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Multi coloured textiles and fabrics

Textiles - Making Connections with Anne Kelly - Amelia Collections

Day of week:
The Amelia , Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
10:00 - 13:00
5 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

Working with award winning artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly and the collections on display at the newly reopened Amelia Arts Centre and Kent Adult Education, you will be making a design for a Georgian inspired doll’s costume. Your time will be split between sketching and collecting information for your piece and making the design for it. Using the historical collections at the Amelia Scott, you will reinterpret them to make a contemporary and personal response to the work stored at the centre. A willingness to sketch and learn new drawing techniques is helpful and the course is suitable for all levels of ability and experience. You will have the opportunity to make a sample outfit (small scale) as part of the course.

The tutor Anne Kelly is an artist, and author of ‘Connected Cloth’ and ‘Textile Nature’. She plans to share with you during this short course her love of fabric and stitch.

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, and one to one guidance to help you work out your ideas.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need:
A small sketchbook with cartridge paper, no larger than A4
A range of drawing media, coloured pencils, drawing pencils
Tracing paper
Masking tape
Watercolour or gouache paints, blocks or pencils
Basic hand stitching kit
Plain calico fabric (no more than 1 m)
Ribbons and buttons in your stash

What can I do next?

Further Art or Craft courses with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

All students are welcome on this course with or without an Art or Craft background as the course will be assume no knowledge.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Amelia
The Amelia
Monson Road
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/114479/K/NC.