Human Marks• Level: Beginning to advanced
• Zig zag sewing machine: No
• Materials fee: $50
• Facility usage fee: $30
Tuition & Meal plan per 5-day class:
• Early: paid in full by December 1, 2015: $875 - Tuition ($635) & Meal plan ($240)
• Regular: paid in full by February 1, 2016: $895 - Tuition ($655) & Meal plan ($240)
The marks we make record time and human energy. Working with paper and cloth this workshop will examine different kinds of marks including stitching, resist and batik, discharge, drawn and painted marks and more unconventional marks such as burning, piercing, and mending. Each of these will address a different aspect of physical movement and gesture that through time and repetition evolve into richly activated surfaces. Simple bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated for constructing book forms and participants will be able to expand on workshop experiments applying them to their own materials and imagery. Resource material will include slide talks, examples, and videos.
- Small bottle black India ink
- Hardware store type of sponge brush approximately 1" wide - or a regular artist's paint brush
- Candle, incense, and matches
- X-acto knife for stencil cutting
- Roll of masking tape
- Cotton or other non plastic string - heavier weight to be glued to blocks for printing
- Several rubber bands
- Hammer and a large nail
- Rubber gloves
- Apron (optional)
- Sewing kit including at least 7 sewing needles with eyes large enough to accommodate embroidery thread
- 1 skein of black and 2 skeins of white or off-white stranded embroidery thread and some colors of your choice
- Embroidery or light colored pencil for drawing on black cloth
- 4 pieces of black cotton - 4 1/2" x 16"
- 1 piece of bright solid color cotton - 4 1/2" x 16"
- 1 piece of scrap cotton any color - approximately 4" x 36”
- 1/4 yard black cotton that will discharge with bleach (test with a drop of bleach to see if it lightens or changes the color - bleached area may change to brown, red, or off white or other - if it doesn't change, you need to try another black cotton)
- You are welcome to bring bookmaking equipment if you have it such as an awl, bone folders, etc.
- Up to 5 images of your work on a CD disk, memory stick, or on your computer or Ipad, or an actual example to be shared with the group. You will have 5 minutes maximum to share your work. (optional)
- Please bring a personal collection of materials for possible inclusion in your final book. Throughout the workshop you will be given a series of exercises that may become part of your final book. The "exercise" pages are a base that can be altered through cutting, stitching, painting or incorporating materials that you use in your own work. Some of the personal materials past participants have brought are transparent fabrics, dress maker patterns, hand made papers, maps, water colors, threads.
- Optional: Japanese hole punch
- The materials fee covers paper and other supplies that will be used in class.
- If you have any questions about the materials list or the course in general, please contact Dorothy