The emphasis on this course is on the individual quality of any material to create something unexpected.
‘Upside down and back to front’
‘Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.’ John Cage
You will explore ways in which images and visual information can be generated and developed through drawing. By working with individual imagery gathered in sketchbooks, photographs, etc, we will be trying to exploit the potential of sometimes the most simple and mundane scraps of image, mark and shape. A number of exercises and processes made on the first day will inform responses and interpretations on the next. As you begin to interpret marks, shape and texture using a range of textile materials.
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)
Matthew Harris studied at Goldsmiths College and makes work in both paper and cloth that is primarily concerned with the exploration and exploitation of abstract imagery. Matthew has work in the Crafts Council Collection and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. He has exhibited throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Japan.