Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Studio Preniac May 2017

Less is More ... for Dramatic Textile Art  6th - 13th May 2017
Come and join me for an inspiring week at Studio Preniac, near Cahors, France.  Set in a beautiful rolling hills in southern France, you will have an opportunity to have creative fun while you explore new textile art and stitch challenges in a spacious studio environment.  You will enjoy wonderful hospitality, great accommodation and fantastic food as well as well as an opportunity to visit markets and local places of interest.    Please visit for more information about flights, accommodation and fees.

Less is More ... for Dramatic Textile Art 
Addressing the important principle of ‘Less is More’, we will explore exciting new approaches to simplifying our stitched textile work for a more dramatic effect.

During this workshop the aim is to create a variety of mixed media surfaces and imagery from a personal theme through a variety of techniques, processes and materials that include mono prints, and simple collagraph prints. Research material (photos or sketches if you have them) will be the starting point as we work through exercises to isolate line, shape, and texture, creating a variety of design and composition ideas.  We will consider a more subtle use of colour - black and white, monochrome and neutrals with limited colour for dramatic impact.  Imagery and writing on cloth will further enhance surface possibilities.

Several mixed media collages will be developed further, with machine and hand stitch added.   There will be discussion and demonstration throughout the course with an opportunity to include many small samples and surfaces in a small bound book for future inspiration.

Do consider a creative holiday in France at Studio Preniac.  I have great memories from last year and look forward to teaching again in May.
Thanks for reading......

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