24 June – 26 June 2019
TUTOR Fraser Taylor
DAY Monday – Wednesday 10am – 3pm
DATES 24 June – 26 June 2019
LOCATION Art Studios
This course is designed to enable students to develop their personal interests and knowledge of a range of print processes combined with material investigation and their application to textile design and printing. Participants will learn techniques relating to scale, repeat patterning, single image, colour, image layering, and how the work produced will be displayed or installed. The outcome, whether for design or fine art purposes, will be explored in relation to appropriateness of materials used, such as fabric, paper and other flexible and alternative substrates. Conversations about the relevance of printing and what it contributes to the expanded field of contemporary art and design practice will be encouraged. The class will be energetic and rooted in experimentation, and will challenge the exploration of ideas and making.
Participants will come away with their own hand printed fabric both in sample format and yardage. These cloths will have the potential to be used in whatever way you consider appropriate, whether to keep as lengths of printed cloth or to be converted into a garment, an object for domestic use or incorporated into an art project.
Fraser Taylor co-founded The Cloth, a creative studio focused on contemporary textile design and production. Since 1983 he has developed an interdisciplinary art practice and exhibited internationally, and his curatorial projects have included innovative collaborations with visual artists, designers, and contemporary dance. As an educator he has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions, and from 2001 until 2017 was a Visiting Artist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship from Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow and co-founded The Textile Collective. Fraser studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art.