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June 2021

Join the trainer HEIDI GREB, for a training about manual wool felt.

12 June - 16 June
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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During this training, you will learn to work from fleece, on a « round » surface. You can then orient yourself according to your choice, towards the manufacture of a seamless and sleeveless vest, or towards the manufacture of a carpet. This technique also allows to make smaller models and figurines, and you will give free rein to your creativity. The basic approach will be common to all projects: sampling and experimentation. The achievements of this preparatory phase can then…

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July 2021

DAGMAR BINDER south of France Diversity – discovering new species in felt

17 July - 19 July
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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Choosing one specific approach to a felting project, we often don't notice how many other ways we could have gone from this point and come to different, often surprising results. This crucial moment implies an incredible potential for new discoveries, creative solutions and a rich source for learning more about the material and techniques we are using. We will take off for an exiting expedition: using only one type of resists we can explore a variety of ways to develop…

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DAGMAR BINDER south of France Wallhangings or felt objects inspired by botanical structures

21 July - 23 July
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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Workshop for experienced felters (3 days) Wallhangings or felt objects inspired by botanical structures In this class we will explore various possibilities of translating a natural object or structure into felt art. Students should please bring found natural artefacts (or photos of them) that will serve as an inspiration for your felt works. Day 1, we will have a close look at these models, find out which aspects are the most interesting for you and discuss suitable technique(s) for producing…

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September 2021

INSPIRED BY NATURE with GLADYS PAULUS in the south of France

12 September - 16 September
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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This workshop gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in 5 days of experimental felt making. The aim of this workshop is not to create a perfect replica of a natural object, but rather to use nature as a starting point from which to explore surface design and sculptural forms. Through a series of samples and a personal project of your choice, a range of approaches and techniques will be explored, which can form the basis for further exploration at…

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GLADYS PAULUS: COLOR PLAY, CONTRAST, BLENDING TECHNIQUES

19 September - 20 September
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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2-day workshop: This workshop has been developed in response to students' comments and offers an opportunity to explore the delights and challenges of using color in felt making. If you are unsure of the way colors interact with each other, lack confidence in how to achieve subtle colour blends, or lack knowledge of using colour in each layer, this workshop is for you. Over two days, a series of pre-felts and small 2-D samples will be created to explore some…

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FACES OF EXTINCTION GLADYS PAULUS in the south of france

23 September - 28 September
Atelier du Bocage 31, lieu dit la couech
montbrun bocage, Occitanie 31310 France
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5-day mask making master class + additional day for photography This workshop constitutes both a conventional 5-day animal mask master class, as well as an opportunity to contribute to on-line exhibition Faces of Extinction which aims to help raise awareness of the huge challenges to wildlife across the world, and of imminent natural network collapse. During this 5-day technical master class with UK-based textile artist Gladys Paulus, you will learn how to calculate, design and create a base resist template…

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