11 – 14 April 2024 I Mixed media and textiles – creative journalling I West Dean

Thursday 11th April – Sunday 14th April 2024

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.

Price £459.00

Reference: SLW31247

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

https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/slw31247-mixed-media-and-textiles-creative-journalling

 

 

20 -22 October 2023 I Nature Journal – a springboard for creativity and textiles I West Dean College

Connect with nature as you explore a range of techniques using seasonally foraged and dried materials to make inks, brushes, cyanotypes and natural dyes. Observational and sensory techniques will be creatively utilised to deepen your awareness of the environment.

Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your unique nature journal book will be a useful resource to work with for further experiments on paper and fabric.

You will be inspired through seasonal creative activities, gain insight into the history, science and folklore of heritage techniques and explore how to journal and connect with your environment.

Learn how to develop unique cyanotype prints from guided experimentation. Discover how to make a beautiful swatch card of colours from heritage and foraged botanicals. You will draw and collage with papers made with plant inks, and mindfully atune to your environment through observational and sensory drawing. Explore methods to free up your mark-making and pattern building.

By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric and paper, learnt how to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully, and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 20,21,22nd October

Ref: SWE13107

£312

https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/swe13107-nature-journal-springboard-for-creativity-and-textiles

West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ

20 – 23 April 2023 I Mixed Media and Textile Journalling I West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Textile journalling, an exploration of art, textiles, science and design through the medium of cyanotype, natural dyeing, botanical inks and

A 3 days immersion and connection to the stunning landscape and gardens of West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ

This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for fresh and focused interpretation.

By enlisting found objects, 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 botanical inks, collage, stitch and cyanotype will add personal expression and meaning to your work.

https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses/slw12712-mixed-media-and-textile-journalling

 

7 – 9 October 2022 I Nature Journal I West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your Nature Journal book will be a useful resource to work in alongside further experiments on paper and fabric.

By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric, learnt to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully to make cyanotype prints and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.

https://www.westdean.org.uk