My courses relate to design and idea development, often using print, embossing, semi-transparency and stitch. I enjoy teaching Summer Schools and longer workshops, working with students to develop their ideas.
A few examples – but get in touch if you would like to discuss an idea.
Working with semi-transparent materials we explore print, shadow applique and shadow stitching to develop personal ideas connected to shifting shadows and reflections. Materials will be layered, stitched, cut back and cut through to reveal unsuspected and complex layers.
White on White; embossing and cutwork
An experimental workshop using hand embossing techniques on paper and directional lighting to cast shadows in differing light situations. Ideas can be developed into experimental cutwork and print using gesso and white inks.
Personal Lanscapes with Print and Stitch
Travelling through landscape we absorb colour, shape, line and mark both consciously and unconsciously. The ancient and the contemporary; the country and the city, they collide and overlap in our imaginations. Using your own landscape source material as the starting point for a series of mono-print sketches we will build accidental and intentional printed marks on experimental surfaces. Working with stitch and mark-making we will move between fabric and paper to explore the design potential of a range of techniques including several types of mono-print.
START WITH A STITCH – and see where it can take you.
Working with your selected stitch and a range of mixed media approaches, we will develop a series of prints and designs on paper and fabric and explore your ideas through stitched samples and test pieces using a variety of experimental stitch methods and techniques.
28 March 2016 ::: posted by Sarah Burgess in courses