TRICIA FRANCES ART

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Hi. After many years and around 250,000 views on my old website I thought it was time for a change - and very Happy I am!!  Here I will bring you news of my events and workshops and showcase my creations. Please check back often to see whats new,  or scroll down to the About section to find out who I am! 

You can check out more of my creations here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BazaarOfDreams or go to my FB pages Tricia.Frances.Art or bazaarofdreams

 LATEST NEWS

OPEN STUDIOS is on from 25th September to 11th October . My workshops that are at Handmade Gifts & Gallery  will be a max 6 people - mask wearing for covid safety. My studio workshops, destash sales and studio views will be in my garden and outside studio.

Hope to see you here!        Tricia Frances

Events


  •  24/09/2021 06:00 PM - 24/09/2021 07:30 PM
  •   Angel Road, Norwich NR3 3

For One Night Only!! . I will be holding a Preview for a small number of people the night before Open Studios starts. Date: 24/09/2021 6.00 - 7.30pm. By Invitation only More Info: triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com

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  •  25/09/2021 11:00 PM - 11/10/2021 05:00 PM
  •   Norwich NR3, UK

Open Studios Is back! I will be exhibiting my work, selling art & craft materials, and running workshops, in Norwich. As well as showing my creations, and as I am retiring from making crafts, there will be lots of bargains in my De-Stash sales. Check the attached workshop timetable, event or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.co.uk for more info. To visit my studio please book a free ticket, The sessions are hourly from 11 -5 on Sat 25, Sun 26 Sept. Or October: Fri 1st or 8th, Sat 2nd or 9th, Sun 3rd or 10th. My destash sales are on Tues 28 Sept, Tues 5 or Monday 11th October. Note most items will be undercover outside. Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com

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  •  25/09/2021 11:00 PM - 10/10/2021 05:00 PM
  •   Norwich NR3, UK

As part of Open Studios I will be exhibiting my Artworks & Creations at my Home & Garden Studios. I am planning to semi retire so will be selling all my artworks, miniatures and crafts at reduced prices. To visit my studio please book a free ticket. The sessions are hourly from 11 -5 on the following dates: Sat 25, Sun 26 Sept. Or October: Fri 1/ Sat 2/ Sun 3/ Fri 7/ Sat 9/ Sun 10. Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com Note. Most probably in my Garden Studio.

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  •  28/09/2021 12:00 PM - 12/10/2021 06:00 PM
  •   Norwich NR3, UK

I am retiring! Well I dont think as an Artist I will ever totally stop doing what I do, but I plan to focus on a few projects only and teaching. So most of my art & craft supplies will be for sale. Also I will be selling all my artworks, miniatures and crafts at reduced prices. So there will be lots of bargains in my De-Stash sales. To keep it safe for all please book a free ticket here. The sessions are hourly from 12 - 4 on Tues 28 Sept, Tues 5 or Monday 11th October and Tues 12th ovctober 2-6pm. The number of visitors each hour will be limited and most items will be undercover outside. 28th September Art supplies. Tues 5th October Leather, Fabrics, sewing and textiles supplies. Mon 11th October Craft supplies and Tues 12th Everything!! Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS


  • £40.00
  •  27/09/2021 01:00 PM - 27/09/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Angel Road, Norwich NR3 3HL, UK

Enjoy a few hours of trying out some different techniques, creating some colourful silks. For all abilities. Take home some lovely items for you or as gifts. All materials included. £40 per person. 6 places available. Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery for Open Studios. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com

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  • £20.00
  •  29/09/2021 01:00 PM - 29/09/2021 02:30 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

For complete Beginners. Learn basic stitches. All materials included. £20 per person. 6 places available. Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery for Open Studios. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £50.00
  •  30/09/2021 12:00 PM - 30/09/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

Create an ocean scene from plaster on canvas and use acrylic paint to create your masterpiece! For all abilities. Take home a finished piece of Art. (you will be taught how to string your atrtwork for hanging.) All materials included. £50 per person. 6 places available. Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery for Open Studios. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £30.00
  •  04/10/2021 01:00 PM - 04/10/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Artist's Garden Studio, Angel Road, Norwich, NR3 3

Create a collection of stunning Christmas baubles using mixed media. This workshop is in the garden studio so could be chilly so wear a warm coat. Includes a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. For all abilities. Take home a finished collection of Baubles. All materials included. £30 per person. 6 places available. Workshop with Tricia Frances at her Garden Studio for Open Studios. To book: pay here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com

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  • £30.00
  •  06/10/2021 01:00 PM - 06/10/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

Inspired by Japanese Art techniques. Create some basic and more advanced paintings, using watercolour and ink. As a bonus you will be taught how to make a maze book from one of your artworks. For all abilities. Take home a finished piece of Art. Bring a small Frame - all other materials included. £30 per person. 6 places available. Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery for Open Studios. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £30.00
  •  07/10/2021 01:00 PM - 07/10/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

Create your own Mask for Halloween or just for fun. Using paint, ink, and trims such as silk flowers, feathers, skulls, spiders and glitter! You will be shown how to make your initial design, select trims and paint your mask. For all abilities. Take home a finished ready to wear Mask based on a traditional design. All materials included. £30 per person. 6 places available. Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery for Open Studios. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £20.00
  •  13/10/2021 01:00 PM - 08/12/2021 02:30 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

For Beginners with basic skills. Build on your foundation knowledge, learning to read patterns, learn stitches and explore tension. All materials included. £20 per person. 6 places available. Monthly class - 2nd Wednesday 2021 dates: 13th Oct, 10 Nov & 8 Dec 1-2.30pm Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £20.00
  •  20/10/2021 01:00 PM - 15/12/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

This group is for for those who would like learn how to make alterations or start a sewing project - from clothing to household. This is not a basic skills class so some sewing skills are needed. I will teach you how to fix things, cut out things and sew things!! All by hand. You can then take home and sew on your machine once the prep has been done. We will tackle many different projects depending on the group ability and desires. So bring your project and i will show the whole group how to make it work!! Anything from making curtains, putting in zips, cutting from patterns - and maybe even making patterns!! This is not an upcycling group! But I can show you how to use existing fabrics for your project if needed. Bring your own materials. £20 per person. 6 places available. Monthly class - 3rd Wednesday. 2021 dates: 20th Oct, 17th Nov & 15th Dec 1-3.00pm Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £20.00
  •  27/10/2021 01:00 PM - 22/12/2021 03:00 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

This class is for for those who would like to start on a project. As this is more advanced Crochet skills are needed. We will be making a Granny Square scarf or tea cozy. And depending on the group ability and time before Christmas we will possibly make a hat or Ornamental gift such as an aquarium. Bring your own materials. £20 per person. 6 places available. Monthly class - 4th Wednesday. 2021 dates: 22nd Sept, 27th Oct, 24th Nov & 22nd Dec 1-3.00pm Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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  • £20.00
  •  03/11/2021 01:00 PM - 01/12/2021 02:30 PM
  •   Handmade Gifts & Gallery, Anglia Square, Norwich, NR3 1EB

For Absolute Beginners. Learn basic stitches. All materials included. £20 per person. 6 places available. Monthly class. 1st Wednesday. 2021 dates: 3/11/21 & 1/12/21 1-2.30pm Workshop with Tricia Frances at Handmade Gifts & Gallery. To book: Book here online or email triciafrances.artevents@gmail.com or pay in advance at Handmade Gifts & Gallery

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About


About
I am a Mixed Media Artist, designer and teacher living in Norfolk. When I left school at 16, in the 60’s, I was already designing clothes and my crochet garments were being sold in Biba, London.
I went to art college in the 70’s then for the next 25 years I had an historical and theatrical costume and prop company ‘Will-O-Wisp’ in London & Norfolk.
I thought that a change of direction might be a good idea following this. So first I founded a charity 'The Light Foundation', and set up childrens (Childwise) and educational (Sayana Wolf trust) projects. Then, on my way to become an educational psychologist I discovered I loved teaching children and taught art and textiles in high schools for the next 15 years. Since retiring from teaching a few years ago I have worked from my home & garden studios and sell my creations from my online Etsy shop, Bazaar of Dreams, and at Handmade Gifts & Gallery in Norwich. I will always love teaching and run several Art & Craft courses locally throughout the year and am involved with Norwich Makers Festival and Open Studios.
Although I have had many solo and collaborative exhibitions over the years, my more recent highlights would be my role as founder of ACME Art & Craft Markets (putting on exhibitions for up to 50 artists during Open Studios), being commissioned to make a miniature room box for the V&A Small Stories touring exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum in 2017 and then in 2018 reprising my role as costumier by making the White Face Clown costume for Foolhardy circus for the 250 years of Circus celebration.
My future plan is to continue to do what I love: - to create Art & teach and to finally write my autobiography as I have a very interesting family tree!!
Thought Creates!!!

Contact


  • Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Many thanks for your interest. Please drop me an email if you are interested in any of the artworks or to book a workshop or course.