The Boro Aesthetic: Creating Fiber Art Pieces Inspired by Japanese Textiles
June 2, 2019 – June 8, 2019
Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired and passed down from generation to generation. In this workshop students learn the language of Boro and apply it to their projects that may include art pieces made from deconstructed clothing, artist’s books, 3D objects, or wearable art. Rooted in sustainability, Boro textiles are utilitarian objects that are rich and sumptuous and, although old in age, possess a contemporary aesthetic. Students will combine reclaimed materials, surface design and repair techniques, and Boro-inspired stitching into unique and personal art pieces. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Jody Alexander is a bookmaker and mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She creates books, wall pieces and installations out of discarded books and reclaimed textiles. Her work appears in several publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.