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T3 Baskets!

Coiling, stitching and cobbling woven vessels All levels welcome - with Leanne Bray

  • Starts 25 July
  • 305 Australian dollars
  • Central Art Room

10 spots left


Course Description

Learn techniques for forming and creating vessels using mixed textile media. This includes coiling onto a wooden base, cobbling with a variety of materials, and wrapping recycled cloth. Requires a little patience and a love of stitching. About Tutor: Leanne Bray Leanne is a multidisciplined artist, with a very diverse studio practice, making and working comfortably alongside her busy public art practice. The one heavily influencing the other. Born in Zimbabwe, her life on TWO diverse continents has allowed her to witness and draw from that rich mine of cultural experience. For nearly forty years Leanne has worked full-time as an Arts professional. With her original strengths as a Graphic Designer, she has designed seven story high public artworks through to tiny intimate clay figures for exhibition. She has illustrated, lectured, tutored, built a textile business, run galleries in both Zimbabwe and Perth, and taken artists under her wing on African adventures! Previously a participant and the curator of ‘HOLD’ as part of the inaugural IOTA 21, Leanne is the feature artist at Tresillian for IOTA24. About the course The spirit of the maker lives long in the crafted vessels that have been produced since man first discovered the need for something to carry things in. This ‘vessel’ making course is being delivered in conjunction with the IOTA24 festival and pays fleeting homage to the age-old skills of functional basketry. This course is all about celebrating both the maker and the foundational craft of basketry, the art of the hand made and the long traditions of making functional and/or decorative vessels. Starting small, once you get the hang of the processes, you can carry on, to create a variety of sculptural and functional forms. Aside from the various skills and the differing methods of basket making (with a variety of unexpected materials) Leanne will share her years of working within the arts industry and first hand experience of visiting and making in Africa and India. Suitable for all levels What to Bring: Materials: Please bring a basic stitching toolkit – ie scissors, tapestry (large) needles, pins etc. The tutor will supply the initial ‘pack’ of required materials - but after the first week you are welcome to bring related materials from home that will lend themselves to the various techniques. The cost to each student for the initial set up materials will be $20 and will include cord, wooden base, cotton threads and some cloth.


Upcoming Sessions


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


Waitlist form

Please complete the waitlist form if your particular course is full. 

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