Triggers that evoke memories can be strongest when sensed subliminally. In this workshop, you will learn how to visually abstract a story or memory from an item of sentimental value and its associated story using drawing, collage, print and /or stitch techniques.
Participants will be asked to bring a small item of sentimental importance as a starting point for inspiration
- Learn about colour palettes and emotional association
- Practice isolating and extrapolating colour palettes, shapes and texture
- Share stories about items of sentimental importance
- Layering mixed media techniques to associate colour, shape and texture in the telling of a story
- Create a visual personal or group story
Materials: paper and fabric.
Techniques: Drawing, collage, print and stitch
Each participant will create at least 2 sample works as prompts for Workshops 2 and 3
About the Facilitator:
Kim-Ling Morris has worked with mixed media sculpture for over 10 years, using primarily recycled materials as her source medium. She enjoys testing processes to change the behaviour of materials through slashing, stitching, twining and other construction methods. Most of her work is abstracted from her journals and photographs, with incorporated fragments of daily life and hints of
imaginary worlds. She learned sculpture in Leamington Spa, UK, in 1995 and Volume Sculpture at l’Ecole de Petit Thouars in Paris, France (1999-2001). She won the Continuing Education Student of the Year award in 2009 for her textiles work at the Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) where she later gained her Fine Art Textiles Special Purpose Award in 2014. She is a member of the Cork Textiles Network (CTN). Her work was selected for CTN’s Cork School of Music Purchase prize in 2011 and also in 2016. Four of her pieces were selected for the CTN publication, “Twenty”, in 2018. She was selected to participate in the Lacúna Arts Festival in 2020 and 2021.
This workshop is free and available to members of Sample-Studios only. Places are limited. To book, email Kimlingmorris@gmail.com