AC8221

Felt making

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

This is a fun workshop using merino wool fibres with the wet felting method to turn the wool into felt objects. It is a simple but interesting process and is taught in a fun and friendly supportive environment.

Course content

Using wool fibres, you will make a felt picture or felt scarf

Support and feedback

The tutor will talk you through the session and encourage and support you.

Additional costs and requirements

It will be a but watery, so maybe an apron or old shirt would be usefull. Pair of scissors.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No

About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon. For two months over the summer he works for a language company at Shebbear College, teaching English and Sport to French students.

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.

Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.

His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.

He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.

His work is in various public and private collections including ; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.

When he a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.

‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’

Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.

DayTuesday
Start date12 March 2019
End date12 March 2019
Start time09:45
End time11:45
Cost£12
Concessions not available
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