Enrol in Textiles - Imagery to Art
Course Code: ARTS2339
Please note: This is not a quilting class, though that is one method of completing fibre art. It is possible to participate without a sewing machine - the material list will suggest alternative products for finishing artworks.
Create your own compositions using textiles as your medium. Learn surface design techniques and experiment with a variety of processes to create original fibre art. Exploration of hands-on painting and printing techniques including foiling, gold leaf, stamping, stencilling, and resists on assorted textiles using a variety of paints, is complemented by learning the basics of the visual language of art. Taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings, you will take photographs for inspirational imagery (using your phone or digital camera) and collect leaves and grasses for printing. Back in the classroom, learn how to look at your subject matter, analyze it, abstract it, and translate it to fabric using several different methods. Through demonstrations, group discussions and individual critiques, learn to work intuitively using a camera or sketchbook, a computer or tablet, or a sewing machine (optional) to manipulate imagery and design compelling compositions. Guided, creative free time is balanced with clear and structured exercises. You can expect to create one or two larger works, along with several small studies. These studies may become completed projects and/or works-in-progress. Instruction is suitable for all skill levels.