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Sculptural Fibers: Open and Closed Forms • June 24-28Adult, Classes, Education
Ann B. Coddington, Guest Teaching Artist
9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28
$625 EARLYBIRD PRICE, through Friday, May 24, 2019
After May 24, 2019:
$652 Member (10% discount)
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Join us for a 5-day immersion in textile sculpture techniques! The inherent familiarity of textile forms in our everyday lives creates a material connection between the viewer and the object, recalling the domestic and functional, while having the ability to explore content and exist as sculpture. In this workshop, students will learn a variety of basketry and fiber techniques that they can explore and combine – twining, random weave structures, netting, knotting – in an investigation of form and content. We will work in series and multiples, creating samples, and examining how these small forms initiate dialogue and interact with one another. In addition, students will incorporate found objects and materials in the making of work, to build their vocabulary in working with structures, made and found, in their creative practices. This class is suitable for all levels. Materials fee $60, payable to instructor. **See supply list of items to bring to class**
About Ann Coddington:
Ann Coddington is a Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department. Coddington utilizes a variety of fiber techniques including twining and netting in her sculptural forms. Of her work she says,“My artwork pushes back against the world of increasingly complex technologies that, paradoxically, in an effort to connect us, instead separates and isolates us, removing us from authentic experience. The slow building of one stitch upon another exists within an ancient time frame, virtually un-experienced in the contemporary, digital society.” She has exhibited her work at venues including the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, IL, Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, and the Hunterdon Art Museum in New Jersey. Over the past several years, she has taught workshops at the Northwest Basketry Guild, University of Northern Texas, Penland School of Crafts, the National Basketry Organization conference, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. www.ux1.eiu.edu/~abcoddington/portfolio/
$625.00 – $725.00