$265

Mending a Visual Narrative

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Belconnen Arts Centre

118 Emu Bank

Belconnen, ACT 2617

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Mending a Visual Narrative
With Mariana del Castillo

Wednesday > 6 – 8:30pm

27 February – 10 April (no class 20 March)

In this six-week workshop, Mariana del Castillo will focus on bespoke fabric books. Utilising found materials, old textiles, altered photos, natural dyes, stencils, illustration, charcoal and threads, students will make a number of fabric books. Through layered stories, individual books will emerge with stained histories. Employing simple embroidery and bookbinding techniques students will finalise their intimate art books. The emphasis of the workshop will be to trust your creative intuition; everybody has a story that can be told through art.

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Weeks 1-2 (27 Feb & 6 Mar)
Students will be offered a variety of materials and mediums to start planning their art books. Collage is the ideal vehicle to develop rich and complex personal imagery that draws from memory, poetry and other sources. Combining fabric, mono printing, acrylic, layering and found objects we will explore a variety of mark-making techniques on fabric.

Weeks 3-4 (13 Mar & 27 Mar)
Students will learn to stitch their pieces together, attaching, gluing and collaging simple details onto their fabric pages. Every stitch can be an unplanned and symbolic detail to their story. The emphasis is on serendipity, spontaneity and embracing happy accidents.

Weeks 5-6 (3 Apr & 10 Apr)
Students will submerge one of their bespoke books into a bath of herbs and spices adding scent and stain to their stories. Finalising pages, students will be introduced to various bookbinding techniques, discovering what best suits their aesthetic journey. A final sharing and viewing of their finished books will complete the workshop.

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$265

All materials will be provided.

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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

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