Poetry of decay: experimental fabric techniques with Christine Chester

Poetry of decay: experimental fabric techniques with Christine Chester
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Description

A 3-day course with textiles artist Christine Chester, exploring the Poetry of Decay.

During this 3-day mixed media course, delivered by Christine Chester, you will be introduced to some materials and processes that will help you to create rich and textured surfaces, based on the inspiration found in and around the Clayhill Arts site.

Christine will show you how to create your own mark-making tools from found and discarded objects from around our landscape, whilst producing a series of small paper-based studies enabling you to layer experiments quickly. This will enable you to create an understanding of your materials, that you could then use at home, to work on more considered fabric pieces and in your ongoing practice.

This is an introduction to mixed media and is mostly worked on paper. During the 3 days, you will be incorporating these works with experimental fabric techniques. Participants will work with A6 heavy papers, first creating an underlayer of texture; then working on with lots of different wet and dry media.

This media includes paints, inks, dyes, wax, oil pastel, puff binder, rusting powder and more – combined with machine and hand stitch.

By the end of the course, you will:

Gain an appreciation of how physical textures will affect coloured media.
Have an understanding of fast and non-fast media and how they work with each other.
Have discovered how layering builds up complexity, as lower layers affect subsequent media.
Have learnt how this method can be used to experiment with any new media.
Know how this method provides a good model for sketchbook work for anyone working primarily with texture.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

please bring Old clothes Apron Nitrile gloves

People who wish to gain an appreciation of how physical textures will affect coloured media when applied. People who want an understanding of fast and non-fast media and how they work with each other; how layering builds up the complexity as lower layers affect subsequent media; how this method can be used to experiment with any new media; how this method of working provides a good model for sketchbook work for anyone working primarily with texture in their work.

Maker

Clayhill Arts at Clayhill Arts

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Venue

Clayhill Farm
Charlynch Lane
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA5 2PH

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners

Duration

8 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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