August 8 - 13, 2021
Leslie Pearson · lesliekpearson.com
Workshop at a glance
Create small 3-D sculptures using wire, hog intestines, fabric, paper, and wax.
- Making sculpture with textiles, hog intestines, paper, and wax
- Working with alternative materials and mixed media
- Liquitex matte medium and encaustics
- Wire, fabric, paper, and ephemera
- Hog intestines
- 3-D fabric sculptures with mixed media embellishments and construction
- Creating expressive narrative sculpture
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.
During this workshop students will create small 3-D sculptures using wire, hog intestines, fabric, paper, and wax. Using simple hand tools, you 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.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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