Masterclass: Leonora Carrington Crafternoon with Elizabeth Marruffo

$275.00 inc. GST

10:00am – 4:00pm 13th + 14th of January

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Welcome to the incredible world of Leonora Carrington!

Join us at Milktooth as we spend two days exploring the life and work of Mexican surrealist, Leonora Carrington. Born in England, she traveled the world before settling in to live and work in Mexico. Her painting and sculptural works combine magic symbolism, fantastical landscapes and curious characters to create dream-like imagery.

In this masterclass students will be inspired by the strange and wonderful, imaginary creatures from the artworks of esteemed surrealist artist Leonora Carrrington. Her sculpture ‘La Cuna (the cradle)’ of a small beautifully painted wooden boat will be used as inspiration to make our own embroidered cushion cover. We will stitch boat shaped pockets, applique and embroider fantastical creatures that help evoke a calming, safe and sleepy seascape. In addition, her children’s book ‘The Milk of Dreams’ will be studied as we fill our boat pockets with a menagerie of mixed-up, poseable, needle-felted creatures.

Projects will include solar dying of fabrics and threads that will emphasise the importance of the unexpected in the art making process. Through learning about Carrington’s life we will gain an understanding of the post-war conditions that surrounded the emergence of the surrealists. The surrealists used fun, unpredictable processes to produce surprising imagery in their artwork

Our small class size of only 10, means that each student will get the feedback and attention they need in order to achieve their best outcome.

All materials and an afternoon tea fruit platter will be provided for each day. Please bring a nut free snack and lunch as well as a water bottle.

Thursday and Friday from 10.00am – 4.00pm on the 13th and 14th of January

This course is for ages 8+

Additional information


10.00am – 4.00pm on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of January