NATHALIE MIEBACH

University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit Carl Valle)

Teaching Schedule 2016

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 20 - 24, Mon- Fri, 9-5pm

Montserrat College of Art Summer Intensive
Credit and non-credit option available
To register: http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-education/

Weaving a Sculptural Narrative

Can a sculpture tell a story? Can you weave a story in 3D space? This workshop focuses on using narrative as the beginning of a sculptural form. The techniques we’ll use are traditional basket weaving techniques applied towards contemporary sculptural purposes. You’ll learn twining, plaiting, and coiling as well as connecting techniques to build a larger structure from pre-existing smaller components. We’ll look at various ways narrative structures have existed in art history and beyond to give us ideas on how to build our own sculptural story. The emphasis in this workshop is on play and using these sculptural approaches from the perspective of a tinkerer and storyteller, willing to take risks to forge new applications yet to be discovered in the world of sculptural weaving

Sep 9 – Dec 16, Tues, 6:30-10pm

Massachusetts College of Art Boston, Massachusetts
Credit and non-credit option available
Open to MassArt students, once registering has begun
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.