Who is the course for?
This is an advanced level course for students who already have strong skills in textiles, design and creative computing. You will be working across the media, extending your experience, through experimentation and exploration. You will develop individual pieces worked to a high standard.
How is the course organised?
This is a non-exam course that is designed for students to build on their skills across a number of areas who wish to integrate them into their work. It is arranged over 1 day per month over 1 year. Students will be expected to commit to the equivalent of 1 day per week of home study. All courses are a progression of 10 assignments.
There will be three themes studied over the year.
In Term 1 we will look at War Art and the role of the artist as recorder, commentator and activist. We will make a fabric sketchbook and fill it with our responses using textile and digital media.
During Term 2 we will study the figure in art. We will look at how artists have portrayed the nude and study them as the starting point for a folio of 6 mixed media pieces.
Term 3 will see us studying John Ruskin, using the resources at Brantwood, Abbots Hall and the Ruskin Library. We will look at his art and his writings, as well as his friendship with Turner. This will contrast the pure observation with the expressive. You will develop a resolved piece, in mixed media, supported by preparatory studies.
There will be guided excercises as well as free work that will lead on to develop the complex mixed media pieces. This can be in paper and fabric media, combining knowledge gained over a variey of courses. Digital as well as analogue media will be explored.
• You attend at the ArtyBird Centre in Carnforth, Lancashire
• You will start in September and meet for one Saturday a month, for eleven months, for 1 year.
• You would be expected to put in around a day a week of study to complete the course.
• You are responsible for providing materials and equipment for your course. There is a studio fee of £25 that gives you access to a wide range of art material, tools and dyes.
• The cost for the course will be £375 per year, plus £25 studio fee. Students can pay by 10x£42.50 monthly installments each year, plus the studio fee of £25 up front. Fees are reviewed every year.
Meet your Tutor
Kate Horner is a practicing artist with a B.Sc. (Hons) Textile Design (Woven Structures) and a M.A. in Design Studies (Textiles). Kate has taught in Secondary School and Further Education for many years and is a thoughtful educationalist. This has been recognized by City & Guilds who have awarded her a Medal for Excellence. Her artwork explores many forms of textiles, centered on felt making. Her sketchbooks are vital to the work she makes and these are extended and explored through the computer. Her themes are about herself and her relationship with people and places. This focuses on her family and friends, and their environmental and peace work. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.
For more details please telephone us on 01524 874890, or click here for a pdf with this information.