‘An Introduction To Drawing And Painting With Thread’ with Emily Tull

Course Overview

During this workshop you will learn about and experiment with mark making with the basics of drawing using hand stitching. Leading on to finding out about blending colours and markings to create a thread painting of a Blue Tit.

 

 

Teacher Profile

Recently winning (2017) a Kent Creative Award for Visual Art (non digital) she has also been a finalist in the Winter Pride Awards (2015), Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show, Mall Galleries, and have been a contestant on Sky Art’s Portrait Artist Of The Year in 2014.

Inspiration comes from many sources including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Spike Milligan, Tim Burton, Cindy Sherman, song lyrics, Egyptian tomb painting and the Pre-Raphaelites. The work covers a range of subjects based upon everyday life and mythology.

“I am obsessed with faces.
They show a person’s life, and can look different on a daily basis, a perfect canvas to convey different sides of your character. But more than this my fascination is with the colouration and fragility of skin and within my portraits I strive to bring these issues across. My concern is more with the flesh then the actual likeness.
Many of the images are severely cropped and large in scale to enhance the confrontation. The faces are exposed to close scrutiny, emphasising the fragility of the face and person. As we gaze intently at them a combination of senses unfold and question. This questioning is the most important factor of the work, from the everyday issues of beauty being skin deep to a beautiful woman becoming a freakishly bizarre creature.
Drawing and mark making play a significant role, repetition of marks, layering on different colours. This can be a violent process, pressing paint through fabric, manic stitching – quick actions due to a short time-scale. These ‘routines’ and combinations of materials trace my thoughts and fixations of the paint/skin and lead to an ongoing exploration of abstraction.

Since 2011 I have used wildlife imagery to experiment with fabrics, predominantly British species but I am inspired by curiosity cabinet displays and my mother’s Bee collection.

I am striving to close the gap to what is deemed ‘craft’ and what is ‘art’, as part of that co-founding S.E.W – Society For Embroidered Work, supporting and promoting artists who have a stitched element to their artwork.

Since 2011 I have used wildlife imagery to experiment with fabrics, predominantly British species but I am inspired by curiosity cabinet displays and my mother’s Bee collection.

I am striving to close the gap to what is deemed ‘craft’ and what is ‘art’, as part of that co-founding S.E.W – Society For Embroidered Work, supporting and promoting artists who have a stitched element to their artwork.

Materials List

Materials for Emily Tull

7 inch hoop

needle

scissors

pencil

2 x pale/bright coloured cotton (to fit hoop) nothing to dark so pencil marks can be seen

 

for the drawing-

black felt for branch

white, black and mid grey sewing thread

 

painting-

brown fabric for branch

a mix of organza and netting in greens/golds/browns for background

threads:

white

black

grey – light, mid, dark

yellow- light, bright, dark

brown- dark, coffee

blue- light, mid, royal

colour to match your choice of background fabrics.

embroidery thread can be used, but will be thinned down.

 

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

Timeless Textiles Gallery

Location

Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW, Australia
Category

Date

10 Oct 2020 - 12 Oct 2020

Time

09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Cost

$460

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