Form and Fiber: Textile Structures Winter 2022

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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 the development of a personal language within the medium. We will meet once a week for a 6-hour session with outside studio time expected.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on completion of material study assignments, written responses, and a final project Attendance and participation will also be considered
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: preference given to seniors
Unit Notes: The work of Jenine Shereos has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. A recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Crafts, her work has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and Frame Magazine. Shereos has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Fibers Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Materials/Lab Fee: $25 materials fee

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