Textile Artist and costumer Corinne Hockley will be delivering a specialist corset workshop to kick start the new costume project the year 10 Art Textiles group are commencing. Corinne is part of ‘Seven Studio’, a group of seven textile designers based in Stroud established in 1985 and reformed in 2006, when they started to collaborate with performing arts; ‘dancers, musicians and film-makers, bringing textiles to new audiences in new and surprising contexts.’
The ground breaking, Arts Council funded ‘Textiles in Performance’ premiered at the Stroud International Textile Festival. Corinne will teach the students how to construct and embellish a paper corset to inspire their forthcoming individual work.
An example of the type of corset students will be constructing is pictured below.