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6-Week Class | Off-Loom Weaving

All Dates and Times for 6-Week Class | Off-Loom Weaving
Date Start Time End Time
Apr 11, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Apr 18, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Apr 25, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
May 02, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
May 09, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
May 16, 2023 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

In this class, students will investigate a selection of fiber-based objects in the collection of the Denver Art Museum. The course will be an exploration into the process and techniques used by specific fiber artists to create their artworks. Focusing on notions of off-loom weaving, participants will be encouraged to explore various methods while responding to their own interests.

 

What to Expect: Each class will begin by exploring a fiber-based artwork. The class will discuss the artist’s process and concepts, and then emulate the artist’s work by creating their own piece. Students will be given time in class to begin each artwork and may finish them outside of class time if desired.

 

Timeline:

4/11-Class 1: Experiment with finger weaving and crochet techniques to create individual fabric sculptures. Taking inspiration from Moon Worshiper by Tadek Beutlich.

4/18-Class 2: Hand stitching a Crazy Quilt square with needle and thread, after exploring quilts in the museum’s collection.

4/25-Class 3: Create a sculptural coiled basket using paper, glue, and staples. Inspired by Norma Minkowitz’s sculpture, Legs.

5/2-Class 4: Create a “fabric” using found objects, as seen in the practice of El Anatsui

5/9-Class 5: Sculpt forms using burlap, jute, and glue. Inspired by Magdelena Abakanowicz’s Standing Figure.

5/16-Class 6: Transform a common chair into a work of art using fibers materials. Inspired by Anton Alvarez’s The Thread Wrapping Machine Stool.

 

Materials: All materials are included in class pricing and will be provided to students on the first day of class.

 

Educator: Elizabeth Morisette, elmorisette.com

Elizabeth Morisette is a Colorado artist focusing on the use of recycled and repurposed materials to provide new perspectives on everyday objects by recalling memory and nostalgia. She has exhibited her work nationally and has been featured in Glamour, Hyperallergic, and The Guardian. Morisette holds an MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is currently the Education Coordinator at the Museum of Art, Fort Collins.

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