ARTS 12
Textile Structures Winter 2023

Class Details

In this course we will investigate the transformative and sculptural potential of various fiber construction techniques including crochet, wrapping, netting, coiling, twining and interlacing. We will take a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject matter, addressing practical issues of making in addition to the history and cultural significance of the techniques and materials studied in class and their application to contemporary sculpture and installation. Through demonstrations, lectures, critiques, readings, and discussions, the course will focus on development of a personal language within the medium. Evaluation will be based on completion of material study assignments, written responses, and a final project. Attendance and participation will also be considered, with outside studio time expected.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: NA
Class#: 1160
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: seniors and art majors
Unit Notes: Jenine Shereos is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Crafts, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Fibers Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Materials/Lab Fee: $200-$300. Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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