Instructor: Jody Alexander
THE BORO AESTHETIC: CREATING FIBER ART PIECES INSPIRED BY JAPANESE TEXTILES
July 19–21, 2019 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
SU19FB405 • All levels
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Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired and passed down from generation to generation. Boro textiles are utilitarian objects that are rich and sumptuous and that, although old in age, possess a contemporary aesthetic, and are rooted in sustainability. In this workshop students will begin by creating a Boro Sampler to learn the stitching, patching and mending vocabulary of Boro. Once the language is learned students will work on fiber art pieces that may be in book form, wall art, 3-D, or wearable creations. Additionally, students will look at mending and textile reuse traditions from other cultures around the world. Block printing, stenciling and image transferring will be taught as surface design techniques. Students will be encouraged to bring old garments to deconstruct and combine with reclaimed materials, learned surface design techniques, and Boro inspired stitching and repair techniques to create personal projects. The instructor will share her collection of Japanese Boro textiles as well as look at contemporary artists creating in the spirit of Boro. This workshop is appropriate for beginners wanting to learn stitching and surface techniques or experienced artists and makers wanting to incorporate a new aesthetic into their work.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
JODY ALEXANDER is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books, and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse.
Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship.
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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.
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