objects as inspiration

2-4 September 2016 - Anita Larkin

Learning from Anita Larkin (Australia) is an eye opener to that what you already know about felting. She combines techniques and non-textile materials together into a new creature. For these workshops you need to have intermediate level of feltmaking or higher. photo: 'Roger, I hear you loud and clear'


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

Who is Anita Larkin

Anita Larkin has been making sculpture in felt for 20 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of The Arts in 1993, she has since exhibited widely in Australia and internationally, and is represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney. In 2014 Larkin’s distinctive work will be featured in Sculptural Felt International in the Netherlands. Sculpting in bronze and collected objects as well as in felt, she has completed several public art commissions and is represented in private and public collections across Australia. Teaching feltmaking and sculpture, since 1994, she gently encourages her students to create something wondrous and quite unexpected.



All workshops are being taught in Dutch and/or English. We will serve fresh coffee and homemade lunches, with healthy salades, warm dishes, farmers bread and several Dutch cheeses. The day will start at 10.00 untill 16.30 hr.

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