Learn to use textiles in creative ways. Self directed and guided projects will explore the various dimensions of fiber. May 11 - May 24, 2018 [14 days]
Students have the option to enroll in one of two fiber class options:
Option 1: Fashion Fibers- Led by Darlene Ritz, Fashion Designer and Educator
Option 2: Art Fibers, Wearables, and Installation - Led by Jessica Frelinghuysen, Artist, Architect, and Performance Artist
STUDIO LIFE AND HISTORY
From the Dadaists to present day, artists like Henri Mattise, Salvador Dalí, Louise Bourgeois, Rebecca Horn and Lygia Clark have all experimented with wearable art as an extension of their work, while artists like Nick Cave and K8 Hardy have dedicated the bulk of their careers to the medium. Building off thework of these artists, as well as responding to conditions of the Italian environment around us, we’ll make something that extends the body, restricts or encourages movement or explores how you interact with others.
Fiber is an essential material we interact with on a daily basis. This course looks at fiber from a variety of perspectives, from sewing and construction of patterns, to embroidery, dyeing, and other kinds of fiber manipulation. The first week will focus on skill building - practicing types of embroidery, dyeing, stitching, and modification. Independent projects under the guidance of the instructor will be pursued at the end of the first week and into the second week.
Understanding of sewing techniques
Understanding of fiber manipulations
Knowledge of types of fiber and how to use fiber / cloth [including dyeing, printing, and finishing]