Re-Imagined. Rachael Singleton tutors this class, for more information about Rachael please visit www.rachaelsingleton.com
Re-imagined’ Working with a well-known painting from history, we will be ‘mining’ images for various visual elements, collecting a bank of patterns, marks, colours, motifs at different scales on small pieces of fabric and/or papers.
You will collect a set of papers and/or fabrics which we will fragment and re-assemble.
Following this, time will be spent with your papers and/or fabrics to find possibilities and re-construct into abstracted designs in your chosen format. These can be hand or machine-stitched into. Help and advice will be given on an individual basis.
This workshop is designed to be open-ended in terms of chosen format and the day is designed to harness individuality and your own preferences. Examples include creating a set of small cards that could go in a box/tobacco tin or a set of tags on a ring binder, a vessel, a 2D textile piece or a collection of small ones, a scroll,
hanging or concertina-form artist book. Your re-imagined interpretation could also be displayed alongside your primary inspiration for a exhibition etc.
Participants need to source a well-known painting that has enough interest to consider various marks, patterns, colours and shapes etc. An image can either be printed off for the day or brought on a tablet or phone so zooming into detail is possible.
Dates, please take careful note 2 days Tue/Wed 9&10 April 2024. Each day runs from 10.00-4.00 and tea, coffee, and biscuits are available throughout
Payment £165 , a non-refundable deposit of half the fee , £85 will secure your place, on receipt of the deposit your place will be confirmed. The balance should be paid two weeks before the start of the class.
Chosen image of well-known painting
Collection of plain fabrics and/or thin papers A5-A4 size (approx 10 each)
Some coloured A5-A4 fabrics/thin papers in colours that match your image
Acrylic or textile paints (at least black/white, red/yellow/blue) and colours that compliment your image. I use acrylics on fabrics with a slightly open weave such as muslin or old linens…
(Optional) inks – acrylic/India and pen or fine brush to use
Permanent black pen for writing on fabric/paper eg Sharpie
Materials that might be useful for pattern-making – stencils, masks, household objects to print with
Few of sheets of A4 paper or sketchbook and pencil/pen
Large and small brushes (you could bring hand-made brushes, cola pens), water pot, mixing palette
Sewing kit with appropriate coloured threads (Optional: sewing machine)
Sewing and paper scissors
Small amount of Bondaweb if planning to work with fabrics
PVA or Pritt stick
Materials to create your chosen format (e.g small cards, paper for book, tags, backing cloth/interfacing if needed etc).
The tutor will have wet-strength tissues to buy at minimal cost and a few gel plates/brayers to use for printing
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