objects as inspiration
2-4 September 2016 - Anita Larkin
Students will discover that innovative design can come from the humblest of beginnings, such as 3 objects found in your own home or shed. The class begins with simple drawing and design exercises using your 3 objects. Ideas developed from this playful morning will be grown, through design, into resist, and finally into an abstract unique finished felted object.
You can choose to make a wearable or not. This course looks at depth into just how creative ideas happen and gives students practical ways to foster innovation. Anita will work individually with each student, sharing her particular method of using a resist for making felted objects. The class then follows on to look at the object itself as a means to create a sculptural form. The objects you bring will be cut, turned, intermingled, and re-joined into sculpture using simple tools. Then learn how to felt around segments of them.
Surprise yourself. Inspiration is right at your fingertips in your very home, find out ways to uncover it. You will leave with your head full of ideas from the three simple objects you bring to the class
It's possible to add one day extra to this class - Anita will share more information and ideas with you!
photo background: work by students
disclamer : Images demonstrate the use of techniques to be learned during the workshop, but are not exemplary of products that will be completed by participants