February - Meet the tutor -Marlene van Niekirk
I was born in South Africa and emigrated to the Netherlands in 20o2 after marrying my DUTCH husband. We have 2 lovely teenagers, Charlize and Fabian. Together we live in a small coastal town in the northern part of The Netherlands. I am a mixed media Artist, Art JOurnaler and Product Designer. I am a signature designer for different craft companies : Studio Light, The Crafters Workshop, Artfoamies and Grafixarts. I just love making designs that people can use in their art! Art journaling is something I do daily and in my experience, it brightens up the darkest day. I try to work in several art styles, not limiting myself to man set borders. I believe that it is part of my creative freedom to explore all styles that I like and that it broadens not only my view of art, but the all over experience too. My artistic trademark is my use of bright & happy colours , my Whimsical style and the decorative details I use. My work is full of layers, movement, vibrant colors and lots of contrast! Having worked exclusively as an acrylic artist for several years before entering The arts & Crafts world, My art can be found in Private collections in England, south africa, australia, argentina, u.s.a, canada, germany, namibie, kuwait, u.a.e. and Holland.
March - Meet the Tutor - Kate Crane & Azoline - March 2020
Kate is a teaching artist and designer born and bred in England UK, currently living in a rural village in the north. She has a love of messy, colourful, expressive art and primarily works in mixed media. Her work can be recognised by a love of colour and a touch of whimsy. She teaches a variety of mixed media classes in the UK and beyond as well as teaching on-line classes, and also designs rubber stamps, printing plates and stencils for Carabelle Studio - a large rubber stamp company in France. She is an Educating Artist for Gel Press - a mono-printing company based in the USA and produces regular instructional videos which are shown on-line. She has published several DVDs on the subject of art journaling, and has also been published in various art books and magazines both in the UK and the USA. She is happiest when surrounded by acrylic paints, crayons, pencils and rubber stamps, and you can usually recognise her by the paint up her sleeves.
I really had a blast, a massive thank you to our fabulous teachers Dyan en Dina for all the techniques you have taught us and for your big sense of humor and a massive thank you to Ben too. It has been so well organized and the food was delicious.
And to all the attendees, it was awesome to see you all.
I had the time of my life, enjoyed every minute/ second.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Miranda
I learned so much from Marlene. She’s such a lovely lady who’s willing to share all of her tips and techniques. I felt that I took away so much from this weekend. There was everything we needed plus a delicious lunch. I will definitely book on to another lovedreamcreate event.Maxine Boot