With Ekta Kaul
$350 [Includes $50 lab fee] class limit 14. Apr 1, 2 (Wed-Thu 10am - 4pm)
Develop your creativity with UK-based textile artist Ekta Kaul.
Students will discover the transformative power of moving between media as they create a repertoire of stitched surfaces in response to mark making.
Students will learn to explore drawing, layering, collage, and playing with scale to produce exciting visual compositions.
Guided by Ekta Kaul, they will then learn strategies to translate their individual compositions into texture, motifs, and patterns by using a variety of hand embroidery stitches to create their surfaces. The interplay of media strengthens both finished compositions and the fluid way that students can access creativity and approaches to making.
About Ekta Kaul
Ekta Kaul is an award-winning textile artist, maker, and educator. Ekta’s embroidered cartographic quilts—“StoryMaps”—seek to tell personal stories of place through maps. Ekta’s creative voice is a combination of her Indian heritage and British training. She began her studies at India’s National Institute of Design (NID) before winning the Charles Wallace and British Council scholarships to pursue an MA in Textiles in the UK.
Ekta now maintains a studio practice at Cockpit Arts, Bloomsbury in central London. Her work is held in several private collections and has been shown in galleries in the UK and internationally. Venues include The New Craftsmen, Contemporary Applied Arts, Liberty’s, The Devon Guild, Designers Guild, Ruthin Craft Centre, Museum of Art and Design NYC, and Conran Shop Tokyo. She has received awards from the Crafts Council of England and the Arts Council of England, and was a finalist in the Jerwood Maker’s Open 2019.