Introduction to Soft Sculpture
Ages: 16 - No Limit
Artists from Claes Oldenberg to Eva Hesse have utilized fibers and textiles to make contemporary art. This course is an introduction to artists and techniques that have been used to create soft sculptures and textile art. In the first portion of the class, we will learn a variety of techniques and look at artists who are using textiles in ingenious and surprising ways. Then, students will create their own sculptural forms utilizing these techniques over the remaining sessions. We will discuss how to create structure and volume, and look at unusual types of fibers, and explore, experiment, and express ourselves together.
Some sewing experience is helpful, though not necessary.