About this course
Contemporary Dancer - a Unique Felt Sculpture
Designed and taught by Molly Williams
5 - week online workshop begins on Friday June 26th 2020
This is an exciting online workshop where you will make a free standing figure 20"/50cm tall. You will learn a new, energetic wet felted process that has similarities to clay sculpting and can be easily adapted to make any shape or form.
The course is suitable for intermediate felt makers and will include simple hand sewing techniques.
June 24th - Welcome to the Contemporary Dancer Workshop
June 26th - Week 1: Research and drawing skills
July 3rd - Week 2: Making the skeleton
July 10th - Week 3: Developing the musculature
July 17th - Week 4: Forming the skin and sculpting the body
July 24th - Week 5: Creating an awesome head dress and finishing
JULY 29th - BONUS LESSON
Each lesson contains multiple step-by-step videos - over 6 hours of video - plus presentations and downloadable course information and worksheets to show you exactly what to do in a simple, clear format.
There is an online course Discussion Forum where you can chat to me and fellow students, post comments and images and ask questions. I will respond to all comments and questions during the length of the course and while the online classroom is open - I am mindful that there is a lot of work to do and it may take some of you a little longer than the 5 weeks. As you will have full access to the videos, online class materials and Discussion Forum for 6 months, there will be plenty to time to work at your own pace.
What my students say:
‘ Thank you soooo much for providing this wonderful opportunity to follow your tutorial!!! Your videos, hand outs, and personal connection has been outstanding! ‘ Tina
‘I took a course with you and it was absolutely fantastic to learn these unique new techniques. I am a wet felter and the way that Molly has innovated wet felting techniques to create more sculptural forms (rather than using needle felting) is really interesting and opened up a whole new arena of possibilities for me for creating strong shapes – this is so innovative and exciting, thank you so much for sharing your way of working’ Mia Hartgroves
‘I loved the workshop. I am so glad we had the time to start to get to know each other. You have totally inspired me.’ Amy
‘Overall, I think the whole package so far is high quality, organized, easy to follow and maneuver around. The videos are very clear. I find I can speed them up, slow them down or pause as needed to catch up. Well done!!!’ Beth
Molly is a textile artist specialising in figurative felt sculpture. Contemporary and Modern dance inform the shapes and movement of the felt sculptures, and figurative shapes are a feature of her textile art.
She lives in the UK and works from her studio in the garden and teaches felt sculpture workshops internationally.
Molly's research interest is in Ottoman textiles, costume and ceramics and she has studied Ottoman costume and design to create replica kaftans and pattern design to be used to print textiles, wall art and other products.
- BA Hons Embroidered Textiles - Middlesex University, England
- PGCE - Qualified Design and Technology Teacher - Christ Church Canterbury University, Kent, England
- Prism Textile Arts
- Society of Designer Craftsmen
- The International Felt makers Association
- Crowborough Arts
- Creatives at Woods