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Textiles B Summer Session 1

Textiles Summer Session 1
May 24 – June 5, 2020
Andrea Donnelly
Woven Cloth, Raw Material

We’ll create weaving-based artworks that start on the loom and finish as mixed-media collages.Experimenting with nontraditional interventions in the weaving process, including unweaving and on-loom painting, we’ll create a body of small weavings to develop an understanding of the qualities and characteristics of painting with pigment on thread and cloth. Off the loom, our woven cloth will become our raw material as we learn to stabilize, layer, and assemble woven elements into larger collage/mixed-media works backed with paper or unstretched canvas. Intermediate level: students must be comfortable setting up a loom and weaving plain/balanced weave. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code 01TB

Studio artist; teaching: Virginia Commonwealth University; exhibitions: Reynolds Gallery (VA), Center for Craft (NC), Museum Rijswijk (Netherlands); collections: North Carolina Museum of Art, Markel Corporation (VA), Dominion Energy (VA).

woven piece in shades of blue and white
Andrea Donnelly, "Blue Brushes," handwoven cotton, dye, pigment, PVA, cotton backing, 39-1/2 x 30 inches