• All Levels
  • Interdisciplinary

This course is intended for students who would like to explore new materials and ways to make work. Each week we will study the practice of a contemporary artist that uses textile and fibre materials and processes and use their techniques and concepts as a jumping off point for study and experimentation. Students will work with a wide range of found materials, which are transformed through the processes of embroidery, weaving, macrame, wrapping,etc. These fibre art works can be further transformed through drawing, painting and dye processes which will be integrated into class material. Students will transform ordinary materials by working with colour-blending techniques to create a small series of forms and objects using fabrics, threads, yarns, papers, wire and more.


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What you will learn

  • A variety of textile techniques
  • How to work with a variety of fibre materials
  • How to create series based on self-directed/structural projects in textiles
  • Exposure to wide range of materials and processes
  • Skills and strategies on presentation of work; expanding our thinking to installation and exhibition
  • Exposure to both historical and contemporary artists working in fibre

Materials to Bring

Materials to bring:

  • A variety of yarns, threads and embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Scraps of fabric in a variety of colours
  • A set of needles
  • Pencil, pen, paper

Things to collect:

  • Sticks
  • Rocks
  • Found papers