Art textiles

Painting freely on silks with Sarah Campbell

Ref: SLW10310

Suitable for all

£428
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About this course

Learn and practise the art of painting freely on silks. Develop designs and patterns to celebrate summer and colour, using heat-set inks and paints on silk and chiffon scarves.

Course Description

Create a range of hand-painted summer silks, which celebrate summer and colour, as you learn and practice the art of painting freely on fabric.

You will develop designs and patterns using inks and paints which remain colour and light-fast when ironed; you will work on silk and chiffon, either as ready-hemmed scarves or meterage.

The course will include the consideration of scarf designs and layouts, examples being drawn mostly from the tutor's body of work.

You are encouraged to bring a little reference of favourite colours and cloth as a starting point.

Timetable

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.

Daily timetable

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.

Last day

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)

Course Materials

Included

  • Use of heat fix inks and paints, paper supplied during the course. Half a metre of silk for sampling ideas and two ready-hemmed silk scarves; one square and one oblong.

What students need to bring

  • Apron or overall
  • Sketchbooks plus painting and drawing materials for making preliminary sketches, any favourite paintbrushes
  • Some personal reference of meaningful colours and cloth as a starting point

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Gouache paint and brushes, sketchbooks/paper, pencils, ruler
  • Additional habutai silk, by the metre
  • Available from tutor:
  • On this course, the tutor will supply fabric and fabric paints for use on the course. This charge of not more than £35 each should be paid to the tutor before the end of the course, by cash or cheque.

Tutors

Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell co-founded the renowned textile design company Collier Campbell; she has always worked as a painter of patterns. Now practising under her own name she makes design for clients from the high street to one-off commissions; she gives talks, workshops, teaches, writes a blog. Her starting point remains the hand-made mark.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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