Metamorphosis with Stewart Kelly

METAMORPHOSIS:
Contemporary Transitions through Drawing, Collage & Stitch

 12 – 16 NOVEMBER 2022                     £525    (depositi £150)

The course encourages participants to develop a personal language through the exploration of combining drawing, colour, paper, fabric, and stitched textiles.

This will be an experimental course, focusing on exploration, and the process of discovery through making. Therefore, the workshop must not be seen as a complete experience, where you will complete a ‘project’, rather you will conclude with ideas, potentials and an expanded tool kit for your own development.

You will be encouraged to work independently, respond to different themes, and share ideas with your peers throughout the course. Therefore, I would encourage you to come with an open mind, willing to try new things and of course, enjoy yourselves!

The course will consist of a series of workshops over five days. I have outlined the individual sessions below. The course is an ideal opportunity to use recycled materials, or resources you already have, so please do not go to any additional expense!!

Day 1 – Following a Line.
9.30am – 10.00am Welcome and Introduction.
10.00am – 12.00pm Sensory Drawing Workshop.
Over the period of 2 hours you will complete 6 twenty-minute sensory drawing activities exploring line, texture and colour.
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch.
1.00pm – 4.00pm Exploring Hand Stitch Workshop.
The afternoon workshop will focus on embellishing the drawings from the morning session with hand stitch.4.00pm – 4.30pm Reflection and Feedback

Day 2 – Play on Words.
9.30am – 10.00am Welcome and Introduction.
10.00am – 12.00pm Exploring Collage Workshop.
During this session, you will develop the visual studies generated the previous day using paper and fabric.
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch.
1.00pm – 4.00pm Creating Form Workshop.
During this session, you will develop the work produced during the morning session to construct 2D designs and 3D shapes.
4.00pm – 4.30pm Reflection and Feedback.

Day 3 – Add + Subtract.
9.30am – 10.00am Welcome and Introduction.
10.00am – 12.00pm Exploring Fabric Collage Workshop.
During this session, you will begin to interpret the work produced during the previous two days, including applique, cutwork and fabric manipulation.
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch.
1.00pm – 2.00pm Face to Face with Stewart Kelly: 20 Years of Thinking, Making & Communicating Ideas.
The presentation will be 1 hour in length. The first half will consist of a 30min PowerPoint presentation, illustrating my various projects completed over the last 20 years. The remaining time will focus on Q&A, and an informal discussion around the themes and techniques featured in my work.
2.00pm – 4.00pm Exploring Fabric Collage Workshop Continued.
4.00pm – 4.30pm Reflection and Feedback.

 Day 4 – Contemporary Kantha
9.30am – 10.00am Welcome and Introduction.
10.00am – 12.00pm Kantha Embroidery Workshop.
During this session, you will research the techniques associated with traditional Kantha embroidery, and place this knowledge in context with your own work.
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch.
1.00pm – 4.00pm Stitch Workshop.
During this workshop, you will be encouraged to continue to explore stitch in an expressive way, in context with your own work.
4.00pm – 4.30pm Reflection and Feedback.

 Day 5 – Finding a Narrative.
9.30am – 10.00am Welcome and Introduction.
10.00am – 12.00pm Creating Form Workshop.
During this session, you will develop the work produced during the morning session to construct 2D designs and 3D shapes in order to explore individual themes.
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch.
1.00pm – 3.00pm Creating Form Workshop continued.
3.00pm – 3.30pm Reflection and Feedback.