Small Objects of desire with Cas Holmes learning how to make art from found materials.
Taking our inspiration from everyday objects, (cups, bowls etc) collections of natural forms (shells, feathers, leaves) or other types of personal memorabilia as a starting point for developing themes we will create our own layered, collage and stitch ‘Still Life’ or ‘Landscape/Nature Study’
Found paper, fabric scraps and found materials will be combined with transferring of images and stitch as a means for informing work for the development of new ideas. These will be constructed on a small canvas .
Please bring to the workshop:
A waterproof pen scissors, regular sewing thread, pins and needle.A few hand threads in your preferred colour range
Small portable kit of painting media you may like to use (can be watercolour, Koh I Noor, Inktense whatever you have)
Also useful camera for documentation, notebook, drawing media.
Sewing machine with free motion capability. (optional) Embroidery hoop
Collection of waste papers and gathered fabric scraps: Examples. Brown wrapping paper or large brown envelopes, tissue paper, patterned paper bags, photocopies of images relating to your theme, magazines, oriental specialist papers, prints, lace, scraps of cotton, linen, silk fabrics with or without prints- various sizes. All should fit into one small bag