FOSSHAPE: Shape Shifters and Textural Transformations

October 20, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Leisa Rich

The focus of this workshop is on transforming a 2D material called Fosshape—a unique, low melt synthetic fiber that hardens with heat—into rigid 3D forms and textural 2D artworks. Students will learn simple methods to transform Fosshape which include stitching, ruching, plaiting, fusing, distressing, and molding for 3D applications, as well as embossing, collage and layering for 2D artworks. During class participants can create sculptures, vessels, forms or wearable art. You may also construct maquettes, bases for other art/craft disciplines and armatures for structural felting, as well as for theatrical applications, Cosplay and garments. Industrial heat guns, embossers, presses, and incisors will be used. Open to all skill levels.


Leisa Rich is a studio artist and art educator in Atlanta, Georgia and holds an MFA and BFA in Fibers, and a B.Ed. in Art. She has been featured in numerous books and in several collections including Delta Airlines, Emory Healthcare Atlanta, and The Dallas Museum of Art, as well as a PBS artist special. Rich is working on a book about Fosshape TBA.

Leisa Rich

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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