Juila Pope is a textile artist, specialist art tutor and workshop leader with 10 years experience as a primary school teacher. Julia provides a variety of visual arts workshops and community art experiences for primary and secondary schools (ages 5 to 18) with an emphasis on textiles, collage, painting and printing.
Julia teaches a range of exciting textile techniques - sometimes using more than one technique in a piece; batik, disperse dyeing, tie dyeing, appliqué, printing onto fabric. These can be used to produce large collaborative textile hangings, community blankets, banners or individual pieces. Julia works with children and adults of any age or ability. Julia also uses creative collage techniques on a small or large scale and collaborative acrylic painting onto canvas for display in community spaces or onto marine ply for school murals.
Julie draws inspiration from the variety of colours, shapes and patterns found in the Devon landscape and the natural world.
Community Blankets - May/June 2010: Julia produced large scale “community blankets” with a cluster of 6 Ivybridge learning community primary schools, associated parents, grandparents and carers.
Beaford Arts Residential - July 2010: Lead a 3 day residential course for Year 5 children at Beaford Arts producing collage and textile pieces based on the natural world and inspired by a visit to Rosemoor Gardens and an exhibition of William Morris fabrics.
Art of the Community - July-September 2010: Julia worked with Oakwood, Beechwood and St Joseph's RC primary schools in Plymouth to produce large scale canvases and “community blanket” pieces for the public spaces of the school based on a woodland theme.
Art of the Community - October 2010: Julia worked with Elburton primary school to produce a mural for their swimming pool.
Family Art Workshops: Working with Equal Voices in Plymouth to deliver family art workshops for all ages.
'Heaven in Devon' Exhibition - 2009: Julia worked with several schools to produce pieces for the 'Heaven in Devon' exhibition held in Exeter Cathedral.