A Mended Image
May 24, 2020 – May 30, 2020
Thrift and pragmatism can be a wellspring for novel fiber solutions. In this workshop students learn about expanded techniques in mending textiles to create useful and beautiful expressions that go beyond utility. Explore patchwork and mending traditions from throughout the world while creating representational narratives. Techniques will include appliqué, embroidery boro, sashiko pattern creation, and invisible mending. While making, participants will explore and expand the meaning of images, objects, and how technique choices can better serve their ideas. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Jim Arendt is an associate professor of Visual Arts and gallery director at Coastal Carolina University. He received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of South Carolina. Recently, Arendt received First Prize during Fiberarts International 2019 and was a 2018 finalist for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work is included in the Arkansas Art Center’s permanent collection of contemporary craft.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.