Saturdays 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 8 x 1.5hr lessons
Saturdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm, 8 x 1.5hr lessons
Welcome to the incredible world of Leonora Carrington!
Join us at Milktooth over 8 weeks as we explore 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.
Each session of the 8 week course will see students exploring a different aspect of her life through a creative project, learning new skills and gaining new knowledge along the way.
In this course 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.
Classes 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 12, means that each student will get the feedback and attention they need in order to achieve their best outcome.
Saturday afternoon session runs at 1.30pm – 3.00pm from the 16th of October until the 4th of December
Saturday afternoon session runs at 3.30am – 5.00am from the 16th of October until the 4th of December
This course is recommended for ages 7+
Instalment Payments: We welcome flexible instalment payments over the term. At the check out, simply let us know how you’d like to break up the payments and choose the Direct Deposit option. It couldn’t be easier!
Saturdays 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 8 x 1.5hr lessons, Saturdays 3.30pm – 5.00pm, 8 x 1.5hr lessons