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Contemporary art & design workshops with designers Sue Kenneally & Sue Fox

Our unique working collaboration began in 2004 when we were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. We quickly discovered not only did we both have 20yrs+ commercial design experience but also complementary backgrounds in printed textiles, printmaking, graphics and illustration.

Over the past 10 years we have gained a reputation for running high quality, inspirational art and design workshops. These take place in our stunning design studio, a 500 year old dairy in Winchester, Hampshire, and also in venues across the South of England.

If you'd like to know more about our workshops or commission a bespoke design project would love to hear from you.

CRB checked / Public liability Insurance
Making it happen
HCC commissioned installation
Union Jack commission
Digital fabric collection
Our Winchester studio
Print and pattern

Looking for something creative & inspiring for your son or daughter?

We run workshops for children and young people in term time, school holidays, and weekends. During term time we run YOUNG and TEEN designers, from our design studio in Winchester.

YOUNG designers
Wednesday 4 - 5.30pm
Our popular art & design workshop for children 8 -11years.

Each week your child can enjoy simple and beautifully designed projects created by us. A perfect opportunity to discover the world of design through pattern & print, drawing & illustration, textiles & stitch, and graphics & type.

'...Bertie loves young designers and so do I - what he's produced and bought home over the last term has all been unique and so refreshingly original!'

LH Parent of young designer

TEEN designers
Thursdays 4 - 5.30pm
These exciting contemporary art & design workshops for young people (11+) focus on current design trends and the skills needed to be a good designer. They explore the design process from idea to finished design.

Teen designers is a great extra curricular activity for any young person studying art & design GCSE/ AS/A level helping to develop confidence and their own individual style.

'I like teen designers because it's a great place to come and design new and different products to take home to my family'

EK Teen designer
Teen Designer print & stitch
Teen Designer handmade bird
Young Designer printed houses
Teen Designer 'mini me' doll
Young Designer postage stamp
Teen Designer stitched keyring
Young Designer typo robot
Teen Designer embroidery
Childrens Christmas village
Teen Designer applique
Children's fabric animals
Childrens summer bird houses

Re-discover the pleasure of 'making'.

Our inspiring contemporary designroom workshops, take traditional techniques and give them a modern twist.

Designroom workshops have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; you'll have a great time and leave with a unique handmade design.

"Sue & Sue are textile and graphic designers who put the word 'design' in front of workshop. The design duo always offer something rather more special than the standard crafting experience taking inspiration from the pages of fashion and interiors magazines and throwing in their own superb style for something that bit unique."
RG 'This is Your kingdom'
Mother & daughter workshop
National Trust Nordic Christmas
Long Barn handmade stamps
Designroom scandi decs
National Trust wreath workshop
Designroom printmaking

We have a huge amount of experience working with some of the most disadvantaged groups of young people & adults in our region including : young & adult carers, people with physical, mental and learning disabilities, bereaved children, adopted young people, young people in care, the homeless, ex offenders, NEETS and the Youth Offending Team.

Each project is tailor made to the group we are working with, and designed to encourage participants to express themselves creatively, discover new skills and build their confidence.

We are grateful to the following for supporting our outreach work:
Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, Hampshire County Council,
National Trust, Portsmouth City Council, Barclays Bank, Artswork, Hampshire Dance.

'Sue and Sue built solid relationships with the young people showing understanding of these challenging young peoples needs & issues.Were it not for the skills, patience and commitment that Sue & Sue tirelessly demonstrated, there is no doubt that the project would not have been the success that it was'

RS - Fairbridge - Interpret Me - funded by Arts Council England.

'Sue and Sue excelled in their ability to be flexible in order to meet the needs of this diverse group of young people. They offered enthusiasm, skill, and experience and they did this in a quiet, confident and sensitive manner, highly appropriate to the ethos of this hospital school.'
RC - NHS Leigh House Hospital

'Sue and Sue made me feel I was worth working with and that I had a lot to offer. They helped me focus on something positive and helped me express myself through my art'
MH - rehab resident
Langley House Trust linocut
Young Carers legacy textile
Young Carers HLF project
Young Carers Warhol textile
Fairbridge collage
WDA Christmas card
Young Carers Jubilee print
Young Carers Warhol detail
Fairbridge Arts Council project
Langley House Trust printing
Young Carers 'who cares?'
Chernobyl memory books

We offer high quality, innovative and imaginative workshops for schools across the South of England. We welcome any enquiries for half day, one day, one week or longer term tailor made art legacy projects.
We are both passionate advocates of delivering inspiring curriculum based art & design projects which offer the teaching staff and young people, from all key stages, the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques.

We specialise in legacy pieces.

'As part of the National Gallery's 'Take one picture' we commissioned Sue & Sue to create a legacy textile piece with the school. The project was superbly structured by the designers and has been an important part of our curriculum. Every child created a concertina book with line drawings illustrating a journey from their home.

These were instrumental in the design of the exciting 4 metre contemporary textile. Partnership projects give both the school and the artist time to explore ideas in greater depth. This enriches the learning and also inspires the staff and children.

During the project there was a real curiosity and buzz; Sue & Sue's kind, nurturing manner and sense of humour with the children was an absolute pleasure to see.'

'We were delighted to receive our Artsmark GOLD award shortly after the completion of the project! The selection of the piece for display in the National Gallery London was an incredible achievement.'

JR - Elvetham Heath Primary School

'I loved working on this project with Sue & Sue because it made me feel like a real artist and if you believe in yourself you can sew perfectly'
MM age 7 EH Primary School.

We offer Staff training/ CPD sessions.
Elvetham Heath Primary School
Journey to London books
Stitching Thornhill School textile
The Bridge Eastleigh
'Take One Picture'
Images for textile
Thornhill Primary School
The Bridge Warhol project
National Gallery London
Stitching the textile
Thornhill School calico books
Pilgrims School memory books

Using museum collections and gallery exhibitions as a source of inspiration we offer creative, contemporary art & design workshops, encouraging participants to respond to, enjoy and value the arts. Our gallery projects have been devised to engage new audiences and are suitable for both children and adults.

Our past workshops include:
Papercutting workshop inspired by Henri Matisse; Andy Warhol inspired fabric collages; Howard Hodgkin inspired handmade books; Photography/printmaking workshop in response to Tate Modern - Yayoi Kusama exhibition; Paper, print and typographic collages inspired by Michael Craig Martin; Family bookmaking workshop - Hampshire Museum Service.

'I had some fantastic feed back after your workshop. The gallery manager was very keen to say she was really impressed and that people had a great time. I saw the results and they were lovely'
AS - education coordinator Aspex Gallery Portsmouth

Story! Story! @ Aspex gallery
Matisse inspired collage
Journals for gallery visit
Aspex mini books and cards
Howard Hodgkin inspired books
Fashion week event origami
Southampton City Art Gallery
Hodgkin exhibition workshop
Tracey Emin inspired textile

'Creativity fosters innovation'

Are you looking for a unique team building event for your company? We deliver bespoke contemporary art and design workshops that can be themed around your business, engaging, inspiring and motivating your team.

Enjoy working to a design brief from concept through to the finished design and discover how creativity can benefit your staff by generating & sharing ideas, problem solving, and learning new skills & techniques.

We offer half day, whole day or evening workshops. No previous artistic experience needed, we will guide you through as the workshop unfolds.
NHS art event
Stratagem team building day
NHS art event
Stratagem team building day
NHS art event
Stratagem team building day
SUE&SUE 07810 158125 | 07719 296956 | sueandsueworkshop@gmail.com