The pets, animals and birds that surround us and have become increasingly important companions to many in recent years. Interpreting their image and personalitlies in cloth is a wonderful way to celebrate or commemorate their lives.
In this new course with tutor Anne Kelly, you will be designing and making a unique piece of work about a special pet, animal or bird. Using a chosen photograph to design a collage including a background, she will help you to create a really memorable piece of textile art. Hand and machine stitching will form part of the workshop and we will try to incorporate as many meaningful fragments from your collections as possible into this new piece.
You will learn how to
- make a design for textile from a photograph
- use colour, texture and shading and translate these elements into cloth
- make some basic textile printed elements for collage
- use a variety of stitching (hand and/or machine) techniques to add texture
You will need to look through your stash for pieces of fabric to make this collage, Anne will bring pieces to help you with your project. The piece that emerges from your exploration will take the form of an art textile piece, a work in progress, advanced enough to finish with minor embellishing after the course.
Using a mixture of demonstrations and individual tuition, you will be able to visualise and develop your ideas and designs in textiles. Your tutor will bring samples of her works and books as well as examples of the genre to help you to be supported and grow in confidence through the course.
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 until 9pm, 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)
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