Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Workshop 15.6: Cas Holmes (UK) - Using the Found: Paper and Stitch – Urban Nature


Cas Holmes, a UK textile artist, is known for her collaborative exhibitions and the narrative quality of her ‘stitch sketched’ pieces. In her workshop you will use found and everyday materials to create free hanging mixed media and transparent layered pieces. Students will leave the course with a sound basis of processes and working samplers, or foundation pieces which they can continue to build on and develop.
 
 
 
Our focus will be Urban Nature as a theme. We will be looking at the roles plants play in our urban spaces. This will provide participants with the opportunity to develop ideas for their own projects for our Palm House exhibition 'Facade' in mid - 2016 at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Please bring images which relate to the theme.
A sewing machine capable of free motion stitching is desirable for this workshop. Alternatively students may choose to hand stitch layers to create stitched drawings.

This workshop will be popular so there will be a ballot for places.
Please contact the Workshops team for more information.

 
Date: Saturday and Sunday 1-2 August, 2015

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration is open until: Friday 24th July, 2015

Location: Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St, Eastwood NSW

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Requirements:

Material Fees: nil

Class Fees:

ATASDA Member: $180
Non-Member: $230



 More information:

This is an experimental workshop to explore the character and qualities of paper and other found material as a surface for working. A focus on machine and/or hand stitching; as an extension of mark making and drawing, and various means of manipulating, attaching and joining. Some of the methods are adapted from Japanese paper techniques such as Momigami, rub-crinkled paper techniques. The pieces resulting from this creative exploration could be used as a starting point for collage, stitching, 3-D or sculptural work. Participants can use a limited range of papers and stitch colours to re-interpret hand stitch and marks based on ideas of Indian Kantha and Japanese Sashiko' (Japanese rice grain stitch).
 

The theme of where Urban meets Nature will be explored in this 2 day workshop. Consider the contrast of where a building’s edges meet the landscape it is located in. Weeds, grasses, native plants, leaf litter and manicured lawns; birds, insects and reptiles all inhabiting these connected spaces. 


Cas’s workshops are designed to encourage individual development as well as group teaching and the exchange of ideas. Participants are encouraged to work from personal images, ideas and other materials they have collected for inspiration. The remit is inventive use of materials. This is intended as a guide but feel free to bring any favoured media you like to work with and be prepared to swap and exchange some items.
 Using the Found, Cloth, Paper and Stitch explores the character and qualities of paper and other found material as a surface for working. A focus on machine and/or hand stitching as an extension of mark making and various means of manipulating, attaching and joining surfaces. We use different threads to build up a range of distressed, torn, manipulated and collage surfaces to create new elements of interest in your work. Some of the methods are adapted from Japanese paper techniques such as Momigami, rub-crinkled paper techniques. The pieces resulting from this creative exploration could be used as a starting point for collage, stitching, 3-D or sculptural work.
 
More information about Cas

Workshop Code:WS15-6

For All Enquiries and Bookings  email the Workshops Team

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