* This workshop is offered in collaboration with Culture Outaouais. Priority is given to Outaouais artists. For more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt. And as long as there is movement there is life. This 3-day workshop will deepen the consciousness about experiences learned from sculpting with felt and other fibers. We will explore different sculptural form ideas, with the theme of folding and unfolding, to become more aware of how, and why, we want to use this medium. We will focus on basics like color, design, and conceptions of an artwork Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day we will discuss creations to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course. You don’t create art, it already exist ,you have to let it come to you, going where art is instead of you creating it, Take action based on your excitement , with no attachment to the out come.
What to bring
One roll of bubble plastic (small bubbles) 60 cm wide- min 3 meters long ; three big old bathing towels and one tea towel ; 2 bars of olive oil soap,or other natural soaps...no liquid soap please! ; paper scissors; fabric scissors,if you have small pointy embroidery scissors ; two old nylon socks or other material to use as attaches ; box of pins and needles,darning needle; squeezable sport water bottle (500 ml) or felting pear ; measuring tape ; a notebook, some pencils , permanent marker; small pieces (leftovers) of sheer fabrics and threads or loose fibers (small quantities)fibers like silk,ramie,linen ,cotton ect...please take natural materials. Some yarn,only natural materials; rolling tool ,like pool noodle or carton tube ect...approx 60 cm long; small plastic containers,like ice cream bucket...(2 containers able to contain at least 2 liters) Approx 2 pounds of wool: ,roving or carded wool ,you can bring other wool types if you wish ,but have also merino wool. bring as many colors as possible ,also black white and greys.
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