Intermediate* 1 day
In this workshop with artist Sun Smith-Foret, you will learn how to create a container, a nest, a basket-like vessel, for personal treasures. Explore a variety of techniques with wide application for future constructions such as objects for functional, decorative or ritual use or wearable accessories. Emphasis will be on improvised use of traditional and non-traditional materials and on the application of basic 3D design principles including: suitability of materials to form; relationship of parts to whole; gesture or position in space; visual weight; desired durability. Assembling/building techniques will include wrapping, tying, binding, tearing, basic hand sewing, basic crochet, braiding, and darning. Come for inspired conversation and creative exploration. Some basic tools provided. A list of student supplies will be sent upon enrollment. *Experience working with textile handwork techniques.
You can see more of Sun’s work at the exhibition Water’s Edge - Winter Art Walk, October 25-December 30, 2018, sponsored by Audubon Center at Riverlands.
Sun Smith-Foret is a professional studio artist, teacher and independent curator. She has been formally active in textile construction, quilts, sculpture, functional and amulet objects for many years. The current basketry work is sculptural and reflects trans-tribal influences from contemporary and traditional global sources. The circular nature of the construction mirrors spiritual concerns leaning toward the transcendental.
$90 | members
$105 | non-members
$10 | materials + lab fee