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Drawing with Threads and Textiles

Drawing with Threads and Textiles

Regular price $400.50
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On Campus
21-22 Sep 2024 (Sat & Sun)
9:30am - 4:30pm

This exciting course combines textiles with creative drawing using diverse techniques with paper, fabric, collage, assemblage. Including sketching, painting, weaving and embroidering lines on the surface of papers and textiles, exploring the materiality of different surfaces.
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Course Details

Course Program: Spring Weekend Workshop 2024

Start Date: 21 September 2024

End Date: 22 September 2024

Day: Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Number of classes: 2

Discipline: Drawing

Lecturer: Armando Chant

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

This exciting new course combines textiles with creative drawing using diverse processes and embracing techniques such as stitching on paper and fabric, collage, assemblage to achieve individual results.

Armando Chant shows you how drawing is intimately connected to textiles, introducing you to sketching, painting, weaving and embroidering lines on the surface of papers and textiles, and exploring the materiality of different surfaces. Armando introduces you to leading artists in the field, to develop your understanding of the relationship between drawing and fibres, traces and threads.

The course is designed to be open and explorative with an emphasis on experimenting with diverse drawing practices to create imaginative artworks.

*Short courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over.

*Drawing and painting short courses may be held in upstairs studios. If access to stairs is not suitable, please contact NAS Short Courses Administration at

Lecturer Profile

Armando Chant’s practice is founded in the act of drawing, and mark making, and the inter-relationships between gesture, surface and space.

He has participated in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally that reflect his expansive and explorative approach which bridge the gaps between art/artisanal creative practices and challenge the perceptions of where the drawn mark exists.

His work has been shown in regional centres including the Tamworth Textile Triennial 2015, where the work was acquired by the gallery for its collection, and its 2020 edition. He was a finalist in the Wangaratta 2019 Contemporary Textile Award Biennial and in arts festivals such as Sydney Art Month and Head On Photography Festival. Armando has been a curator, artist-in-residence, delivered symposium and created installations in Florence, Finland and France.

Art Materials

Students must supply their own art materials, please refer to the list below.

Buy materials at Spotlight, Morris and Sons, Mitre 10, Parker’s Fine Art Supplies or bring materials from your own home supplies.

  • A3 cartridge paper pad
  • Pencils – 2B, 4B and 6B
  • 1 rubber eraser
  • 3 sticks willow charcoal
  • 1 bottle of water-based black ink
  • Selection of cheap paintbrushes – wide, mid and narrow sized brushes
  • Acrylic paint – cheap student grade tubes in black, white and two colours of your own choice
  • Scissors
  • Retractable cutting blade
  • Masking tape and sticky tape
  • Fabrics – 1 meter of calico or white cotton, 1 metre of coloured or patterned fabric of your own choice, inexpensive
  • Range of fabric pieces, scraps or offcuts if you have them.
  • Threads – range of threads e.g. sewing, embroidery, wool etc
  • Needles – range of sewing needs of different sizes
  • Bottle of PVA glue
  • Beads, buttons and sequins – if you have them

*Other materials will depend on individual students’ interests.


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers:

    Phone: +61 2 9247 9979


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies Website 

    In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

    Protective clothing and covered footwear essential