Experimental Textile Art.
Random Precision - 3 Dimensional Line, Stitch, Structure and Light.
1° Course: July 23 – August 6, 2015
Prof. Michael Brennand-Wood - Wolverhampton University, Great Britain
Assistant: Izabela Walczak, MA
This workshop is designed to strengthen creative thought and substantiate participants conceptual and material/technical skills.
A consistent feature of the author’s practice is the inter-relatability of structure, the micro and macro. The artist has always been interested in the construction of component parts that fuse at a distance into a coherent form. Initially for this workshop I would like each student to make a 3-dimensional or relief-based construction utilizing fabric, thread, metal, paper, paint, collage and wood.
Sourcing a personal selection of materials with a strong linear quality, participants will then develop an individual vocabulary of three-dimensional line. This, together with the constructed form, will provide the essential components of the workshop, which will focus on an exploration of stitch, depth, translucency, illusion and structure.
The workshop will generate ideas and approaches that could be developed individually or in a group context.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ACHIEVE:
Development of original solutions in relation to the core aims of the workshop. Investigation and research of personal imagery and technical innovation. Critique and discussion of personal ideas and research sources.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES COVERED:
Multi Media construction utilizing fabric, thread, metal, paper, paint, wood plus other collage material. Techniques will include the preparation of a personal vocabulary of three-dimensional line. Line investigation and the construction of three-dimensional forms to be utilized as a basis on which to work. These could be wall or table/floor based. It will be possible to integrate selected tapestry techniques into the workshop alongside stitch and mixed media techniques.
OUTLINE OF THE WORKSHOP & WHAT TO BRING:
The first session will be a group introduction and outline of the workshop. Each participant is asked to bring something that either describes their working methods or illustrates their chosen area of visual research. This could be a sketchbook, object, piece of work or idea/inspiration image.
The participants are also asked to bring a selection of materials you wish to use – this should include fabrics, threads and any linear ‘lines’ i.e. wires, tapes, cords, strings, ribbons, etc. Papers, acrylic paint or any other collage material would also be useful; the emphasis is on a personal collection of materials which act as an individual palette. It will be possible to use a sewing machine if it is necessary.
Teaching will largely be on a one to one basis, at the close of the workshop a group evaluation will be made as to what has been achieved. The purpose of this final session is to share what has been achieved and to set a personal agenda as to what might be achieved by the participants back at their home studios.
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
IN COOPERATION WITH:
International Art Centre KAUS Urbino
Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie
Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi
Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi