© ZOMERACADEMIE 2019 - De VeermanDestelheide & Hanenbos


Anita Evenepoel AND Tine De Ruysser

#design #mixed media #technique #laser cutting #innovation #textile #plastic

Serendipity: the role of chance in visual experiment


Individual experiments

Altenative materials

New techniques

Separate artistic creations


A workshop for discovering the possibilities of soft materials, forms, colours and transparency.

We will be working with textiles, non-wovens, types of foam, plastics and paper.

Painting and folding.

Working on the materials with a sublimation printer, heat presses, steamers and a laser cutter.

Experimenting with techniques to find new forms and shapes.

Letting serendipity (chance) do its work.

The focus will be on individual experimentation, from which each participant can draw inspiration and learn new techniques that lead to individual artistic creations.


Anita Evenepoel (1945)

is a self-taught designer of jewellery, textiles and fashion.

She studied scenography at the Academy of Antwerp where she made two presentations on the subject of clothing. She has also exhibited in Belgium and abroad.

In the USA she has worked with the ISO Dance Company and with Paula Abdul. She also spent 11 years designing fashion collections for Pret A Partir. Anna has lectured at the Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) and at Sint-Lukas (Brussels). She is currently guest lecturer at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. In 2012 she was awarded the Design Culture Prize by the Flemish Government.


Tine De Ruysser (1976)

studies jewellery design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Royal College of Art in London.

Since 2000 her exhibitions of jewellery, textiles and origami have visited among others Germany, the UK, Russia, Korea, New Zeeland, Japan and Taiwan.

In 2004 she won the Talent Award for Design (Germany) and the Bavarian State Prize – 56th International Handwork Fair (Germany).

In 2001 and again in 2009 she won the Armourers and Brasiers Company Award for innovative work in metal (UK).

Tine now works as an artist and teaches jewellery design at the PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt.