Narrative to Object will introduce workshop participants to design thinking concepts and a brief history of handicrafts in a feminist context.
This workshop will present participants with examples of narratives expressed through handicrafts using both historical and contemporary practitioners. Together we will explore and identify the visual languages and symbolism within selected works. Using these examples as case studies, participants will be guided through design-thinking concepts through a series of quick and fun activities to learn techniques and tactics to develop their own visual language. Participants will then use their developed language to interpret and translate their own narrative into an object.
Making supplies will be provided and workshop participants will be working on their own project while engaging in collaboration.
Accompanying the workshop will be an exhibition of works by Hilary McAlister and Amy Kreitals, sculptural textile pieces translating narratives into spatial installations. These work epitomise the concepts explored through the workshop.
ABOUT - Anna Dixon, Hilary McAlister and Amy Kreitals
Anna is an experience designer who brings creativity, care and precision to projects from a variety of industries ranging from Fashion to Finance. She regularly leads Design Thinking workshops, and strongly believes in the impact of co-design.
Amy is an interior designer, artist and design educator. Her practice is process-drive, with a focus on creating work with an autobiographical underpinning. She enjoys research as a fundamental part of her practice. Her heroes include Skywhale and Miranda July.
Hilary is an interior designer and maker. Her multi-disciplinary creative practice includes furniture design, installations and events. Hilary was the recipient of a Regional Arts Victoria grant to run eco-dying workshops in her hometown rural Victoria.
- Examine examples of narratives expressed through handicrafts using both historical and contemporary practitioners
- Learn techniques and tactics to develop your own visual language
- Translate your own narrative into an object
- All materials included
- Light afternoon tea and drinks
- Bring along a story with that you wish to translate into an object throughout the workshop.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.