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Textiles B Summer Session 3

Textiles Summer Session 3
June 21 – July 3, 2020
Mo Kelman
Skins, Skeletons, Nets & Knots

In this experimental workshop, students will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials such as rattan, bamboo, wood, wire, found materials, and recycled frameworks. Techniques will include lashing, chaotic plaiting, and wire construction. To put skins on these structures, we’ll work with knotted and knotless netting, gut, and rice papers. Paintable graphite, wax, and kakishibu tannin will further modify surfaces. Exercises, brainstorming, and problem-solving challenges will guide your production of a series of prototypes that will ignite your studio practice. All levels. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code 03TB

Studio artist, professor emeritus at Community College of Rhode Island; other teaching: Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), Maiwa (Vancouver); exhibitions: Wayne Art Center (NJ), Cheongju International Craft Biennale (Korea), International Shibori Symposium.

sculptural fiber installation
Mo Kelman, "Cloud and the Space Between," shibori-dyed and shaped silk, wood, steel wire, cordage, nails, 81 x 44 x 15-1/2 inches