This course aims to extend individual textile practise and personal development of work. Exploring working methods and approaches within a group project and individually, to highlight personal differences to inspire new ideas.
A short presentation will start the course on the first evening. Emphasising a particular theme or focus to the weekend and allowing time for discussion.
The focus theme will be explored through a group art work session. Introducing materials and working methods to heighten your awareness of a process to link with own work. Jeanette will demonstrate or show examples where this work relates to the textile process.
This will also help in the opportunity to express and share your work within an allotted time of 20 minutes per person for group discussion. Guidance and encouragement will be given through these sessions for you to share your concerns and aspirations, working method and future direction.
This new information will be developed within your own practise from afternoon break to the end of the course. Jeanette will offer individual tutorials thoughout this time.
The theme and focus for this course is ‘Passages’. The unique West Dean site will be considered. Various passages and corridors thoughout the house can provide images of architectural shapes and shadows. Within the garden and greenhouses a path or channel reveal colourful contrasts of tints and tones. Ideas around aspects of passages, the process of elapsing and tansition will be explored both with art materials and fibre by collage and resists. Initiating a new approach and awareness of current work and also to consider new ideas for future projects.
You work individually and as a group, with demonstrations, individual tutorials, group discussion and review, and an illustrated presentation by the tutor.
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)
What will students gain if they come on one of your courses? We will explore the potential of design ideas at each stage of the felt making process, enjoy the surprises and discoveries in the transformation of materials, and consolidate individual methods and direction for fashion, interiors, installations or art works.