Course Code SC1804060
Tutor Lynne Abrahamson
Dates Tuesday - Friday, 27th August - 30th August 2019
Days 4
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £265
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

Designed for both beginners and more experienced students, this interesting new course looks at the power of the needle and the ways stitch has been used as a tool of subversion. With the rise in popularity of textile art and blurring of the distinction between fine art and craft, the possibilities of this medium are endless and unexpected. You’ll learn techniques and processes, explore how they can be used in your own work, and engage in discussion about what it means to use stitch in fine art practice in the 21st century.

The classes are structured; in the morning there will be a presentation of the techniques being taught that day and the contemporary artists using these processes in their work. This will show you the possibilities of stitch and embroidery, both as an end in themselves and a way of adding texture and dimension to your artwork. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to experiment with the techniques that have been taught or use them to work on a personal project.

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 bring the following items:
1. Assorted fabrics –  these could be items of clothing with personal significance, scraps of fabric
2. Photos; old or recent, that you are happy to stitch into, cut etc
3. Life drawings, if you have any, especially line drawings
4. A painting you might have done
If any students have embroidery hoops, threads, needles and scissors, especially fabric scissors, please also bring to class.

About Your Tutor

LYNNE ABRAHAMSON

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 has gone on to specialize in textiles and embroidery within her mixed media art practice. Her work is a personal narrative about her experiences as a mother and themes such as separation, loss and change relating 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, has works in private collections as well as in Clontarf Castle and has had work shortlisted on Saatchi online . 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 soft sculptures combining fabric, steel and felt. She teaches on the Diploma and Foundation Courses at the Academy and is Head of SEN.

WEBSITE

www.lynneabrahamson.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”.

Art Academy Map

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 silentduring 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!
  • To find out more about what’s going on at the Academy follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you’d like to share images of your course, your progress or your finished work we’d love to see them! Please bear in mind you must have the permission of tutors, other students and models to photograph them.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

£265.00

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Fee: £265.00