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Form in Felt:inside out upside down with Marjolein Dallinga
11.Juli : 9:00 - 13.Juli : 17:00Euro450
3-days sculptural felting works, with Marjolein Dallinga
It is from the dance of conflicting emotions that creativity and art are born. Though sculpture is usually perceived as static I see it more as movement, the movement of wool from fibers into felt.And as long as there is movement there is life.
This 3-day workshop will deepen the consciousness about experiences learned from sculpting with felt and other fibers. We will explore different sculptural form ideas, with the theme “inside out upside down”, to become more aware of how, and why, we want to use this medium. We will focus on basics like color, design, and conceptions of an artwork
Students will be challenged to play with their own designs using sculptural felting techniques, deepening their awareness of the creative process with an accent on the journey and not the end result. This is an experimental discovery workshop. At the end of each day we will discuss creations to heighten awareness of color and design choices. An exhibition of all work will complete the course.
You don’t create art, it already exist ,you have to let it come to you, going where art is instead of you creating it.Take action based on your excitement , with no attachment to the outcome.
Some felting experience required.
Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 1989 to pursue her art career through making art books and jewelry. While raising a family, her creativity led her to toy making and teaching art classes. This led her to discover felting, and she now works in this medium.
The world-renowned CIRQUE DU SOLEIL became interested in Marjolein’s work, and for the last five years she has experimented with felt for their costume design while also creating final products for their shows.
Marjolein has her own company, Bloomfelt.com, and works from her studio with sewing and dyeing rooms. She has taught felting for fifteen years in North and south America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. Last years she won three awards for her costumes made for the WOW (world of wearable art) in New Zealand. To learn more: bloomfelt.com