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Textiles A Summers Session 6

TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 6
JULY 30–AUGUST 11, 2023
Paolo Arao
Behind the Seams

This workshop will explore possibilities for sharing personal stories through cloth. We’ll incorporate methods of ideation—including drawing and collage—into planning for finished pieces. Working with their own textiles, fabric scraps, or second-hand clothing, students will use color, pattern, and texture to convey meaning in constructed textiles (made with or without a sewing machine). Projects may take the form of fabric collages, flags, banners, or small quilts. In addition to demonstrations and discussions, we’ll have ample time for experimentation and to work on both individual and collaborative processes. Sewing machine skills will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Third-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Oxbow (MI), NYC Crit Club, Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), Fordham University (NYC); recent solo exhibitions: The Columbus Museum (GA), Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC); residencies: Haystack (ME), Vermont Studio Center, Art Omi (NY), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (IA), Skowhegan (ME).

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Paolo Arao, Hunting Season, cotton, canvas, flannel, wool, acrylic, colored pencil, wood, 28 x 42 inches; photo by Cary Whittier
Paolo Arao, Hunting Season, cotton, canvas, flannel, wool, acrylic, colored pencil, wood, 28 x 42 inches; photo by Cary Whittier