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THINKING THROUGH MAKING

ABOUT

From mark making to collage, and from illustration to sculpture, my workshops offer a huge variety of ways to get hands-on experience and explore new skills. Learn from experience, get closer to  materials and meet others in a creative environment. 

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MISSION

With 5 years teaching experience, Elyse not only holds a PGCE with qualified teacher status and an enhanced DBS certificate, but has delivered creative workshops for Samsung and UK art colleges including Royal College of Art. Whilst allowing participants to explore her playful style, Elyse's mission is to use fashion illustration as a tool to discuss issues surrounding fashion consumerism and landfill waste. 

VISION

After teaching Textiles in UK secondary schools, Elyse has experienced first hand the decline in student engagement with creative subjects; meaning many young people are not seeing the value of craft and design, learning practical skills, or being informed about industry waste. This lack of value for materials and making has also been influenced by the introduction of the E-Baccalaureate performance measure.

Through organisations that promote sustainable and circular design, galleries and independent means, Elyse wants to integrate workshops that allow young people to think through making and encourage positive change for the future.

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PARTICIPANT OUTCOMES

LIVE FROM SAMSUNG KX

GRADUATE FASHION FOUNDATION 

Live streamed digital illustration workshop using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+.

MEET THE MAKER

ADAPTATIONS | Royal college of Art webinar.

 In conversation with Woo Jin Joo discussing materials.

LET'S TALK ABOUT sCRAP

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART | WORKSHOP

How to utilise scrap materials to create 3D fashion illustrations that represent consumer waste.

TEXT IN FASHION

FASHIONING OUR HISTORY | MAYOR OF LONDON FUND

Supporting diversity in the creative industries by delivering online workshops to young people of Brent, demonstrating how to include creative writing in fashion image making. 

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