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Drawing with threads: an introduction to weaving

Weekend-long practical course

Short course

● Cancelled

  • 9 May 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 10 May 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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Join us for a weekend-long weaving course in the RA’s historic Life Room to explore how weaving can enhance your life.

Due to the ongoing circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events advertised for 2020 at this moment. If you have purchased tickets to an event, please contact us on 0207 300 8090 or tickets@royalacademy.org.uk and include your order number to arrange a refund. We aim to reply within 5 working days.

Artist and weaver Ismini Samanidou leads a course examining how visual references from photography and artworks can be interpreted into woven form. She’ll focus on using colour, proportion and texture to develop ideas for a finished piece of work – an approach that is central to her practice.

A variety of weaving techniques will be demonstrated, embracing both traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium.

Over the weekend, using a small frame loom and threads from Ismini’s studio materials collection, the you’ll go through the processes of choosing images, developing a colour palette and making at least one piece of finished weaving.

Participants can bring their own visual references to work from or will be able to choose from a selection of works relating to the RAs collection and exhibition programme.

Ismini Samanidou is an artist specialising in weaving and her work is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Crafts Council and numerous corporate and public collections. She was the first weaver to be invited as artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in the USA.

Minimum age 18. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact academic.programmes@royalacademy.org.uk

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 9 May 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 10 May 2020, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Life Room, Royal Academy Schools

£420. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of day one.