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Anita Evenepoel and Tine De Ruysser

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.

In this workshop the focus is on individual experiments: they form a source of inspiration which when combined with new techniques results in unique artistic creations.

© Piet Vranckx

​​Anita Evenepoel (1945) is a self-taught designer of jewellery, textiles and fashion.

She studied set design at the Academy of Antwerp where she made two theatre productions on the subject of clothing.

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) She was also guest lecturer for two years at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, the master's programme for the Rietveld Academy. She is currently guest lecturer at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. 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 is head of the department of Jewellery Design & Precious Metalworking at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts (AP-Arts) in Antwerp.