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T4 Abstract Art from Repurposed Textiles

All levels welcome - with Pip Hoy

  • Started 20 Oct
  • 295 Australian dollars
  • Sitting Room

Course Description

Create beautiful works of art using discarded textiles. By applying simple techniques, you will learn how to transform your ideas into abstract art whilst simultaneously transforming trash into treasure. About the Course: Do you have a fabric stash that you don’t know what to do with? Do you have clothes that your children have long outgrown and you just can’t let them go? Do you long to play with textiles but are not sure where to start? This course could be for you! In this course, you will learn how to get back to basics and create works of art using some of your favourite textiles. By applying simple techniques, students will be shown how to transform their abstract ideas into wonderful works of art whilst simultaneously transforming trash into treasure. Most of the work will be stitched by hand. Later in the term we can discuss sewing machines for those who are experienced sewers and want to use this tool to extend their approach to creating abstract textile art. About the Tutor: Pip is a multi-disciplinary artist who is currently focused on applying traditional techniques such as applique, embroidery and quilting to create a warm and engaging contemporary look using new, vintage and reclaimed compostable plant-based materials. Pip’s creative pursuits are underpinned by an interest in environmental wellbeing, equality, community, personal stories, colour and repetitive mark-making. Pip has exhibited regularly with her most recent work showing at the Holmes a Court Gallery as part of the WAFTA twentyFIVE+ exhibition. Pip’s work is held in private collections around the world and her studio practice is currently based at Tresillian Arts Centre. What to bring: Materials: Calico x2m (any colour of choice) Hessian x 1m (or an additional 1m length of calico) Scrap fabrics (preferably cotton and/or plant-based) Sewing thread (100% cotton; any colour of choice) Hand sewing needles Fabric scissors Sewing pins Fabric marker (eg tailors chalk, fabric pens) Discarded notions (eg old buttons, lace, binding, zips, embroidery thread) Other small items of interest (eg badges, bread tags, straws, wire)

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.

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