The Pale Rook
It is with HUGE excitement that we welcome the Pale Rook to Hope & Elvis in 2022
I have been a huge admirer of Johanna's work for some time, during the pandemic I took Johanna's online course which was truly fantastic and influences me as an artist in my own practice every day so I know you are in for a real treat!
Johanna Flanagan is a Scottish doll maker, costumiere and teacher. She studied Constructed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone college, then an MA in Fashion at the Royal College of Art. Throughout a career that meandered from catwalk, to film, to theatre, to historical costuming, Johanna always made dolls in secret, never really taking them seriously until her mid thirties when she decided to bring them out of the shadows.
Johanna's work is heavily influenced by the natural world, themes of decay and restoration, and is a deeply personal reflection of her own emotional world. Her design approach is often led by intuition and an instinctive response to materials and subject matter. Johanna continues to work internationally in collaboration with fashion designers, artists, dancers and performers as a costumiere. She has been teaching and lecturing in colleges, art schools and museums for fourteen years, as well as teaching independently. As a doll maker, she is known as The Pale Rook.
About the workshop
During this two day weekend workshop, we'll be exploring free-form doll making. The focus will be on recognising the sparks and seeds of ideas, how to nurture them and then develop them into characters that reflect our thoughts, emotions and personal narratives. We'll be working with collage, found objects, and a variety of free form doll making methods to create a doll that is entirely personal and meaningful to you.
£285 2 day workshop 10 - 4.30
Materials snacks and refreshments are included
Lunch is Not be bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two Cafes on site or the award winning farm shop
photo credit to Jannica Honey