• All Levels
  • Mixed Media & Collage

This six-week course provides a basic introduction to textile processes and techniques associated with surface design and fabric manipulation as a means of expressing ideas. Practical work is complemented by key critical, historical and theoretical information, which assists the students in understanding elements of contemporary mixed media textile work. This course will cover processes involved in the surface decoration and manipulation of fabric including a selection from painting, image transfers, the application of texture and paint with rollers, stencils, resists, batik and marbling to create altered surfaces, sculptural forms and personal fibre art pieces.

6 Weeks: Base Tuition: $305 + Materials Fee: $40 = Total: $345

* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Using textiles and fabrics as a support for painting, mark making, stitching on a variety of textile surfaces.
  • Historical and contemporary background covered
  • Use of two and three dimensional space and structure
  • Understanding different surfaces, textures, and colours and how they affect results.

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts to all purchases incase you need to return any materials.

  • Good sharp scissors (nail scissors can also be useful)
  • White paper towels
  • A selection of cheap sponges
  • Plastic egg cartons for colour mixing
  • Nylon paint brushes (a couple at least)
  • A small round or rigger brush and a larger flat 1⁄2 inch brush.
  • Personal choice of subject is important so bring in images. If students wish they can bring in items such as shirts, handkerchiefs, scarves (with a flat surface). White or light coloured articles are best. Natural fibers such as cotton, silk and linen work best.
  • Included in the materials fee: A selection of textile fabric samples, marbling solution and colours, heat transfer paper, assorted fabric paints, water-based resists to create negative line and space, gel mediums for sealing and gluing.