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Powertex Raven, Owl or King Penguin- Fabric Sculpture - by Inky Escapades
Come and create this fabulous 3D Raven, Owl or a King Penguin using Powertex to fabric sculpt the finish. Anyone with a reasonable degree of dexterity, can create this. no experience is necessary. Please email or message me which of the Sculptures you would prefer to create If more than one person is attending and the choices are different for each person this will result in a longer workshop as each sculpture differs in structural design so needs extra explanation. If this is the case then there will be extra fees to be paid on the day if the course runs over the usual time frame. The Raven is the most time consuming of the three sculptures and may suit someone with a little more experience of Powertex but not necessarily as long as you have a great deal of patience I will lead you through creating the armature and then adding fabric and fabric feathers (all fabrics are recycled) sometimes we have to resort to tweezers to add the feathers for the Raven The Penguin is a bit easier as there are no feathers to add and just a few for the Owl We will use a little stone art clay for the beak and eyes in each of the styles of sculpture You will need to come back for a 2 hour colouring session to complete this Raven, Owl or Penguin to allow the fabric to fully dry I will then show you how to colour the Raven or Penguin using pigments and water based varnish ( this is the wow factor). Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Powertex. It is a water based, non toxic and environmentally friendly universal medium it is a liquid essentially a paint and glue combined and it is a fabric hardener, used to create 2D or 3D sculptures. Where possible I use recycled products and recycled fabrics. I haunt the charity shops for 100% cotton clothes to use in my artworks. I also use broken jewellery and often re-cycle and re-purpose many items. I will supply all materials, including gloves & aprons since Powertex is a messy, but extremely creative business. I will guide you through the construction/creation of the piece and the colouring process. Workshops start at 10am, break when all the wet work is done, so they can be dried off, and then we start the colouring, this is where the magic happens! Sometimes workshops exceed the finish time by as much as an hour please allow for this when booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials apron gloves beverages Please bring your own lunch Maximum attendance 4
10 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
with Craft Courses since 2019Message the tutor
Inky Escapades is run by Karen Hewitt, Artist, & Certified Powertex tutor in Fabric Sculpting, Stone Art Clay, Mixed Media and 3D Flex. My Powertex workshops will give you a window into your own personal creativity. I will offer you the tools and instruction to create fabulous works of art; beware though as Powertex is a very addictive hobby and you may find yourself consumed by its magic. Most materials used are recycled. I offer small workshops for up to 4 people or 1 to 1 by arrangement.
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level