Felted Forms with Anita Larkin
Sat 3 & Sun 4 October 9:30am – 4:00pm
$375.30, Early Bird Discount $340.30*
Fees include: materials and GST.
Felt is a medium for sculpture that has a strong tactile allure, is robust yet malleable. Known since Neolithic times, felt is humanity’s first textile and has the ability to form intriguing sculptural shapes. Learn the fundamental techniques of making hollow felted forms using a resist and combining wool fibres, agitation and soapy water. Use these skills in a sculptural project of your own design and learn how to calculate for shrinkage, how to plan a 3 dimensional object using a 2d resist and explore the wonderful realm of sculpture in this amazing medium.
Anita Larkin has been making felted forms in her sculptural practice since 1994. Anita has a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts (1993), is a sessional lecturer at the National Art School, and represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, in exhibitions such as The Wynne Prize, The Blake Prize, The Tamworth Textile Triennial, Sculpture by the Sea, Sculptural Felt International, and The Beijing Biennial. Larkin’s work is included in many collections, including Wollongong Art Gallery, The National Textile Collection, Macquarie University, Wollongong University and The Australian War Memorial Art Collection. Currently completing her Doctorate in Creative Arts at Wollognong University, Larkin is a generous and patient teacher with a high level of technical knowledge of feltmaking in application for making contemporary sculpture. www.anitalarkin.com
*Early Bird discount available until 11 September
Anita Larkin’s work pictured above.