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Making Stitched Art Works I

Saturdays (3 sessions) May 28, June 25 and a third date TBA 2022
Standard Price $420 Members Only $330
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May 1 2022
Mary Brown

As a taster for the Contemporary Stitch & Design Course scheduled to start in February 2023, Mary is offering two workshops in 2022.

In this first ‘Making Stitched Art Works I' two methodologies are offered. Participants have a choice of researching a cultural or historical field for their work, or, creating a work that expresses their feelings and responses to life that is within the realm of their experience or to global affairs. The latter may also express their inner reality: i.e. their dreams, nightmares and ideas. There will also be a PowerPoint on using colour descriptively, arbitrarily, expressively and symbolically. The design process will be given to you. Part of the process is to look at and be inspired by the work of many artists who work with these methodologies, so attending art exhibitions will be enormously beneficial. See the first day as a theoretical day. You may record everything that Mary presents, and photograph any of her resources.

In the other two sessions, participants will present and work on their concepts, designs and samples. Mary will encourage you to share with other participants and to ‘bounce off’ each other. She will affirm and extend you to give your work a conceptual underpinning and assist you technically.

Any textile and stitched technique may be used for the realised works with no size restrictions. You will only receive verbal feedback, which you can record. It will be entirely up to you as to whether you keep a journal for design process work. You will not receive a brief, written feedback, or be assessed, as in the CS & D Course.

Mary would like to see these works finished with the view to exhibiting in one of the EGNSW galleries upstairs.

For further information contact Mary via email or mobile 0407 500 331.