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Textiles A Summer Session 7

Textiles Summer Session 7
August 23-29, 2020
Stephanie Metz
Felt: Fiber in the Round

This workshop will be a thorough introduction to the tools, processes, and possibilities of needle felting. Students will learn to manipulate wool into free-standing, solid felt sculptures using barbed felting needles to coax loose fibers into sophisticated shapes. We’ll explore solid and hollow form-building, armatures, and adding mixed-media. Felting particularly lends itself to representing organic forms, and students are welcome to bring source material. This innovative use of a humble, inexpensive material is bound to energize your art-making. Note: feltmaking involves repetitive and vigorous hand and arm movement. All levels. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code 07TA

Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Yuma Symposium (AZ), California College of the Arts; recent exhibitions: Jack Fischer (San Francisco), de Saisset Museum (CA); collections: Triton Museum (CA), National Centre for Craft & Design (UK).

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installation of large, textured pod sculptures
Stephanie Metz, "In Touch: Hanging Pods," wool, industrial felt, filler, cable, approximately 50 x 30 x 30 each