Ha! Surely you didn't think that I had finished blogging in the final few days up to the start of the Festival. I'm a right up to the wire kind of a gal! After the success of our first Meet the Masterclass Tutor blogs last month, we kindly asked 5 more tutors to take the plunge and complete the fun questionnaire.
The first tutor off the block this time round is Jennifer Collier. Jennifer has a two day workshop on the 11th and 12th August. As of the time of writing this, I believe there are a couple of places left on her weekend workshop. So, if after reading more about Jennifer, you would like to join her at the weekend, don't hang about and make that booking.
Jennifer's workshop sounds very exciting, a wonderful chance to experiment with paper and fabric and gain a greater understanding of how these two materials can work together. Jennifer is much in demand as a textile artist, teacher and mentor, so make the most of your time with her at this workshop, and let's see where your ideas and creativity take you.
Over to Jennifer for her responses to the Masterclass Tutor Questionnaire
What was the first thing you ever made? Depends how far back you want me to go- A mud pie?
Who was instrumental in fuelling your creative spark? My foundation tutor, textile artist Amanda Clayton (To find out more about Amanda: www.amandajclayton.co.uk )
What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self just getting interested in art and creativity? Keep asking and applying until you get a yes
What was the first record/tape/CD you purchased? Shaking Stevens (the Welsh Elvis strikes again!)
What was the last book you read? ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ by Gail Honeyman
James Bond or Captain Jack Sparrow? Who is your favourite action hero/heroine and why? Jean Grey in X Men as she is a strong and intelligent female role model. (Jean Grey was played by Famke Janssen in the early X Men movies)
What is the saying/mantra you try to live your life by? All storms pass
Red sauce or brown sauce - or does it depend on the situation? Red
What is your guilty pleasure (or is it too guilty to disclose here)? Gin!
Which historical figure would you like to have a drink with, and why? Freda Kahlo
What is the first thing you think of when someone mentions South Wales to you? Sea
What are you most looking forward to seeing/doing when you come to visit Swansea for the Festival? Finally visiting the Mission gallery (www.missiongallery.co.uk)
Thanks Jennifer for taking part in our Questionnaire and I hope you had a bit of fun answering the questions. I hope you enjoy your time in Swansea. It looks as if there is a good exhibition at the Mission Gallery at the moment - 'Nightswimming' and the Graduate Showcase 2018 starts on the weekend you are here.
Are you excited yet?
May 2, 2018
October 18, 2015
A timetable of exhibitions, venues postcodes and dates.
Please check the venues for actual day and time openings..