Fibers and Material Studies Open Courses Fall 2012
For more information contact: C. Pazia Mannella, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Media Construction: Structural Embellishment I - 19242 - CRFT 3306 – 001, MW 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This course focuses on the stitch as a form of mark-making, exploring surface and structural applications such as embroidery, appliqué and quilting. Image transfers on cloth and free beading will also be explored. Projects will emphasize combining these "traditional" techniques with contemporary art issues and practices.
Soft Sculpture - 16682 - CRFT 3307 - 001, MW 2:40 pm - 5:10 pm
This course examines the transformation of traditional and nontraditional materials to three-dimensional forms, surfaces, and spaces. The exploration of pliable materials will be realized through hand and machine stitching, mark making, embellishment, felting, stuffing, and manipulation of armature. Students are encouraged to develop a personal direction in soft sculptural practice, with emphasis on material investigation and research. Individual and group critiques and discussion of both historic and contemporary artists and concepts augment the course.
Alternative Materials - 6222 - CRFT 3312 – 001, TH 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This course involves the exploration of alternative materials not primarily intended or used by fiber artists. Products such as Tyvek, rubber, adhesives, found and recycled materials will be combined with processes such as collage, layering, stitching, and heating. This is a course open for enrollment to majors and non-majors from sophomore to graduate level. The exploration of alternative materials will be used in conjunction with other media and unconventional methods of joining to create a strong, sculptural surface. Technical demonstrations, field trips, and conceptual problems with an emphasis on the process of collecting will be used as a basis for the creation of unconventional work. Students will be encouraged to experiment with these materials and processes in combination with media from other disciplines. Students will create work based on a personal direction discovered through the course. Areas of focus for study include two and three dimensional forms, functional and nonfunctional constructions