This course will introduce a range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foil suitable for application onto a variety of textiles and associated surfaces - including Lutradur, Tyvek, handmade papers, plastics.
You will learn how to use different adhesives to attach the metallic media and there will be the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques to colour and texture the metallic surfaces resulting in more intriguing textures. Experimental use of layering and distressing will produce a wide collection of samples and starting points for further embellishment.
Materials and techniques covered include gilding with real metal leaf, metallic powders and metallic transfer foil using their respective carriers and adhesives; colouring with alcohol dyes and heat; various distressing techniques using patinators and waxes. There will be encouragement to experiment on many different surfaces.
Discussion and demonstrations will begin each session and you will then be able to sample, develop and combine techniques to produce a variety of dramatic metallic effects.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
*White spirit and meths are used on this course, please advise us in advance if you have sensitivity to these substances.
Jo's initial training was in wood graining, marbling, gilding and specialist paint finishes at Guildford College. She also gained a Cert. Ed. and taught in FE for 8 years. She up-skilled at Central St Martins and now balances being a designer/maker with teaching workshops and lecturing all over the country