Dear <<First Name>>,
In just five weeks and a one day
TAA 2013 will kick off at St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly. I’ve already taken registrations for over a hundred workshop places so the venue will be a huge buzz of creativity and excitement as my fabulous tutors share their expertise and enthusiasm. It’s going to be fabulous!
The current Daily Attendance fee of $88
will go up to $99
on June 1st
, so get in now and book your place to save up to $50 for the week. Most classes still have places available but that won’t be the case for too much longer, so don’t delay if you’re planning to attend this creative event.
I still have some surprises in store so stay tuned!
Featured artists - Adele Outteridge, Catherine O’Leary
gained her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Melbourne (Australia) in 1967. She worked as an experimental scientist for some years.
Adele studied design during the 1980’s, and has attended workshops in design, book arts, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and even taxidermy.
She now lives in Brisbane and runs The Studio West End
(established 1998) with Wim de Vos. She travels widely lecturing and teaching workshops. She has participated in several Artist-in-Residence projects in schools, galleries and one in the Ramingining Aboriginal Community in remote Northern Australia.
In 2003 Adele was invited to teach at the prestigious Arrowmont School, Tennessee, and the Women’s Studio Workshop, New York.
Adele’s work in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely. It is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally, including the State Library of Queensland, regional galleries, schools and university collections. Her works appeared in many publications, including Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Binding series.
Adele’s class is called “Books and Boxes”
with a subtitle of Thinking inside the book, thinking inside the box.
To see more about Adele and her work visit http://studiowestend.com/?page_id=28
is renowned as one of Australia’s leading felt and textile artists. Her resume of experience and accomplishments is too long to repeat here so if you want to read about her qualifications check out the website here - http://www.textileartacademy.com.au/artist/catherine-oleary/
Catherine will be teaching “Fabric Designing and Sculptural felted garments”
This workshop explores the creation of original techniques in fabric design. Mono printing, stenciling, block printing, drawing and painting on sheer and transparent fabrics will be explored. Composition, design and transparent layering of fabric will be discussed. This fabric will be used to create intricate and original surface designs using nuno prefelts, each student will develop a pattern that suits her body shape. The main focus of this workshop will be on surface decoration and the manipulation of garment design.
Catherine loves working with beginners to felting. No experience is required for this workshop. The wool and silk you’ll need for it will be available from Silksational at TAA so you don’t have to hunt it down. If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to try felting but haven’t had the opportunity before then here’s your chance to learn something new and make a fabulous unique garment in the process. Why not give it a go?
Porcelain buttons and brooches
Since deciding to add buttons and brooches to her porcelain class, Julie Maddocks
has been playing around with different designs and colours. Check out some of the results –
In case you’re wondering how long it takes to make these I thought I’d let you know that the matte ones can be made in just one day, fired overnight or the next day, and collected after that.
Glazed ones require two firings so if you want to do those you need to sign up for at least two days.
Just imagine how unique and personal these would be as embellishments for your garments.
Oxlades will be trading at TAA 2013. This means that if you’re unable to get the things on the materials list for your class then chances are you’ll be able to buy them when you get to St Peters. See their range at http://www.oxlades.com.au/
Silksational sells wool, silk, linen, cotton and bamboo products as well as waxes and dyes and a whole lot more. Check out their website - http://www.silksational.com.au/
Elaine K (formerly Weavers Delight) will be selling Commercial and Hand dyed Yarns, Fibres, Fabrics, Bits and Pieces to suit hand and machine knitters, weavers, felters and mixed media artists.
Peter Stanford will bring his fabulous handmade papers and Lee O’Shea will be selling a range of Indonesian batiks.
The current Daily Attendance fee is $88 and when you enrol for a class online you can pay by PAYPAL, alternatively download the enrolment form and pay by bank deposit or cheque.
Any choices you make are not set in concrete so it’s fine to change your mind along the way. Just keep in mind that some classes will fill up quickly so get your choices in early to guarantee a place. Remember the price will go up to $99 on June 1st, so enrol now.
On Sunday 30th there will be an art market so anyone wishing to book a table can do so at the same time as registering for classes. It’s a refundable fee of $33 per table.
There’s Boarding House accommodation available on site and this can also be booked at the same time. The $66 per day covers dinner, bed and breakfast, but not lunch. Café 45 will be operating all week, providing lunches and coffee.
Morning and afternoon teas will be provided for everyone doing classes. Lunches and barista coffee can be purchased at Café 45. Dinner, supper and breakfast will be provided for residents.
I think TAA 2013 is going to be a brilliant event so make sure you come along and check it out. Head on over to www.textileartacademy.com.au and register for your class of choice now.
Even if you decide not to do a class Café 45 will be open through the week so come along and check out the work on show, buy from the traders and immerse yourself in the fabulous atmosphere of this creative art space.
See you at St Peters in June,