Western Australian based visual artist Louise Snook was so successful in her final year of Fashion and Textiles that she won two national awards. This propelled her to go out on her own as a fabric designer and has instead evolved into a business teaching textile techniques. Specialising in dyeing, felt making and screen printing methods, her classes have expanded to include macrame, weaving, paper mache and 3D crafting. Louise works with both children and adults, with in schools, community groups, organisations and festivals.
Louise has gone on to complete a BA in Visual Arts in 2008, has deferred her Honours in sculpture to embark on a Diploma of Education, Primary School Teaching. Louise can be found teaching at the Fremantle Arts Centre, with regular adult screen printing term classes, one off weekend workshops and kids classes through out the school holidays. She recently celebrated her tenth year of teaching at the Fremnatle Arts Centre.
As past President of the Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA), Louise curated two major exhibition at the Moores Gallery in Fremantle in 2009 and 2011. Louise has also participated in several group exhibitions including the Contemporary Felt Makers exhibition in Geelong, Victoria. One of her most extensive 'arts in education' projects, funded through the Artist-In- Residence (AIR) Grants Program was completed at Melville Primary School in 2011 where, working alongside the teachers and students from Kindergarten to Year 7 the whole school created a variety of textile artworks.
Louise has participated regularly in the AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge, AWESOME is a WA company dear to her heart that offers children in regional WA diverse artistic opportunities. She is passionate about others tapping into their creativity and has travelled regionally as an AWESOME artist five times. The Quilt and Craft Fair that travels around Australia toured Louise as their guest artist for the 2010 and 2011 shows. Exposure during these wide reaching events has been significant in launching Louise into the national textiles arena.
Louise disappeared into the parallel universe of motherhood in 2011 however is happily taking on teaching opportunities again.
Contact her by email - firstname.lastname@example.org