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Text into Textile: Interpreting Poetry Through Cloth

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Text into Textile: Interpreting Poetry Through Cloth
Instructor(s):
Carolyn Drake
Date and Time:
5/29/2020
-
5/31/2020
10:00 - 4:00
Total Cost:
$
275
Minimum Age Level:
18+
Skill Level:
All Levels
4
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March 10, 2020
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Workshop Overview

In this workshop, you'll create a visual representation of identity and place as a textile composition that features applique, weaving and stitching, and found objects. Using a poem as a lens for establishing a visual vocabulary, you'll identify resonant words, colors, and symbols and then develop those individual elements through play and media exploration. Special attention will be paid to balancing concept and meaning, composition, and technique. Weaving and stitching demos will show you how to bind together your finished wall sculpture. You'll leave with a finished project ready for hanging (and admiring!).

About the Instructor(s)

Carolyn Hazel Drake is a mostly self-taught artist from a long line of craftswomen. She is a third generation Oregonian, and her aesthetic is grounded in the colors and textures of the Pacific Northwest. Her eye for color, pattern and detail was cultivated early on in her mother’s quilt store, as was her appreciation for handwork and being a part of a creative community. Carolyn has worked with all levels of learners, and her belief in the inherent creative potential of her students guides her approach to teaching.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Pencil, pen, colored pencils

• Selected poem(s) or other text - hard copy or photocopy

• Sketchbook

• Small sharp scissors

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Workshop booklet

• Pens

• Watercolor paper

• Watercolors (for idea development)

• Wool, felt and fabric scraps

• Stitching kit

• Variety of thread for weaving and stitching

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