Material Exploration: The Power of Mundane
July 17 - 22, 2022
Jina Seo · jinaseo.com
Workshop at a glance
Transform various materials into wearable pieces using cold connection techniques.
- Material exploration process
- Connecting technique
- Basic metalsmithing skills
- Pin mechanism
- Materials of students’ choice
- Materials provided by the instructor
- Non-ferrous metal
- Fiber, fabric, thread, and yarn
- Knowledge of how to alter a new material
- Connecting techniques
- Small samples from experiments
- A finished wearable piece (or more depending on the individual)
Jina Seo is an artist and assistant professor at Missouri State University in Springfield. Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality, fetish, and space. She received her MFA in metals at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her BFA in metalwork and jewelry design at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea. Seo was chosen as one of the SNAG Emerging Artists in 2016.
In this workshop students explore methods to utilize various materials in everyday life to create wearable pieces. The goal is to find ways to alter the materials that are considered mundane to something special to carry an idea, narrative, interest, or identity. The materials can include raw materials, domestic items, natural components, edibles, or old and used objects. One portion of the workshop will focus on the exploration process with materials of the student’s choice. The other portion will focus on instructions and demonstrations of connection mechanisms like riveting, stitching, and tab construction. Knowing basic metal techniques (sawing and soldering) can be helpful, however the workshop is open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $690 · materials list
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