Materials Exploration Workshop
Date: September 24
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Registration Deadline: September 21
This workshop explores soft materials and basketry methods used to make 3-dimensional forms from fibers. Topics include making cordage from various materials, twining, coiling, and knotless netting. We will work with various things to make cordage, then use that cordage to make three-dimensional forms. We’ll use plant material (a variety), fabric scraps, hemp twine, waxed linen, threads and strings, plastic bags, and whatever else you’d like to try to turn into cordage. Once we have made a bit of cordage, we will make three-dimensional forms. Some materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring anything they’d like to use. Natural materials to gather and dry include dandelion stems (look for very long ones), daffodil stems and leaves, daylily leaves, iris leaves, and long grasses. Students should have materials dried before use.
Shanna Robinson has been making art from whatever material expresses her purpose for more than 40 years. Working in textiles, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking, she creates a varied body of work connected by a love of the natural world. Whether making dyes and inks from plants, weaving with plant and animal fibers, or making prints, she is happy to work in ways that connect her to her place. A retired Professor of Art from North Central Michigan College, Robinson holds a BFA and an MFA from Eastern Michigan University.
Students bring apron, scissors (not for fabric), gardening and rubber gloves, a spray bottle, two old towels, a bucket for water, clothespins or binder clips, rotary cutters and medium-sized self-healing mats, and materials for exploration.
The instructor brings plant material (a variety), fabric scraps, hemp twine, waxed linen, threads, and strings,
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COVID-RELATED UPDATES TO 2022 PROGRAMS
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.
Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
All students must wear face coverings inside the center.
Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.
To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated.