The day will begin as Janet introduces her delightful approach to making pictures in fabric. Describing how she has arrived at her unusual way of working via a talk on her personal history and inspiration taking a journey through her experiences: childhood delights, art school choices, teaching, exhibiting. She will demonstrate a series of ways in which to build up and develop an idea, colour choices, fabric choices, placement of different elements, using examples and illustrations she brings.
Following this, you will begin working on a picture, spontaneously with the fabrics, stitching and incorporating found items, with one-to-one assistance from the tutor, as required. After lunch, Janet will give guidance on various ways of presenting the work, including framing and preservation needs. Towards the end of the afternoon work produced will be discussed, with an emphasis on discussing ideas developed during the day.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Janet Bolton exhibits and teaches worldwide. She has work in both public and private collections, and has published books for both adults and children, the latest being Fabric Pictures: a Workshop with Janet Bolton. She is a member of Contemporary Applied Arts.