Textiles Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
María Dávila and Eduardo Portillo
Working with floor looms, we’ll investigate how textiles can transmit ideas and capture a sense of place. We’ll begin with weaving exercises, experimenting with different techniques and materials to understand their potential and limitations. Individual projects may take the form of weaving samples, drafts, or objects. The workshop will lay the groundwork for a body of woven textiles that students will be excited to continue exploring after they leave Penland. All levels. Lower textiles studio.
Collaborating studio artists; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; residencies: Albers Foundation (CT), Praxis Fiber Workshop (Cleveland); exhibitions: Whitworth Art Gallery (UK), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Cooper Hewitt Museum (NYC), Textile Museum (DC), Foundation TAC (Venezuela), Longhouse Reserve (NY); collections: Whitworth Art Gallery (UK), Cooper Hewitt Museum (NYC),Toledo Museum of Art (OH), Long House Reserve (NY).