Christine Chester – Poetry of decay

October 16 – 20 2017

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.

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Arrive 15 October 2017, workshop 16-20 October, depart 21 October.

  • Twin room sharing not ensuite £750
  • Twin room sharing ensuite £820
  • Single room £920

2016 – 2017 Programme