Drawing The Thread
July 15, 2018 – July 21, 2018
This workshop explores embroidery as drawing with a specific focus on the techniques of figure drawing and turning them into a stitched work. Through direct drawing, transfer and projection students will build technical skills and conceptual idea development. Traditional drawing techniques such as contour, gesture and hatching are addressed and considered in terms of application with embroidery. Students will learn basic-to-advanced embroidery techniques, including various stitches, appliqué techniques, staining and three-dimensional building of textiles. Participants will begin a personal project and discuss the best way to make stitch, technique, color and materials choices. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Joetta Maue is an artist, curator and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries, drawings and photographs that explore the psychological landscape of the domestic space. Maue’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across the country, and her writing has been published in numerous publications. She is a professor and practicing artist in New England where she lives with her family.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.