Bluecoat: dot-art: Creative Textile Art
Times: 11:30 - 17:00
Enjoy a one day creative workshop with Liverpool Artist Catherine Carmyllie (suitable for beginners).
***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***
Sunday 12th May 11:30am – 5pm (£50 for 1 day)
Textile Art is one of the oldest forms of art with fragments dating back to prehistoric times and cultures globally developing their own techniques for decorating fabrics. Today, contemporary artists adopt those techniques in exciting ways.
In this workshop, you will learn a variety of skills such as hand painting and printing, batik (wax resist), Japanese shibori (resist dye) and hand stitch.
Catherine will provide information about each technique along with examples, giving short demonstrations throughout the day. Each activity is suitable for beginners and simply requires creativity! Materials and equipment are provided however, students are asked to bring a set of their own fabric paints.
In exploring these textile techniques, students should expect to produce a series of A4/A5 samples which can be pictoral or abstract, the focus is on creativity. The samples can be framed individually or used to create something functional such as quilt, bag, cushion cover, gift card, etc. Having over 20 years experience as a textile artist, Catherine is happy to share her experience and ideas. A hand out ‘notes’ booklet is included with references for method and further reading. Suitable for age 16 and upwards.
Tutor: Catherine Carmyllie
Catherine Carmyllie is a Liverpool based Artist currently working across painting and textile art. She completed a Textile Art degree at Huddersfield University before spending 6 months at The Arts and Crafts Academy of Kuopio, Finland where she had the opportunity to learn ancient Scandinavian skills such as bookbinding, weaving, feltmaking amongst others. Catherine regularly teaches workshops.
Sunday 12th May, 11:30am – 5pm
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station – Liverpool Central.
£50 for 1 day.
All materials and equipment will be provided on the day except for fabric paints. We recommend students bring their own set of fabric paints (recommended Pebeo Setacolour Opaque around £7 – £10 for 6) which is available from Cass Art.
You are welcome to bring along other materials which you would like to experiment with.
- There are a maximum of 15 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.
- To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.