This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for a week of focused and fresh interpretation.
By enlisting found objects from personal collections and/or those found at West Dean, we will explore creative journals and sketchbooks as a starting point for mixed media or textile-based work. A series of creative exercises exploring drawing, made drawing tools and inks, collage, colour from botanicals and sustainably sourced cloth will add personal expression and meaning to your work.
The course offers an inspiring insight into ways to gather ideas and resources from the world. Samples will be available to look at, and the course will end with an open discussion of ideas and process about the work produced.
The journal and samples resulting from this creative exploration could be used as a starting point to your creative practice for mixed media and textile-based work, three-dimensional, books or collage.
West Dean is a renowned art college with a strong craft ethos set in stunning Sussex landscape. Your opportunity to develop new skills in beautiful surroundings.
For more information and how to book, please click on link below
SEASONAL NATURAL DYEING SUMMER
Course Code: VTX218C
27 April – 25 May, 5 Tuesdays 10 – 4pm
Morley College, Waterloo Centre
Research seasonal natural dyeing on sustainable fabrics. Explore contemporary natural dye practise globally and links to ritual, medicine and folklore. Utilise plants from the Morley dye garden. Develop with support an individual project to showcase your design development.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Learn about and plant dye plants and harvest from the Morley College dye garden
• Experiment with a summer seasonal natural dye palette on a range of fibres
• Explore natural dye printing
• Develop an individual project for a textile artwork, fashion application or interior design
• Research, discuss and use sustainable fabrics
• Complete a book of plant colour swatches with recipes and suppliers
For morel details and to book visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk
Tune into a online talk via The South London Botanical Institute
Wednesday 3rd March
A talk and visual investigation – to celebrate International Women’s Day
Focusing on a few female botanists, Zoë will be exploring through artistry and vision, the connecting plant power in protest through direct message and re-useable textile banners and stitch
The SLBI is a registered charity for botanical education. Bookings via www.slbi.org.uk
They will email you the link and password once bookings close on the day of the talk
GROUP TEXTILE SHOW CELEBRATING WORK MADE BY STUDENTS AT MORLEY COLLEGE INSPIRED BY THE THEME FANTASTICAL BOTANICAL
& THE COAT OF HOPES – A unique community coat made up of hundreds of patches sewn on by volunteers along it’s epic journey from the south coast to Glasgow to COP26. Stitched with messages, hopes, dreams and worn by children, footballers, musicians, artists, pilgrims, makers, mothers, fathers, delegates, ordinary everyday people, extraordinary everyday people. A powerful coat made by many for everyone. Contributed to by Molrey College textile students amongst a host of other individuals and communities along route.