Cas Holmes – Postcards is an introductory workshop marking your places of interest you.
Returning to Eau Brink Studio for this one day workshop to inspire you to record your travels.
What landscapes and images seen on your travels would you represent on your postcard?
We will share processes and ideas based on some of the artist’s personal approaches to creating mixed media works with found materials. We will look at transforming paper to turn it into a cloth-like feel through Momigami (Japanese crumpling) and combining it with textile and stitch to create small postcard size samples.
The focus will be on hand stitching as an extension of mark making and drawing.
STUDENT PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP: All should fit in one small bag
Postcards and images representing a place you have been or travelled to use a an initial source of inspiration. Themes could be
Gardens or Natural History:Images and text relating to plant, insects, birds. (based on the idea of a Planthunter or naturalist recording.their world.
Equipment: Hand sewing equipment (scissors,a few threads for hand stitching, pins). Waterproof felt pen or a biro if you have one. Glue sticks (pritt) or similar. Sewing machine (optional)
Paper and textiles inspired by your theme.
Papers: Brown wrapping paper or large brown envelopes, tissue paper, Collect assorted waste papers from patterned paper bags, magazines, oriental specialist papers, sweetwrappers, printed photocopy paper etc.
Gathered fabric scraps: Writing, prints, lace, scraps of cotton/ linen, silk fabrics with or without prints- various sizes.
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