Sunday, May 9, 2010

May Meeting- Guest Speaker Chris Behersing


The guest speaker at the May Meeting was Chris Behersing from Auckland, who spoke about the online "City and Guilds" course she has recently completed. Chris did the 12 month course of "Creative Sketchbooks". She spoke of the challenge of completing the course, and how it has opened her mind to new possibilities in her Art. Her sketchbooks showed the progression of the course, from simple beginnings to very complex work towards the end.

What is "City and Guilds"? here's an excerpt from Linda Kemshall's website. (City and Guilds tutor)

"City & Guilds is an internationally recognised awarding body founded in the 19th Century and originally financed by the City of London for it's livery companies. It has extended its certification services internationally and now has representation in over 100 countries. City & Guilds qualifications are respected worldwide and are the accepted standard for many tutors especially in the teaching of textiles in further and adult education."

You can see more of Chris's work in the Student Exhibitions of the Creative Sketchbook course. Also check out the Student Galleries and Exhibitions for the Patchwork and Quilting courses.

Chris successfully applied to the Quilt Auckland Trust Fund for a grant and to cover the costs of her course. This trust fund was set up using the profits of the last Auckland Quilt Symposium. Any quilter or quilt group from Taupo north is eligible to apply for funds.

16 comments:

  1. It was a really interesting talk Chris gave, I don't know how she managed to complete her course with all that life threw at her, but well done Chris. You are an inspiration to us all EQ7

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  2. How I admire people like Chris, only wish that I had done something similar in my earlier days. Found the new meeting place great . Thanks to all the committee.

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  3. Interesting May meeting! congrats to Chris on her achievements EQ7

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  4. Wow thanks for the info. Love the fabrics in the first picture. EQ7

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing, what an inspiration EQ7

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  6. Hope my e-mail is showing, I don't know what you mean by tick my e-mail. Thanks, Helen EQ7

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  7. What an inspiring meeting. Thanks for sharing. EQ7

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  8. Discovering one's art is always a good thing.

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  9. That sound like it was interesting. I'm a fairly new quilter (fabric hoarder) so the history of it is fascinating to me. (EQ7)

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  10. Lovely, simply lovely -

    EQ7 WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    Catherine USA

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  11. I wish my sketchbooks looked like that! EQ7

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  12. I posted about this the other day. I think we are all artist in our way. EQ7

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  13. does anyone know what the website was for the course Chris did? I'd been to have a look at it EQ7

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  14. Subee, the different coloured & underlined words in the post are links to websites. Just click on the one you want to go to. Make sure you check out the student galleries & exhibitions as they are especially nice. :-)

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  15. Me again! about the links in posts, The links are a dark pink colour before you have clicked on them, once you have clicked on them they turn a dark green. This way you know what you have already checked out. Same thing for the links on the white backed side bar of blog (lower right hand side). This makes it easier to know where you have already been, so you can go and check out something else (that's still dark pink). Hope that makes sense!

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  16. Wow.. I love seeing her work here. I could spend some serious time going thru those sketchbooks.

    Thanks EQ7

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