Nature has been a source of inspiration for many artists. From art about rural life and growth, to flora and fauna, prints and textiles nature is used in art in many different ways. Art can help us explore our relationship to nature and can help us think about how we care for the environment. When it comes to nature, repeating patterns in nature, such as the symmetrical arrangement of petals on a flower or the regular series of notches on a pine cone or simply looking closely almost scientifically to examine these patterns can help us to find logic and order in our lives.
What we will do: We will observe flowers and fauna from the local area, sketch them closely to discover elements to repeat and draw. From this we will create a motif with the drawings by putting them together to create a design. We will experiment with the repeat patterns and learn the art of balance, symmetry, colour and use textile paint to paint the repeat motif onto cotton.
This workshop is suitable for ages 8 to 12
10.30am-12.30pm in glór’s Studio
All materials included. Please wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
Limited availability and early booking advised.
Vicky Smith is Garda Vetted and registered with the Teaching Council, IRL
This workshop is presented as part of Place after Pattern after Place, an exhibition with Thaís Muniz and Laura Vaughan. For information on the exhibition please see HERE