University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit
Teaching Schedule 2019
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.
June 21-25, 2019, Art Retreat
Learn how to combine traditional basketry weaving techniques with
contemporary sculptural explorations. Explore twining, coiling
and plaiting and how to apply these to individual artistic interests.
The emphasis is on risk-taking, problem-solving, play and using
these weaving techniques from the perspective of a tinkerer.
July 27 Aug 3, 2019,
Art New England Summer Program (administered by Massachusetts
College of Art)
Going Off the Wall: Playful Thinking in 3D with
Reinvigorate and expand your thinking about spatial
movement and color through the versatile and ancient practice
of weaving. Weaving traditions go back thousands of years, and
beyond textiles and baskets is an accessible way to move from
flat to round, from the wall space to the table or room space.
Using a variety of papers as our main materials,
well explore playful ways of building forms and juxtaposing
colors using plaiting, twining and the hexagon weave. Every day,
well sketch out 3D ideas and build sculptures to push and
prod our own inhibitions. This workshop is about pulling us out
of over-thinking decisions, rediscovering new ways of using color
to build form and exploring the versatility of woven paper surfaces
and objects. Open to all levels.
Fall 2019, Thurs: 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.
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.