Leslie Morgan: Wet & Wild 2 - 2020

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Leslie Morgan: Wet & Wild 2 - 2020


This course will provide a structured way to take the learning from W&W and focus on improving technique, developing  intentional composition and layering.

Workshop £60 a month, booking retainer £120


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Such a variety of new techniques to explore, and not enough time to refine ideas, and gain experience in relating ideas and imagery to layered cloth. Most graduates spend some time resolving their unresolved cloth, and unless they have had an epiphany, struggle to find momentum.


Experience level:  This is for W&W graduates and those who have completed other similar courses and/or need a refresher. 

Class fees: The fee for this  programme will be £55 for a ‘dry’ day cost and £60 for a wet day and lunch is included in both. Fees are paid monthly for everyone’s benefit in terms of cash flow. Students who sign up need to acknowledge that they are committing to the full 10 days of study… and to paying the monthly class fee even if they cannot attend.

Lunch is provided

Class size: limited to 11 students.

Dates: Leslie will work with you on an individual basis to arrange the best day a month that suits you. 

Registration: The retainer of £120 pays for the last 2 months of your year. Your retainer will roll over to the next year if you wish to continue this or another 'DAM' workshop.

Studio Times: 

You may arrive between 8.30 - 9.30am for each session. The class will begin no later than 9.30 am and finish at 5pm.

Please note :

It is important to wear sturdy, flat, rubber-soled sensible shoes with good support. (you’ll be standing a great deal and the floor is concrete).

Aims of the programme:

  • develop personal imagery Making your work personal is an important goal. The fabric you develop will be more authentic and easier for you to use if your imagery, style or colour scheme is unique to you. We will be working together to achieve this with exercises, experimentation and play

  • to begin with "Jack of all trades, master of none", is true. it is better to focus on a limited number of techniques, colours and tools to limit the variables and achieve the experience to refine your skills.

  • a focus for all cloth will be to start by achieving appropriate background, and then going beyond it to achieve pieces of ‘compositional cloth’. You may want to develop cloth for:

  • Students will work to layer processes and build depth by layering across several key elements:

    • Value: building from light to dark

    • colour: working to achieve specific colour scheme

  • imagery: texture, line and shape

  • scale: manipulating small, medium and large imagery

  • Saturation; over-dyeing and working from the back

  • a basis for a whole cloth quilts or stitched textiles

  • or to cut up and restructured as feature fabrics in quilts

  • backed and free-hung 'art cloth' and possibly combine with sheers or other layering devices

  • to mount on or stretch onto canvas

Once background has been achieved, students will build compositional elements by manipulating key design principles such as contrast, relationship and balance and where desired, the use of focal points, pathways and horizon lines.  A dedicated session on composition will be provided, with examples of completed cloth.