Material Narratives: Exploring Textile Processes Course

SOLD OUT: Every Saturday from 18 Feb - 11 March 2017 10.30am – 4pm, £220 (Members £165)

Claire Wellesley-Smith Textiles

Please note this workshop is now sold out. If you would like to join our waiting list for the workshop please email learning@hepworthwakefield.org

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Textile designer and artist Claire Wellesley-Smith will present a special course that investigates creative and conceptual approaches to working with textiles. Working between The Hepworth Wakefield and the Art House’s print studios you will generate a number of innovative experiments, learning processes including natural dying, hand stitching, pattern design and printmaking.

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Claire Wellesley-Smith is an artist, educator and writer based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She studied politics as an undergraduate and has a Masters degree in Visual Arts from Bradford School of Art. She specialises in projects that use local, natural colour, created from home-grown and locally foraged plants. Dyes and stitches on reclaimed cloth are used in slow processes that allow time for consideration of methods of production and narratives of use. Claire uses archival research as the starting point for her work, looking at locations and community stories. Cloth, dye and stitch are then used as carriers of the natural and social history of place. Socially-engaged arts projects are a key part of Claire's practice. Her projects are often community-based and explore the ways that place, heritage and memory can connect people to their surrounding environment.

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES

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Half of the allocated places are offered at the Members discounted rate of 25%. A two-week priority booking period is offered to all Members and discounted places are sold on a first come, first served basis. To find out about becoming a member click here. If you have any questions or special requirements  then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing learning@hepworthwakefield.org or calling 01924 247398.

Image Credit: Claire Wellesley-Smith

DATES

  • 18 February 2017
  • 25 February 2017
  • 04 March 2017
  • 11 March 2017

LINKS

Location

Learning Studios, The Hepworth Wakefield & The Print Studio, The Art House