CRAFT LAB+ FREE WORKSHOP PROGRAM

@ BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD ART CENTRE

Free! No bookings required. All materials provided or you can bring your own.

Art Workshop currently on at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in Other Metro Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 20 May 2018 to Thursday 26 July 2018

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Published by Bundoora Homestead Art Centre on Thursday 17 May 2018.
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Meet your workshop facilitator
Ramona Barry is a writer, curator and maker specialising in craft and design. Co-author of The Craft Companion (Thames & Hudson 2016), co-director of the handmadelife project, former chair of the board of Craft Victoria and current coordinator of the Art Craft & Cookery Competition and Makers Pavilion for the Royal Melbourne Show.

Course 1 | MARK
Sunday 20 May 1-4pm | Thursday 24 May 1-4pm
Mark making is often the first step in creating work for exhibition. Learn how textile artists use traditional and non-traditional mark making techniques as a way of generating ideas, garnering inspiration and begin the story telling process when creating exhibition-based work.
Explore: different mark making techniques and styles using ink, paint, pens, pencils, charcoal, thread, string, yarn, fabric.
Learn: how to make a variety of tools, translate drawn marks into textile designs and techniques.
Develop: a series of ideas that can be used to develop your own unique artwork.
Inspirations: Lorna Crane, Laura Slater, Emily Kam Kngwarray, Eva Bellanger.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 2 | STITCH
Sunday 27 May 1-4pm | Thursday 31 May 1-4pm
Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Needlepoint are traditional stitch-based techniques with endless contemporary possibilities. Even the most basic of stitches and surface decorations can be used to create contemporary artwork.
Explore: how contemporary artists use these craft cornerstones in their toolbox.
Learn: basic techniques in a variety of stitch skills.
Develop: your own stitch language that can be utilised in a multitude of ways when creating original work.
Inspirations: Stephanie Lapre, Takeshi Iwasake, Sarah Benning, Nike Schroeder, Diane Meyer, Rayan Fahey.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 3 | PATCH
Sunday 3 June 1-4pm | Thursday 7 June 1-4pm
Patchwork and applique are the perfect craft techniques to combine fabrics, patterns, colour combinations and showcase stitches.
Explore: how sitting different materials together is the textile version of collage.
Learn: basic hand and machine stitches, applique and reverse applique techniques.
Develop: collage creating skills using fabric and stitching.
Inspirations: Kathryn Clark, Colleen Toutant Merrill, Luke Haynes, Debra Weiss, Sarah Crowest.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 4 | PRINT
Sunday 10 June 1-4pm | Thursday 14 June 1-4pm
The most basic of print techniques give you the building block to create your own unique repeat patterns and designs using the humblest of materials
Explore: traditional printmaking tool and every-day objects that can be used to create print patterns.
Learn: different print techniques, monotype, potato printing, ezy carve, leaf printing.
Develop: create your own block design or motif that can then be incorporated into further work.
Inspirations: Block Shop Textiles, Ink & Spindle, Romance Was Born, Lotta Jansdotter, Michelle Brown.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 5 | BEAD
Sunday 17 June, 1-4pm | Thursday 21 June 1-4pm SHOW OPENS!
Surface embellishment using beads, sequins, found objects is an exciting way to create interest in textile work. Even the simplest of techniques can create complex patterns and textures.
Explore: Different bead materials and the skills needed to incorporate into your work.
Learn: how to make your own beads using air dry clay, how to attach beads using a variety of techniques.
Develop: a variety of beading and surface decoration skills.
Inspirations: Eddy Carroll, Karla Way, Emily Green, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 6 | WEAVE
Sunday 24 June 1-4pm | Thursday 28 June 1-4pm
Inspired by Artist in Residence John Brooks we look at how weaving can be used to create dramatic textile pieces full of texture and colour.
Explore: different fibres and materials to incorporate into wall work.
Learn: basic tapestry weaving techniques, how to create your own loom frames.
Develop: ideas to create fibre-based wall works both small and large scale.
Inspirations: John Brooks, Sheila Hicks, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Daniel Edwards, Erin Riley.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 7 | FELT
Sunday 1 July 1-4pm | Thursday 5 July 5 1-4pm
Needle felting while not for the faint-hearted is an simple technique for creating 3D shapes with nothing more than a barbed needle and wool roving. Simplified versions of wet felting are perfect for those wanting to ‘paint with wool’.
Explore: different felt making tools and fibres.
Learn: basic needle felting techniques and tabletop wet felting.
Develop: a series of small felted pieces that can be combined or act as discreet art works.
Inspirations: Cat Rabbit, Felt Mistress, Sonya Yong James, Annemeike Mein, Sally Smart.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 8 | KNOT
Sunday 8 July 1-4pm | Thursday 12 July 1-4pm
Knots of all descriptions can create everything from large scale macramé installations to delicate lace-like wire jewellery.
Explore: the extraordinary things that can happen with a length of rope, string, thread or wire.
Learn: basic macramé knots and rope craft.
Develop: knot skills that can be used for both macro and micro sized projects – everything from a wall or floor work to wearable art.
Inspirations: Sarah Parkes, Sally England, Judy Tadman, Deloss Webber.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 9 | CUT
Sunday 15 July 1-4pm | Thursday 19 July 1-4pm
Sometimes you must be destructive to get constructive. This week we attack our work, not with a slash and burn mentality but reveal and rethink existing pieces that will push your textiles in a whole new direction.
Explore: the use of deconstruction as a powerful tool for reimagining textile art.
Learn: a variety of techniques – for unpicking, cutting, intentional damage while still maintaining or revealing the integrity of the newly emerged work.
Develop: the ability to let go of pre-existing ideas around what it means to have a completed work. An understanding of the both the flexible nature of textile work as well as its (and your) limitations.
Inspirations: Christina Hesford, Louise Bourgeois, Shelly Goldsmith.
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

Course 10 | MIX
Sunday 22 July 1-4pm | Thursday 26 July 1-4pm
Bringing the last ten weeks of skills together to combine two or more to create a new piece.
Explore: everything from mark making, printing, stitching, patch and applique can be revisited and added to the now generous toolbox of skill sets and ideas.
Learn: How to work independently using a variety of techniques in your textile toolkit
Develop: Your own mini inspiration journal to create work beyond the Lab.
Inspirations: The workshop program is reflected on in creating these final pieces
Feel Free: to bring Works in Progress into our creative space, participate in the workshop, or continue working on your existing project.

FREE! NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED OR YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN