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CHERILYN MARTIN, Netherlands: MASTERCLASS: EXPLORING CREATIVITY

Cherilyn Martin is an Embroidery/Textiles graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, with post graduate studies in Art Education at Bristol University, U.K. She is a practising artist working from her textile/encaustic studio in the Netherlands. Having worked with fabric and stitch for many years she now embraces the challenges paper, wax and mixed media offer; recording Man’s passing and presence whilst exploring themes of bereavement and commemoration.

Cherilyn is a well-known teacher offering workshops, courses and Master classes to groups of textile enthusiasts worldwide. In her classes Martin encourages students to push the boundaries of ideas, materials and techniques and to develop an individual visual language.

Since 2007 a member of the internationally renowned group ‘Quilt Art’ she is also a member of the SDA and IAPMA. Cherilyn Martin is co-author of  ‘Interpreting Themes in Textile Art’ recently published by Batsford, U.K.

MASTERCLASS: EXPLORING CREATIVE IDENTITY                                                                                     The object of this Master Class is to unravel the complexity of what makes you the artist you are and to challenge your approach and motivation.

It is open to creators working in all disciplines, who feel they need to clarify the content and direction of their work, and those who are willing to question their motivation and commitment in order to strengthen their working practice beyond the classroom environment                                                                                              

Emphasis will be on self-examination and self-discovery: examining your personal interests, analysing your motivations and questioning the decisions you make. Self-awareness forms the basis of understanding your creativity and the artistic journey you have embarked upon. Getting in touch with your inner voice is essential to creating and giving form to individual, non-derivative work.

This Master class is not technique based;  it is about developing your art beyond technique. During the class small practical challenges will be set to take you out of your comfort zone. 

Students will be asked to prepare a theme to develop during the class. The necessary preparation of this theme is expected before class begins; correspondence and support from the teacher will take place via email. Students will be sent a questionnaire and the themes they work with will be discussed.                                                                               

 My role is that of mentor. I will guide students in the development of their work and challenge the decisions they make.

Students must be willing to participate in group discussions, to listen to and learn from fellow students and be prepared for open and honest personal mentoring sessions.