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2020 Courses programme

Weaving courses
TRANSPARENCIES
Transparency in fabric


Theme
Studio Aphorisma proposes two courses to be held in 2020 on the multi-faceted topic "Transparencies - transparency in fabric: techniques, projects and textile art".
Transparency is one of the key design properties of a fabric. To create transparency and translucency effects in a fabric, first of all it is necessary to understand the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque fabrics and to realize how our perception of these textiles changes according to light and background. Transparency and depth effects can, however, also be produced in compact fabrics such as, for instance, tapestries.
During the course of the creative activity we shall endeavour to analyse these topics to clarify the various technical and perceptive aspect.

Objectives of the course
The purpose of our courses is to encourage our participants to design and produce fabrics that are visually and aesthetically attractive.
Whilst designing, exploring and experimenting with various textile structures, we shall draw inspiration from elements such as air, water, light and the surrounding landscape. We will enable our weaves to interact with these natural elements trying to verify how this may change our perception of a textile surface and how we can design new fabrics in this way.
The participants will be supported by the lecturers throughout all the phases of their projects from the beginning until the realisation of their projects on the loom. They will also be encouraged to experiment with surfaces that incorporate space, colour and brightness to obtain fabrics with transparency effects using both appropriate techniques and traditional or new materials.

Aspects approached
The following aspects will be approached during the course:
How to design a textile structure with empty and full spaces
Materials, techniques and weaves for transparent fabrics
Layering of two or more transparent fabrics
Designing transparent and translucent effects in fabrics evaluating different types of lighting, reflections and shadows.
Transparencies in compact fabrics and tapestries
How to change the perception of a texture by manipulating the fabric to obtain different effects of reflectivity and transparency.


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Art Courses
TRANSPARENCIES
Transparency in fabric


Theme
Studio Aphorisma proposes two courses to be held in 2020 on the multi-faceted topic "Transparencies - transparency in fabric: techniques, projects and textile art".
Transparency is one of the key design properties of a fabric. To create transparency and translucency effects in a fabric, first of all it is necessary to understand the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque fabrics and to realize how our perception of these textiles changes according to light and background. Transparency and depth effects can, however, also be produced in compact fabrics such as, for instance, tapestries.
During the course of the creative activity we shall endeavour to analyse these topics to clarify the various technical and perceptive aspect.

Objectives of the course
The purpose of our courses is to encourage our participants to design and produce fabrics that are visually and aesthetically attractive.
Whilst designing, exploring and experimenting with various textile structures, we shall draw inspiration from elements such as air, water, light and the surrounding landscape. We will enable our weaves to interact with these natural elements trying to verify how this may change our perception of a textile surface and how we can design new fabrics in this way.
The participants will be supported by the lecturers throughout all the phases of their projects from the beginning until the realisation of their projects on the loom. They will also be encouraged to experiment with surfaces that incorporate space, colour and brightness to obtain fabrics with transparency effects using both appropriate techniques and traditional or new materials.

Aspects approached
The following aspects will be approached during the course:
How to design a textile structure with empty and full spaces
Materials, techniques and weaves for transparent fabrics
Layering of two or more transparent fabrics
Designing transparent and translucent effects in fabrics evaluating different types of lighting, reflections and shadows.
Transparencies in compact fabrics and tapestries
How to change the perception of a texture by manipulating the fabric to obtain different effects of reflectivity and transparency.

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