NATHALIE MIEBACH

University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit Carl Valle)

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 for Educators
Snowfarm
Williamsburg, MA
www.snowfarm.org

Sculptural Weaving
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)
Bennington College
Bennington, VT
ane.massart.edu

Going Off the Wall: Playful Thinking in 3D with Nathalie Miebach

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, we’ll explore playful ways of building forms and juxtaposing colors using plaiting, twining and the hexagon weave. Every day, we’ll 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.
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.