Course Code E1902S53
Tutor Hiromi Scintu, Lynne Abrahamson
Dates Mondays, 13th January - 23rd March 2020
Days 10
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £500
Material Costs ​£15 (See Daily Breakdown for Details)

This elective provides an introduction to textiles within fine art practice. You’ll use both traditional and modern approaches to textiles, including wet and dry felting, embroidery and the sampler tradition, latex and soft sculpture. Throughout the course, you’ll explore how and why contemporary artists employ textiles within their practice.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

Please see the ‘what to bring’ sections above in the weekly breakdown.

There will be a charge of no more than £15 to cover materials and equipment ​provided by the Academy, payable on
the first class. The following materials will be available to purchase from the office shop throughout the term:

Calico, half a metre lengths
Muslin, half a metre lengths
Bondaweb, half a metre lengths
Black thread, DMC 310
Embroidery Hoops
Embroidery needles

About Your Tutor

Lynne studied Fine Art in Barcelona before coming to London where she did a Certificate in Sculpture at the City of London Polytechnic and then went to Central St.Martins. She did the Diploma at The Art Academy, where she qualified in 2011 with a first. During her time at the Academy, she began to use ceramics and textiles and this is what she specialises in now in her art practice. Her work is based on her experiences as a mother and she focuses on themes such as separation, loss and change related to the various stages in her life. Her work is quirky and she aims to deal with serious issues in a light hearted way. She has taken part in the Craft fair at Hatfield House, has exhibited in the Menier Chocolate Factory and has works in private collections. She was winner of the Wolfendale Prize for natural forms. Lynne is currently working on a number of projects; internal landscapes using thread as her medium and a project about children’s drawings. She teaches on the Diploma and Foundation Courses at the Academy.

Hiromi Scintu​ completed a BA in illustration at KIAD and after travelling (including studying in Urbino Fine Art Academy, Italy) she returned to London in 2001 and joined The Art Academy to learn traditional techniques in sculpture. Hiromi finished her Fine Art Diploma in 2005 and stayed on as a resident artist, exhibiting and tutoring at the school until 2009. She is interested in an exploration of the human spirit; this coincides with her life long buddhist practice and all around ideology that one can heal themselves through foods, natural medicines and the arts, as they all have a positive energy flowing through them. Hiromi is always searching for the best medium to express herself and this is reflected in her exploration of decoration, pattern, colour and detail. In 2016, Hiromi created a felted piece for an exhibition called The Art of Species Conservation, which focused on the Amazon jungle, which she visited previously. ​www.hiromiscintu.com

Location

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

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Refreshments and Facilities

All students have access to a common room and kitchen. Here you will find tea and coffee, a fridge, kettle, microwave and eating area.

There is a wealth of supermarkets, shops and cafes in the area as well as the world famous Borough Food Market just moments from our Mermaid Court location.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due Mermaid Court being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some of our classes in progress. If you would like to not be photographed please let the photographer know!
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£500.00

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Fee: £500.00