Nuno Felt - The Surface Within
The Surface Within – Layers, patterns and resists with nuno felt and stenciling. Explore two of the oldest art techniques known to man to produce dynamic templates and surface effects with contemporary hand felting techniques. Working with nature and the man-made landscape, create your own patterns to inspire distinctive surface design for interior projects or decorative placement in garment construction.
Students will be encouraged to sample many techniques and processes throughout the course. This is an opportunity to be experimental and gain confidence with materials while trying new methods and processes.
Instruction is given in stencil design, colour blending, subtle use of pre-felts, laminating and cutwork, collage, overlaying of materials and keen observation of form and design. Working with found objects is encouraged. Enjoy the creative satisfaction of developing your subject matter to make a collection of samples within a theme or concentrate on one piece of your choice: cushion panels or scarves are possible outcomes.