Who’s it for? Do you want to move away entirely from kits? Build your own sculpture, find your style, understand design processes and consolidate your skill, teach, exhibit, sell or just do a textile course that revolves around what you want to know? Then here it is! You should have a certain amount of experience. 5* Advanced to Explorer Has completed a 4.5* tutorial or above Has basic multimedia skills Familiar with proportionality as a concept Familiar with composite armatures as a concept and know when they need to be adapted Understands how to quickly build up shapes, attach them and blend out Knows basic wet felting with inclusions Aims Starting to want to create their own ideas Understand the deconstruction and reconstruction to create a lifelike sculpture Incorporate more multimedia techniques in to their work Develope an understanding of finishing and mounting Why things ‘work’ How to correct mistakes Included in the course 5* Video Tutorials Santa’s Face (5.3*) Holly King (5.5*) Swaledale Ram Head (5.6*) Swimming Otter (5.7*) Leaping Hare (5.9*) Make your own dragon (5.9*) Through Individual and online tutorials When and how to use a variety of different fibres Form and proportion Structure - how and when to use armature Relief needle felting with mixed media Adapting tutorials for your own designs Sketch/Idea Books/Journaling Texture in wet and needle felting Mark making on wet and needle felt Dyeing fibre One year on and I can now, with a fair level of confidence that I could only have dreamed off: Wet felt Design large and small items from scratch Use a wide range of visual references to create my own designs Deconstruct designs of others Adapt instructions to suit my own vision and imagination. See where I have gone wrong or under developed something Incorporating more mixed media Honing techniques to a point where I can create quite naturally without over thinking Haul myself through the infamous U Bend of despair! - Jane class of ‘23
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