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Artist Cas Holmes, international teacher and author of The Found Object in Textile Art (2010) and Connected Cloth: Creating Collaborative Textile Projects (with Anne Kelly) (2013) is coming to Frenzy Stamper from the United Kingdom for a 3-day workshop, April 17, 18, and 19, 2014.
Workshop Title: Paper, Cloth, Text and Image—Developing Ideas for Textiles
Working on paper and fabric as a base, you will make use of found materials for rubbing, stenciling, printing, and writing to make surfaces for stitch and other creative projects. Develop your own ideas and reflect your own journey and interests in your sketchbook/journal. This collage approach will give you greater confidence in composition, color, design, and your drawing and mark-making skills, and your experimental pieces can be used as a starting point for textile-based work, mixed media, collage, books, and three-dimensional sculptural pieces. Inform your work, develop new ideas, explore, imagine, create!
Cost: $330 ($165 to reserve a spot, remaining $165 due February 1, 2014.) 16 student limit. Just FYI--classes with Cas fill quickly!
Time: 9:30-4:30, 1-hour lunch break (many dining options within walking distance in Old Scottsdale)
Day 1— Informal introduction to Cas's work and a brief discussion of the course. Work with your own collection of materials to make direct prints, rubbings, and marks using simple stencils and blocks. Explore the paste method of joining.
Day 2—Paper lamination using bonding techniques adapted from Japanese screen-making and paper crafts. How to place text and images together. Experiment with a textile work/hanging or a book form/object with created pieces. Short slide talk on the artist’s work.
Day 3—Bringing the work together. Stitching, refining ideas, presentation methods. Explore further ways of joining pieces with stitch, patchwork, seams, gathers, tearing, building towards textured and sculptural surfaces. Finish with a short critique in the afternoon looking at individual applications and ideas.
Student Supply List:
Please note, this list is a guide, feel free to bring any favorite materials or equipment from your stash, be imaginative. We can share and swap.
1–2 inch brush (soft bristle decorators brush or foam), 2-3 smaller brushes (suitable for painting on dye and one for sketchbook use) sponge brush
3–4 plastic lidded containers (margarine tubs or similar)
2–3 items of additional writing/mark-making media of your choice include at least one waterproof soft-tipped/felt pen
Any letter/image stencils and/or print/stamp blocks you may wish to use. We will also be making our own with found materials. 3-4 small found objects to print with
Cheap wax crayons for writing text and making rubbings
A couple of rubber erasers (these will be cut up)
Color media of your choice (acrylic paints such as Golden Fluid) and/or paint on dyes etc. These will be used for painting and printing.
Basic sewing equipment:
Scissors, straight pins.
Assorted threads of your choice and one or two machine threads (focus will be on hand stitching for those who wish to stitch but you may wish to bring a sewing machine.)
Papers and fabric:
Assorted weights of papers from brown wrapping paper/potato sacks, tissue, glossy magazines, patterned paper, textured paper (wallpaper), oriental specialist papers, hand-made paper, etc.
Gathered ephemera e.g. lace, fabric scraps in assorted colors and textures, old food wrappers, buttons etc. Photocopy images and photocopies of text, old books if you wish for cutting up.
(No more than a carrier bag full!)
Piece of cotton/old sheet/muslin – no more than a yard width, to use as a base
Sketchbook/camera to record work/ideas.
Aprons and plastic gloves
Supplies provided to share:
Acrylic paints 200ml in three primaries and black and white
Cellulose or wallpaper paste
2 sheets of A2 or large white drawing paper.
Spare containers and jars
Plastic sheeting or pack of white bin liners
Table cover/cleaning equipment
See Cas’s website and books for more information about her background, and many more inspiring photos of both her work and that of her students: