Surface, Shape and Stitch with Lorna Crane

Course Overview

Surface, Shape and Stitch with Lorna Crane

 

Challenge yourself by building a series of works shaped and layered in paper and cloth.

Where forms will be created that speak of a sense of time and place. And where memories are captured through a variety of mixed media techniques on cloth then stitched with a modern boro aesthetic.

 Dare to be different by experimenting with a variety of surface design techniques including monotypes, hand painting, stamping and collage, then layer to build a series of unique fibre works

 Create your own narrative by revealing memories in marks, stitch, lines, texture, shape and light in your desired mediums.

 This workshop will be an opportunity to discover the spaces in between your thoughts – ‘the thinking and the non thinking spaces > that  relate to that breath in between’  with a open and adventurous approach, this will be a fun packed three days!

Suitable for all skill levels.    

Teacher Profile

 

‘Over the past few years my work has been about the landscape of place. To me the most important aspect of being an artist is to be authentic through the act of mark making. To be able to create a narrative about the places I inhabit is an essential part of this process.

Since my arrival to the Bega Valley in 2003 I have set up my studio practise on a full time basis in the rural coastal village of South Pambula, NSW. Educated in Wollongong and graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Distinction) my career highlights include residencies with the Bundanon Trust, Alice Springs, Broken Hill Art Exchange, Berlin, New Zealand and most recently Venice and Italy. During September 2016 I traveled to Barcelona for a two week residency at Art Print Residence to make a series of unique prints.

‘Over the past few years my work has been about the landscape of place. To me the most important aspect of being an artist is to be authentic through the act of mark making. To be able to create a narrative about the places I inhabit is an essential part of this process. 

My abstract landscape landscape inspired works speak about moments of time where narratives form via my own visual lexicon in an experiential and gestural manner. It is from a place deep within where shapes form and are distilled into fragments of past and present merging together in an abstract form. It is about seeking questions and revealing an intimate personalised glimpse into my inner landscape – both physically and metaphorically – known and unknown’.

Most recently I have been obsessed with making my own brushes and sourcing a variety of materials from my natural environment including native plant fibres, driftwood, bamboo, organic fibres and found objects, including ocean and marine debris . Since February 2015 I have been teaching brush making workshops within NSW, Victoria, ACT and QLD.

Materials List

 

MATERIALS LIST

PREPARATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP: Think about ‘less is more’ with memories as a theme in your search for materials.

Paper and Cloth

An A3 size sketch book 150gsm
Paper fragments – including old drawings, bookpages, found papers, magazine clippings Cloth fragments that hold a memory
Please gather a collection of natural fibre cloth (linen, cotton or silk) in a limited palette of your choice > each piece no larger than 1/4 metre lengths
Equipment
Bring your hand sewing materials including
Scissors
threads
pins
Glue Stick
PVA glue
Your favourite brushes and
Metal ruler
Apron
Drawing materials
> Black Ink – Sumi ink is preferable for cloth
> Coloured pencils
> Acrylic paint (your palette choice)
> Markers

Materials Supplied > a special gift bag including organza for overlays

Morning tea and Lunch provided

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

Date

18 May 2019 - 20 May 2019

Time

09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Cost

$460

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