Stories, lists, and poems all conjure up images. You will make books, creatures and objects to illustrate your chosen tale or theme, exploring easily accessible materials: papier-mâché, fabric, wool, broken toys and found objects which can be combined to explore the narrative that we all have to tell.
You will work on an individual project, with guidance from the tutor on a one-to-one basis, as you develop your own narrative ideas. These are realised in three-dimensions using papier-mâché in combination with a variety of other materials and making skills. These include:
• How to construct boxes, chairs, ladders, and houses out of cardboard and then papier-mâché.
• Embroidering words and imagery in wools and cotton.
• Knitting accessories for creatures.
The tutor will show how she makes the creatures, hand puppets, animals, trees, etc. she is renowned for. These are often constructed from papier-mâché and cardboard, with sewn and knitted accessories. She will explain why she began to work with these materials, how her work has developed, and talk about her inspirations. She will also give demonstrations on how she makes various pieces.
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)