Workshop: Create your own pattern

with Margherita Soldati

18 mei 2019

How can you use unconventional materials and techniques to manipulate textile in a 3D shape, to create textures and patterns?

During the workshop, artist Margherita Soldati will introduce you to manipulating different types of fabric and ways to create shapes, textures and patterns. You will experiment with various materials and try out different methods, from the most traditional to the most absurd.

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Still from short documentary about The Skin is an Extension of the Brain about artist Margherita Soldati - by Julia Sterre Schmitz

The workshop

The workshop will begin with a lecture in which she'll guide your through her story - from the development of her art practice, to her interest in creating 3-dimensional tactile structures using textiles. Then, you will be given a quick assignment to put into practice, things you have just learnt in the workshop. 

You will be able to replicate all the techniques at home (and you will receive a small library with instruction on how to recreate several patterns!) A full day of making and learning!

Margherita Soldati

In the past years, Margherita has been researching how stimulating tactility can benefit our lives, especially focusing on people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. To show this vision, she researches specific materials and textures which could give the right sensory effect and works them into new objects, structures, and surfaces. She also looks into applying this research to small-scale projects, or even standard architectural elements.

"Her fascination for making works that explore the tactile perception comes from the belief that the body is the house of our memory and identity and that all human senses, including vision, are the extension of the sense of touch."


Workshop: Create your own pattern with Margherita Soldati
Saturday 18th of May, 11:00 - 16:00 o'clock
Tickets: Regular €85,- / Students €59,50 (including €1,- administration fee)