. 'Mermaid Fantasy' Create a full piece of work whilst learning a wide variety of media, including oil pastels, acrylic, ink, collage, water based crayons and more. Using a mermaid/ocean theme, you will be given full guidance on creating an expressive, whimsical face and figure over a mixed media background ( as simple or complex as you like, full support is given for all abilities) . We will use layering, collage, gel mediums and paper ephemera to create a series of mixed media samples and a full piece of work incorporating techniques learned. Guidance and demos on composition, colour mixing,how to approach different media will be given. Suitable for all abilities, individual support will be given. You will go home with a finished piece plus notes and samples. All materials will be provided. *tea and coffee available throughout. *some extra art supplies will be available to purchase to take home should you so wish *please wear old clothes *suitable 14 years and upwards.All abilities/experience welcome. *Please bring a packed lunch, or there are many options nearby for food supplies! Price for full day workshop £55 per person. Spaces are limited and this course welcomes all abilities and experience and tutoring will be tailored to individual needs. ***

Friday, 10 November 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Summer Fun



I seem to have a calendar crammed with events this summer,despite saying I would cut back a little this year! Next event is Haylefest, August 4th/5th/6th in Hayle Cornwall. Festival crammed with music and fun over 3 days-one I am really looking forward to!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Out of Sorts...a nice problem to have!


A little out of sorts today...I haven't had the chance to pick up a pencil or paintbrush in several weeks and it is becoming an issue. Anyone else know how I feel? Time to rectify - it's a nice problem to have! In the meantime here is a beautiful upcycled dress design from my summer range. Available now from my etsy store Vividspirit

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cathedral City Markets 2017

Gearing up for the first Cathedral City Market in Truro centre this coming weekend (28th 29th) with tons of new designs!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

New Spring Range


Adding lots of new and exciting one of a kind upcycled clothing designs to my shop this month! Please CLICK HERE to visit my etsy store for more details :)

Monday, 13 February 2017

Cornwall Art Fair 2017

Wow-two posts in one week, I am as shocked as you are!! Busy preparing for upcoming events in 2017, including the Cornwall Art Fair, for which I have again been accepted as an exhibitor. It is an amazing event, crammed with talent and I met the most fantastic bunch of creative folks,plus lots of new buyers and enthusiasts , the atmosphere was just so inspiring.This one of the pieces I plan to exhibit at the 2017 event, which is at the end of May this year.
Peace Warrior

Friday, 10 February 2017

Happy 2017!


Yes, I know it is February, but I the sentiment is there. New flower pins in my SHOP and lots more goodies to come!

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