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Textiles A Summer Session 4

Textiles Summer Session 4
July 5-17, 2020
Jessica V. Gatlin
Suit Yourself

This workshop will be a hacker’s guide to pattern drafting, alterations, and custom clothing. Using a combination of construction, mending, and printmaking, we’ll impose personal and/or cultural values on existing garments and objects. Through making and altering, we’ll also engage in dialogue pertaining to consumption, access, labor, value, and exchange. We’ll cover sewing,fit adjustments, garment deconstruction and re-creation, embroidery, mending, and screenprinting. Expect to finish two or three pieces, but the emphasis will be on process and experimentation. Basic sewing machine skills will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code 04TA

Assistant professor at University of Maryland; residencies: Ox-Bow (MI), Wassaic Projects (NY), ACRE (WI), Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts (Poland); exhibitions: COOP Gallery (TN), Co-Prosperity Sphere (IL), Seedspace (TN), The Holland Project (NV).

woman wearing a shift dress (plain white on one side, black and white pattern on the other)
Jessica V. Gatlin, "Untitled (Printed Dress)," screenprint on cotton, 48 x22 inches