Textiles Workshop for Art Scholars
This week the Year 8 Art and DT Scholarship pupils had the opportunity to learn from guest textile artist Liz Robertson. Liz guided the scholars over two workshops, teaching them textile 3D shaping techniques which they can use in their scholarship portfolios and interviews. All of the designs were based on organic forms, and the children had a go at steaming organza fabric around objects to create 3D forms. Using acrylic paints and textile mediums, the organic shapes were painted and sewn onto a backing material to add strength. Pieces were themed around scenes of running water, waterfalls, jellyfish, coral, sea creatures and woodland floors. The Year 8s worked really well, enjoyed the workshops and were enthused to experiment more with the textile methods taught by Liz.