Integumentary Experiments

May 31, 2020 – June 6, 2020

Leslie Pearson

During this workshop students will create small 3D sculptures using wire, hog intestines, fabric, paper and wax. Using simple hand tools, participants will learn to make free form wire armatures covering them in gut, and then embellishing them by adding layers of fabric, paper, encaustic wax, personal ephemera and small embeds. The goal is to better understand making sculptural textiles and working with alternative materials. Participants may bring personal ephemera such as small buttons, thread, bits of fabric, or handwritten letters to embed in between layers of the gut to create a more expressive narrative piece. Advanced students can create multiple forms and bifurcated shapes. Open to all skill levels.


Leslie Pearson is a multimedia artist who lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has a BFA from Southeast Missouri State University, an MA in Museum Studies from Newcastle University and an MFA in Textile Design from East Carolina University. Pearson utilizes many fiber-based materials, processes and techniques to create sculptures, installations, encaustic paintings and handmade books in which she explores themes of memory and identity.

Leslie Pearson

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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