NATHALIE MIEBACH

University of Missouri workshop 2015 (Photo credit Carl Valle)

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.

Spring 2017

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- Fri, 9-5pm

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, we’ll explore playful ways of building forms and juxtaposing colors using plaiting, twilling and the hexagon weave. Everyday, 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.

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.