Textiles: playing with paper

Course Dates: 06/05/22 - 13/05/22
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Work with paper: origami, folding, pleating, creasing, crushing, slicing, piercing, colouring and laminating to create
dynamic surfaces. Great for collage, book arts, textiles, and sketchbook activity.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VX462

Fri, day, 06 May - 13 May '22

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course is designed to explore ideas of creating structure and surfaces using basic papers as your medium.

What will we cover?

A range of techniques will be introduced enabling you to explore structure and surfaces. These will include the use
• Folding, pleating and darting and basic origami to create form.
• Crushing and crumpling and slicing to create relief surfaces,
• Colouring, layering and laminating to transform and enhance structures and surfaces.
There will be discussion about how to apply these techniques to personal interests.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Apply folding, pleating, darting and simple origami techniques to create form
• Use crumpling and crushing and slicing to create relief surfaces
• Apply colour to amplify structure and surface
• Use lamination techniques to layer
• Produce a range of samples illustrating and combining techniques.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for beginners, as well as those who wish to build up their knowledge of techniques. and who have an interest in developing surfaces and structures applicable to areas of practice such as collage, book arts, textiles and sketchbook activity. No particular skills are needed, just an interest in paper, structure and surfaces.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged. Handouts will accompany demonstrations.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring with you any ‘found’ papers such as paper bags, florist papers, envelopes, and anything to suit personal choices such as light weight hand-made or quality papers. Basic papers will be provided. If you have a bone folder bring it along but it is not essential.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offers aa wide range of courses in Textiles and contemporary crafts for beginners to advanced learners and professional practitioners. Please browse the website for upcoming courses.

Caroline Bartlett Tutor Website

Caroline Bartlett has exhibited widely in the U.K. and internationally as a textile artist. Examples of her work can be seen in various public collections including those of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Crafts Council. Trained originally in printed textiles she worked as a freelance designer and for a commission printer before completing a postgraduate in textiles at Goldsmith and then an MA in Public Art. Her current practice has included responses to historic locations and museum collections generating work which employs a range of textile processes. She has extensive experience teaching adults from beginner level through to Foundation, degree and MA in Textiles and Applied Arts.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.