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Textiles Spring Concentration

Textiles Spring Concentration
March 8 – May 1, 2020
Erika Diamond
Inside/Out: Garment as Identity

Clothing is our everyday costume, revealing and concealing what lies beneath. From fabric to form, our personal style reflects who we are inside—our fears, our beliefs, and our pride. During this workshop, students will learn basic sewing techniques and various methods of garment construction, and we’ll cover hand and machine stitching, embellishment, and off-loom techniques. We’ll also work collaboratively to deconstruct and experiment with found materials, finding new ways to wear what we are. Steven Frost will join us for a week as guest instructor. All levels. NOTE: Textiles workshops are taught in walk-up studios accessible by a stair lift. Code S00TA

Studio artist, director of galleries at Chautauqua Institution (NY); teaching:Virginia Commonwealth University, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (CO); residencies: McColl Center for Visual Art (NC), STARworks (NC), ABK Weaving Center (WI); exhibitions/commissions: Dorsky Gallery (NYC), Marta Hewett Gallery (OH), Fiberart International 2019 (PA), costumes for Charlotte Ballet (NC).

We regret that we had to cut this workshop short due to the current pandemic. Please see our COVID-19 Response page for more information. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

Erika Diamond, "Eggshell Garment for Hugging II," eggshells stitched between layers of tulle; garment worn to record imprint of hugs