Christine Chester: Poetry of Decay

17th - 24th October 2020

How often do you take photographs of peeling paint, lichen, rusting metal, weathered rock surfaces and neglected buildings? But then what? How do you interpret those beautiful marks on paper and in textiles?

This mixed media course will introduce you to some materials and processes that will help you to create rich and textured surfaces based on the inspiration found in your own photographs.

Working first on paper and then on fabric you will experiment with a variety of media including paints, inks, dyes, wax, oil pastel, puff binder, and rusting powder, combined with machine and hand stitch.

You will be shown how to create your own mark making tools from found and discarded objects in the landscape whilst producing a series of small paper based studies enabling you to layer experiments quickly, creating an understanding of your materials that you can then take on to work on more considered pieces on fabric.

Requirements and more information for the course.

  • £725 twin room sharing not ensuite
  • £775 twin room sharing ensuite
  • £875 single room

To book your place please contact jan@themasseriadellazingara.com


2019 – 2020 Programme

21st - 26th September 2020
Adventures in Colour

26th September - 3rd October 2020
Brunhilde Scheidmeir & Jude Kingshott : Eco Printing & Bookmaking

10th - 16th October 2020
Debbie Lyddon : Exploring Place

17th - 24th October 2020
Christine Chester: Poetry of Decay

24th - 31st October 2020
Janice Gunner: Indigo, Boro and more