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Are you ready to combine your love of mixed media and textiles to create contemporary fibre art?

Welcome to Finding Fragments

An online course designed for people who are ready to push the boundaries and bring new ideas to their artwork.

Learn the techniques and processes that UK artist Shelley Rhodes uses to create her popular contemporary fibre art inspired by the smallest of inconsequential things.

Taking inspiration from traditional methods, this experimental course combines Shelley’s love of fragmentation and repair through drawing, mark making, cloth and stitch. She shares ideas, demonstrates techniques, and walks students through her process from start to finish, so you too can enjoy the flexibility of working in small units to creating and displaying completed works of art.

Finding Fragments: Respond Rework Repair is a rich creative resource ideal for students ready to indulge in the interplay of intention and chance. It’s a worldwide community for enrolled students to connect in a private online forum and share explorations directly with Shelley, ask questions, bounce ideas, gaining the skills needed to propel your mixed media artwork forward.

Learn From Shelley Rhodes

UK Mixed Media Artist

Based in the UK, Shelley Rhodes is a well-known mixed media artist who is fascinated with the concept of fragmentation and repair. 

Cloth, drawings and objects are often fragmented before being reconstructed by Shelley in some way. She takes inspiration from her environment by observing, drawing and collecting. She is drawn to the effects of time, the transience of nature, the things that go unnoticed and the ever-changing fragility of the things around her.

As a teacher, Shelley encourages a playful and experimental approach to their work while asking students to push themselves, take a chance and be willing for things to go wrong.

Extend yourself with a more experimental approach to
creating contemporary fibre art in 2023.