Mark Making in Felt

COURSE OUTLINE:
The process of wet felting can produce exciting results, by constructing the felt surface in painterly way. Begin by experimenting with different art media on paper, then select chosen areas as a design basis for your felt. Discover how to mix colours by carding wool fibres, how to make pre-felts to create shapes, and how to use wool fibres for lines and forms. You can then interpret your designs to produce a series of exciting felt artworks.

The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

 COURSE PROGRAMME:
Session 1:  Experimenting with a range of art media, produce a range of exciting marks and patterns on paper; Select chosen areas of your markmaking exercises using a viewfinder, as a basis for your feltmaking

Session 2: Learn how to mix colours by carding wool fibres together; learn the basic process of feltmaking and produce some pre-felts in preparation for final pieces
Session 3: Create as series of felt artworks using your designs as inspiration, by constructing the felt surface using colour, pattern, shape and line.

 MATERIALS PROVIDED: Range of different art media and paper suitable for markmaking; selection of coloured merino wool’tops’ suitable for feltmaking; all materials and equipment required for the feltmaking process

 EXTRA MATERIALS REQUIRED AND APPROXIMATE COST:  None

 ADDITIONAL NOTES: Allergies to wool and soap in feltmaking may cause reactions