Paper , Mark and Stitch with Cat Holmes
30th & 31st March 2019
Cas Holmes trained in fine arts and works between the disciplines of painting, drawing and textiles
“A down-to-earth approach to life and her art takes her on flights of fancy, which evoke folk cultures, traditions and mythology with an abandon which ignores all barriers. Sometimes figurative, sometimes wholly abstract she has an unerring faith in her feeling for her materials. Confidence pours from her work and with it a power and sophistication that brings to it an almost religious sensation of ancient wisdom revisited. Her work is inevitably influenced by her visits to Japan and India but more as someone who would use that influence to reaffirm her own strengths. That is her originality” - Ralph Steadman
An experimental workshop to explore the character and qualities of paper and other found material as a surface for working. A focus on stitching as an extension of mark making and making a line, and various means of attaching and joining. Some of the methods will be Japanese in origin. An introduction to momigami , Japanese crinkled papers. The pieces resulting from this creative exploration could be used as a starting point for collage, stitching, 3-D or sculptural work. Machine or hand stitch combined with an exercise in basic drawing and mark making to help with design.
2 day Workshop £180 includes all materials, refreshments & 2-course lunch - 10am-4pm
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