University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit
Teaching Schedule 2017
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.
Sculptural Weaving Fibers Department, Massachusetts
College of Art, Boston, MA
Form Study Foundations Program, Massachusetts College of
Art, Boston, MA
June 26-30, 2017, Mon-
Montserrat College of Art Summer Intensive
Credit and non-credit option available
To register: http://www.montserrat.edu/continuing-education/
Color, Form, Paper, Sculpture
This workshop is about rediscovering color and form
through basic 3D weaving techniques used towards sculptural explorations.
Using paper as our main materials, well explore playful
ways of building forms and juxtaposing colors using plaiting,
twilling and the hexagon weave. Everyday, 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.
Sep 9 Dec 16, Tues,
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
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.