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
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.
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.
Molly lives in the UK and works from her studio in the garden. She 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