Enhance your creative abilities with the expert guidance of our skilled textile teachers. Here at Laouami, we have our very own studio so that you can work on your textile design skills within a beautifully creative environment. At our base, in Basildon, Essex, we’re always willing to share our fervour and talent with others, as it is the most rewarding experience we can think of.
At Laouami, our passion is textiles, in whatever form it takes. We love to up-cycle and reuse unwanted items to make them into useful and interesting artwork. Our qualified tutors teach, mentor, and exhibit their work to help others in the local community understand and enjoy the art. What’s more, we also create 3D works alongside the usual stuff, combining traditional, contemporary, and quirky elements.
Over the years, our owner, Jayne, has been featured in many specialist textile magazines for her work; including The Workbox and Flair. She was also a finalist at a local art gallery competition, Lauraigallery, with her hand-embroidered “Papa in Prayer” shrine. As an experienced tutor, Jayne teaches at The White House in Dagenham, Essex, as well as her own studio. She is also the chairman of the local Embroiderers Guild and teaches and mentors there.
Here at Laouami, we truly enjoy the interaction with students and the creativity within a group environment. Sharing our skills and passion is a rewarding experience for all parties concerned, and as we like to hold workshops, we like to make them fun and inclusive to everyone, no matter their ability.
From full-day sessions, with lunch included, to shorter, half-day sessions, there a number of workshops available on a weekly basis. In addition, we also mentor a group called the
‘Laouami Ladies’ who meet weekly and, as a group, work toward regular exhibitions.
To check dates or book on session please go to the BOOK NOW button on the top bar.