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IInspired by the iconic fiber assemblages of artists Sheila Hicks, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Judith Scott and Rachel Harrison.Participants, through shared dialogue, immersive exploration and a stream-of-consciousness process of winding, stretching, weaving, knotting, tying and twisting fiber materials around found objects, will create personalized three-dimensional “ Fiber Forms”. Students, after choosing various strips of colorful recycled fabrics, textiles and fibers, will create whimsical wrapped objects and soft sculpture that ask the artist to play with fiber while challenging the viewer to reappraise the objects beneath and the space in which it exists.
May 4-18, 2021 – Zoom dates (If you register for just the on demand class it is totally asynchronous)
Videos will be available beginning Monday, February 8, 2021
Optional Zoom Dates (limited spots available – must register):
Tuesday, May 4 @ 7pm MDT – First Zoom meeting
Tuesday, May 11 @ 7pm MDT – Zoom check-in
Tuesday, May 18 @ 7pm – Final Zoom meeting
Old/torn/sentimental but too worn out to wear clothes, blankets, fabric scraps
Thread, yarn, rope, fibers
Wool Scraps, Felt pieces
Found objects that can be wrapped such as recycled materials, old furniture, broken objects, old pillows, etc.
About the Teaching Artist
Katherine received her BFA in Native American Studies, double minoring in Women’s Studies and Cultural Psychology. Receiving an MFA from California Institute of Arts, she studied Curatorial Studies in Paris, France. Katherine’s taught Studio Art workshops at the Detroit Institute of Art and currently teaches Youth Fiber Arts with Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Alongside art-making, Katherine’s farmed across the U.S and created youth urban garden in Minneapolis, New York and LA. In 2018, she created, alongside youth at Moving Arts Española, a public art weaving installation and heirloom garden. Katherine’s mixed media has exhibited nationally with upcoming 2021 exhibitions.
Teaching artist’s website
Pay What You Can?
In the past, we’ve offered Art School as tuition-based programming ranging from $30-$260 depending on the class and were able to use this funding in part to support our free community-based programming. We’re fortunate this year to have grant funding from New Mexico Arts and the City of Albuquerque to support paying our teaching artists to develop classes for our Art School program so we have opted to offer our classes to you following a pay-what-you-can. Attendees have been contributing between $5 and $150 for our classes. Anything that you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated and will be used to support Harwood’s programming which is all currently being offered to the community either for free or pay-what-you-can.
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