About Nicole Line Workshops
The idea is to show the makers how to use the textile equipment without being in a professional studio. The workshops are aimed at beginners through to experienced artists and the relaxed environment allows both abilities to mix together and collaborate, sharing ideas, techniques and developing concepts. The aim is to pass on skills to others and by the end of the workshop those involved will be taught how to use the equipment to suit their needs and abilities. The workshops are for those who just want to try something new, or to pursue a career in the craft.Nicole has all sorts of people who attend the workshops from students who are wanting to start a portfolio, designers who are wanting to learn a new technique for their collection, business men and women who need a break from their regular routine.
The workshops are ideal for parties and social events. At the end of the workshop participants will have learnt how to use the equipment, where to source the materials, how to set up a studio space at home. Participants will also have a collection of samples and finished products to take home.
I currently work part-time at University for the Creative Arts as a Sessional Tutor in Farnham and Epsom teaching Textiles to Diploma, Foundation and BA students.
In previous years I worked as a Learning Support Assistant working with a range of students in BA and Foundation of differing abilities. I support the students with written work, setting up studio spaces, prepare portfolios and helping the student during the day with any difficulties they may have. I was there to make the student’s experience in education more comfortable and achievable.
Since graduating in 2012 with a BA Honours in Textiles at UCA, I have been Artist in Resident for two years with the BA Textile department. Through this I became interested in working within education. My residency developed into teaching workshops, providing lectures about my practice and tutorials with the students.
In 2014 I was then given the opportunity to start my teaching qualification in Higher Education in the Creative Arts, funded by UCA. I am now currently studying on a Masters in Creative Education at UCA funded by the university.
More recently at UCA in Epsom I have been working with the Fashion and Textile Foundation students, collaborating in teaching with the Fashion and Textile tutor and supporting the students during lessons.
Nicole Line Workshops started in 2014, it is an extension to my creative practice and my teaching at UCA. I work independently on the business and have learnt a great deal about organising creative activities for unusual spaces, working with people from all sorts of backgrounds, including providing workshops to a mixture of professionals.
Screen Printing Film: https://vimeo.com/185393430