NATHALIE MIEBACH

University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit Carl Valle)

Teaching Schedule 2020

Spring 2020, Friday: 8:00 – 1pm Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Only for enrolled MassArt students.

Sculptural Weaving – 3D FB 203

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.

 

WORKSHOPS:

March 20-22, 2020, Lake Arrowhead, CA
Los Angeles Basketry Guild
https://www.labasketryguild.org

Rediscovering Form and Color through 3D Woven Paper Collage
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. Using diagonal plaiting and the hexagon weave, we’ll build components out of watercolor paper to bring together into unexpected compositions, using a collage-type process. We’ll further complicate things with found objects, mixed media and surface treatment. Part collaboration, part solo, this workshop is about having fun, letting go of expectations what sculpture ought to be and allowing it to surprise us through color and form.

July 26 – Aug 1, 2020, Clinton, NY

Art New England at Hamilton College
http://ane.massart.edu/week_three/going-off-the-wall-playful-thinking-in-3d/

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.