Saturday, August 29, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
My talk at the Center for Book Arts last week was wonderful. I felt part of a community of engaging, thoughtful, intelligent, accomplished artists, and am grateful to have been a part of it.
Monday, August 3, 2009
This introductory workshop on embroidery and artist books will begin with making a sampler of 12 embroidery stitches and learning some basics about how to work with different fibers and fabrics. Your instructor will work with you to develop concepts for an artist book that incorporates embroidery and other media. Emphasis will be on the creative process, and the application and use of new skills and materials. In addition to experimenting with embroidery, you will be asked to record information in visual and/or textual form during and in between each class. You can do this in any way you choose: by keeping a conventional sketchbook or diary; writing a blog; taking photographs; making paintings or sculptures; even recording notes in your iPhone or through emails or text messages. The goals of this course are to become comfortable with embroidery and fabric; practice engagement with your daily visual and social environment; develop a project from initial concept to artistic execution; and participate in a group environment where new artwork and ideas are created and shared.
A vocabulary of embroidery stitches; the basics of fabrics and fiber materials;
conventional and unconventional materials in embroidery;
transferring images and text onto fabric;
drawing and writing with embroidery;
text as a primary artistic medium;
an introduction to book arts, including blogs.
Prerequisite: No previous experience with embroidery, sewing, or book arts needed.
• Section 1: W 6:30–9:30 PM
5 sessions Sept 2-30
• Section 2: Su 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
5 Sessions Nov 15–Dec 20
PMDA 104 1.5 C.E.U.s $195