Discover the wonderful art of fabric sculpting. In this workshop with Abigail you will learn the basic techniques of fabric sculpting and dry brushing to create a stunning statuette with either a bronze or ivory base colour.
You will learn how to build a base structure for your statuette, adding wings to create either an angel or fairy (you can also make a statuette without wings if preferred). Then, using a range of different fabrics coated with a fabric hardener, you will ‘dress’ your figure by draping, twisting, folding and scrunching the fabric to create textural effects of your choice – sleek and elegant or ragged and shabby.
Once your statue has been dressed and dried, you will bring them to life and highlight the depth and texture by applying pigments using a dry brushing technique. You will take home a unique statuette which will stand approximately 40-50cm tall.
Please note there is a £20 material charge payable on the day.
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What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Everything will be provided.