NATHALIE MIEBACH

University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit Carl Valle)

Teaching Schedule 2018

I teach workshops and courses all over the country that focus on various three-dimensional weaving techniques to be applied towards sculptural purposes. Each workshop is tweaked towards the skill level of the participants. The emphasis in all of my workshop is on play and using these sculptural approaches from the perspective of a tinkerer, willing to take risks with materials and the outcome of the work.

July 22-27, 2018, Week-long intensive workshop
Appalachian Center for Crafts
Smithville, TN
www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/

Sculptural Weaving

This is a more intense and condensed version of the semester-long course listed above. This course teaches traditional basket weaving techniques to be applied towards contemporary sculptural explorations. Based on weaving traditions that go back thousands of years, students learn the fundamentals of twining, coiling, and plaiting. Through the use of traditional and non-traditional materials, students learn to use these techniques as a springboard to adapt, integrate, and explore their own sculptural interests and material choices. Various types of base beginnings, different weaves and the integration of solid objects will also be explored. Students will build, destroy, unravel, reweave, glue, drill, hammer, tape and do whatever needs to be done to problem-solve their way to success. The emphasis in this workshop is on play and using these sculptural approaches from the perspective of a tinkerer, willing to take risks with materials and the outcome of the work. Open to all levels.

 

Sep 11 – Dec 18, 2018 Tues, 6:30-10pm
Massachusetts College of Art Boston, Massachusetts
Credit and non-credit option available. This course is offered through Continuing Education, but enrolled MassArt students are welcome to join the class.
To register: www.massart.edu/Continuing_Education.html

Sculptural Weaving

This course teaches traditional basket weaving techniques to be applied towards contemporary sculptural explorations. Based on weaving traditions that go back thousands of years, students learn the fundamentals of twining, random weave, and plaiting. Through the use of traditional and non-traditional materials, students learn to use these techniques as a springboard to adapt, integrate, and explore their own sculptural interests and material choices. Various types of base beginnings, different weaves and the integration of solid objects will also be explored. Students will build, destroy, unravel, reweave, glue, drill, hammer, tape, and do whatever needs to be done to problem-solve their way to success. The emphasis in this workshop is on play and using these sculptural approaches from the perspective of a tinkerer, willing to take risks with materials and the outcome of the work.