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'Felted Landscapes'
Valérie Wartelle.
 
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Monday 29th July to Wednesday 31st July


Taking the rural environment as our inspiration, we will explore texture, colour and form to create contemplative and ethereal felted wall pieces. Showing a contemporary approach to the traditional craft technique of wet felting, I will take you through the creative steps and the wet felting techniques I use when creating my own artwork. We will first start by exploring how marks and textures can be made using felting, which will help plan your main artwork. You will next work from your chosen starting point - a photograph, sketch, collage, etc. to inspire your piece. Gradually you will develop your composition in fine layers, applying wool fibres, silk threads and fabrics inserts as you would paint.
A list of equipment and materials required will be shared for students to bring with them or pre-order to purchase.
Batik VALÉRIE WARTELLE is an award winning fibre artist whose main fascination lies within the manipulation of fibres and textiles as an expressive art form. Brought up in France and French Polynesia, Valérie originally came to the UK to study textile design, and pursued a career in the fashion industry for many years. In recent years she returned to her first love of textiles; she is now a widely exhibited artist working and living in West Yorkshire.

'www.valeriewartelle.co.uk'

Course Cost for 3 days £ 135
Non Refundable Deposit £ 50.