Investigate methods of mark-making, colouring, layering,
concealing and revealing using a range of silkscreen print
processes, including working with dye pastes, discharge, resists
and stencils. Develop personal ideas and discover the creative
potential of textile print.
In this exploration of mark-making and process in printed textile art and design, use a range of silkscreen print processes. Drawing on her a wealth of knowledge, Dawn will introduce various techniques and suggest ways to distort or manipulate these processes.
Through a series of demonstrations and studio work, we will experiment with dye-pastes, discharge, resists and pigments to develop ideas and discover the creative potential of textile print. Initial drawings will be transferred onto silk screens and used in conjunction with photographic stencils and open screen work to produce fabric samples and textile artworks.
You will be encouraged to respond intuitively and develop a personal approach. Group discussion and reflection as well as individual guidance provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and support personal process.
There will be a strong focus on experimentation and you can expect to gain skills and confidence in new working methods. The course aims to empower you to develop initial ideas through process and produce a range of samples or textile art work depending on experience.
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)
Dawn Dupree is a graduate in Fine Art Textiles who works experimentally with textile print processes. Her work is exhibited widely and is included in numerous collections, including the Crafts Council and the V&A Museum.