Material magic: make a Christmas stocking

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

Make a unique Christmas stocking for yourself or as a lovely gift.

Suitable for complete beginners to those with some experience.

Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will be cutting out your fabric; using an electric sewing machine and hand stitching

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the session.

Additional costs and requirements

There will be some materials available but please bring any fabric of your choice; basic sewing kit i.e. pins, scissors, tape measure. You may also wish to bring items to decorate your stocking i.e. buttons, ribbons, Christmas ornaments.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon. For two months over the summer he works for a language company at Shebbear College, teaching English and Sport to French students.

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.

Keith has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.

His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.

He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.

His work is in various public and private collections including; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.

When he was a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.

‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’

Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.

Start date25 Nov 2017
End date25 Nov 2017
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available