June 12 - 17, 2022
Jim Arendt · jimarendt.com
Workshop at a glance
Learn fiber-based repair for the studio and street.
- Mending for beauty by hand and machine
- Appliqué for image makers
- Micarta composites
- Reclaimed and upcycled fibers
- Fiber reenforced composites
- Machine and hand sewing
- Narrative and practical mending
- Traditional and Contemporary Upcycling
- Composites for handles and embellishment
Jim Arendt is an associate professor of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University. He received his BFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and his MFA from the University of South Carolina. Arendt received First Prize during Fiberarts International 2019, was short-listed for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art and a 2018 finalist for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has received the South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Artist Fellowship 2014 and his work received the $50,000 top prize at ArtFields 2013. Ardent’s work was chosen for the 2013 Museum Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Netherlands, and he has work included in the Arkansas Art Center’s permanent collection of contemporary craft.
During this workshop students will learn expanded techniques in mending to create useful and beautiful expressions that go beyond utility. You will explore patchwork and repair traditions from throughout the world while creating representational narratives with recycled material. Techniques will include appliqué, embroidery, boro, sashiko, and visible mending. While making, participants will explore and expand the meaning of repair through composite materials that turn scraps into objects of desire. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $690 · materials list
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