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.