FACE TO FACE COURSES IN MOOR HALL STUDIO
7/21 Sept, 3/19 Oct, 2/16 Nov 2022: BOBBY BRITNELL ~ Drawing and Painting £210 for 6 full days
Each term students are introduced to a new project which involves drawing, colour work with wet or dry media and often involves researching the work of master artists. The session are non-threatening, relaxing and fun.
10/11 Sept, 8/9 October, 5/6 November 2022: BOBBY BRITNELL ~ Drawing and Painting £210 for 6 full days
9/10/11 June 2022: ALEX MCINTYRE ~ Colour, Presence and Depth £225
Responding to the Shropshire landscape, this course will encourage you to explore the surface and physical presence of a painting. You will use acrylic paint, various acrylic mediums, charcoal, pencils, sandpaper and wire wool on artist panels and heavy paper. Through intuitive play, you will be encouraged to use layers of colour, texture, engraved, carved and eroded marks in your painting. Take creative risks, have fun, reflect and feel your painting and its presence in the world through your body as well as your eyes.
5/6/7 July 2022: ALICE FOX ~ Landmarks, Recording ‘Place’ £210
Explore a range of different methods to record experience of landscape, engaging with the detail of what you find around you. Undertaking a series of short walks from the studio (whatever the weather!), each with a different focus on recording and collecting, you will build up a series of marks, observations and found objects. Through a range of techniques including mark making, rust printing, mono-printing and botanical contact printing you will explore different ways to respond to your ‘collections’ and use them as a basis for artists books and samples, forming a personal record of your experience.
1/2 August 2022: DOROTHY TUCKER ~ Decorative Grids and Border Patterns £150
With traditional and contemporary examples as our source of inspiration we will begin by layering together cotton fabrics to create a cloth which is colourful, soft and lovely to handle (approximately A4 in size) Then using running stitch to build grids , in a voyage of discovery and invention we will begin to explore decorative border patterns. Finally, we will enjoy quilting any remaining areas with the rippling textures unique to kantha. The workshop is open to everyone who enjoys hand stitching. It could offer you an introduction to kantha making , another chance to extend your kantha making skills or repertoire of stitches.
2/3/4 September 2022: AMANDA CLAYTON ~ ‘Quietly Composed 11’ £225
This is a course that will involve creative strategies and processes for recording information using ‘drawing’ both in and out of your sketchbook. We will make regular references to stitch and cloth interpretation and use techniques that can inspire a connection and resonance with textile development. This is for those students who require a greater vocabulary with their drawing, that can have a direct association with the development of their own visual language and their stitch/cloth ideas. You will go away with greater confidence to look and challenge the world around you as you search and develop starting points for your individual textile practice.
30 Sept,1/2 October 2022: MATTHEW HARRIS ~ ‘Upside Down and Back to Front’ £350
The aim of this workshop is to explore playful ways in which images and visual information can be generated and developed through drawing. By working with individual imagery gathered in sketch books, photographs etc, we will be trying to exploit the potential of sometimes the most simple and mundane scraps of image, mark and shape. Working from a series of sketchbook images, drawings, photographs etc we will explore a number of exercises and processes that will allow you to generate and develop visual information from an apparently simple starting point. By the end of the day you should have a series of images that will form the starting point for the work on day 2, which will be about development and interpretation. The interpretation of these images into textile materials is the final stage of the project, though you may decide to stay with paper. A course to keep you thinking and making.
ON-LINE COURSES HOSTED FROM MOOR HALL STUDIO
6/13/20 Sept, 4 October 2022: MARY SLEIGH ~ ‘Activating the Surface’ £150
During these workshop sessions we shall explore practical and sometimes energetic ways of working on paper and fabric, and adopt a free approach encouraged by the physical nature of applying colour and marks. The aim of the workshop is to build up vibrant, detailed surfaces with depth, using a variety of techniques, building up effects gradually and responding to whatever works best. We shall use the most expressive and unexpected ideas to develop into stitched pieces. To support an experimental approach and discover new ways of working we shall make reference to the work of some 20th century artists. This is an opportunity to research some unfamiliar artists at whatever level you choose to add another dimension to your ways of working. There will be some preparation before each session to make the most of the course. You can choose whether to create a series of samples or develop one or more into resolved pieces of work. The schedule will allow for experimentation and time to consider and optimise on the most spontaneous and lively results. Above all it is about being brave and having a go!
8/15/22 Sept, 13/27 October 2022: SARAH BURGESS ~ Chasing Shadows and Reflections £150
Constantly shifting shadows, fleeting images and reflections are our starting points. We will work with personal imagery; such as plant and tree forms, reflections, shadows and light on water or man-made structures as our design starting points. Our teaching sessions together will be spread out over a number of weeks to allow ideas to progress and work to develop in the student’s own time. Following an introductory session of sharing images and discussion, participants will begin to create and record their own disrupted surfaces and experimental shadows following a series of structured exercises. Working with a range of opaque and semi-transparent papers and fabrics we will use mono-type printing to explore positive and negative prints, after- images and layering. We will investigate stitch both as a printing surface and in experimental shadow work using hand or machine stitch. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a range of highly individual and atmospheric pieces culminating in more resolved personal work supported by discussion and tutorials.
31 Oct (introductory session) 3/10/17/24 November 2022: DOROTHY TUCKER ~ ‘Seeds, contained and released’ £140
Dorothy will show you some traditional and contemporary examples which will inspire you to stitch a kantha based on your own designs. Seed pods, dry flower heads, perhaps the journey of a seed as it is dispersed by the wind, seeds strewn on the ground or seeds found in fruit and vegetables could provide you interesting starting points and wonderful designs for kantha. Kantha is a Bengali word for cloth and a particular way of stitching embroidered quilts from the good parts of old worn sari. On these quilts a wealth of kantha designs are eloquently drawn with running stitch. These designs are filled with pattern and colour, and then surrounded with the rippling quilted textures unique to kantha.
INSPIRED SELF STUDY COURSES ~ BOBBY BRITNELL
Inspired by Ben Nicholson ~ £20
This course focusses on the work on Ben Nicholson and through research and practical application students will build up a small portfolio of ideas based on their studies. You will explore simple card print blocks and work onto both paper and fabric. The course allows plenty of scope for personal development and the exercises can later be applied to any source material. Ideas can also be explored through fabric and stitch.
Inspired by Tone and Line ~ £20
On this course we will investigate tone and line in a number of ways and explore their uses in design for both art and textiles. Preliminary work will be carried out using a variety of tools, media and surfaces and will form the basis for personal interpretations into larger pieces of work and into cloth and stitch. As with nearly all my courses, artist research will offer further insight into the development of personal ideas around this theme. This course is suitable for all levels of ability.
Inspired by Grids ~ £30
‘Grids’ are a wonderful inspirational source in art and design. Textile artists also use this as a formula for their work. You just need to think of the array of patchwork quilts and other forms of stitched textiles to see the endless possibilities. On this course we will be exploring the grid through a series of creative exercises with follow up suggestions of how this can be taken further into resolved works in both art and textiles. As with all my courses we will reference established and practising artists for further ideas and inspiration.
9 May 2022 ::: posted by Bobby Britnell in courses