Teaching and Residencies

Contemporary Textile Residencies with Mandy Bangerter

Textile Artist and Teacher (BA Visual Communication, PGCE Art &Design)

  • I am an experienced textile practitioner and teacher offering Textile Art Residencies, which aim to create an original piece of contemporary textile art for your school/college.
  • An opportunity to experiment with new media, materials and techniques and gain new skills – we will work with various methods of image transfer onto fabric, printmaking, paint and dyes onto fabric, and develop hand and machine stitch techniques. Textiles and stitch can impact on all areas of the art curriculum – painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and graphics.
  • Students work alongside me in group workshops to research, plan and develop ideas whilst gaining a greater insight into the creative process first hand.
  • As a teacher I am passionate about encouraging students to develop independent thinking skills, gain confidence with critical analysis skills and provide opportunities for co-operation and effective teamwork.
  • My aim is to have a positive impact on achievement, clearly linked to the curriculum and exam assessment objectives, leading to improved exam results.
  • Send me an email on the contact form below and I will get back to you to discuss your ideas. I am happy to chat or meet with no obligation.

Examples of projects recently undertaken:

Textile hanging at Hurstpierpoint College in West Sussex

To celebrate 20 years of girls at the school. Working with senior school students we discussed the history and traditions of Hurst, and using photography, screen printing, painting and drawing we explored the various methods of transferring imagery to fabric and created a composition using free machine embroidery. The hanging is a triptych, echoing the shapes of the Chapel, measuring approximately 2 metres square.

The Rainforest in Stitch

Year 4 at St Lawrence School in Sussex have been studying the rainforest this term. Working with fabrics, press printing, drawing, paint, and hand and machine stitch we wove together a stunning 2 metre textile hanging. Their use of colour, ability to story tell in this new medium and their sheer enthusiasm and focus were a joy to see.

WW1 project with Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight

Working with artists from the QuayCrafts group we created a hand bound artists book showing a variety of ways to respond to the stories and memorabilia of the Isle of Wight Rifles which are available to schools through Carisbrooke Museum.