Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Working from the Inside Out: The Creative Process

2009 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop
Instructor Jean Cacicedo

We all possess a wealth of personal inner resources that can be given shape and form through the creative process of our art-making. This workshop will provide students with the tools necessary to uncover an awareness of their own personal mythology.

Each student will focus on forming ideas, images, and themes for use in their work. These will be accessed through memory, reflection, and conversation and then further developed through a blend of writing, drawing, and paper collage exercises.

Class assignments will incorporate basic design principles that students can apply as they work on realizing designs for a final project. Projects can take on many forms including sculpture and performance.

Supportive critiques and discussions will elaborate on how to better define, develop, and sustain our art-making. This class provides students with a challenging and supportive environment for developing their art. All media interests and levels welcome.

Jean Cacicedo travels from Berkeley, California, to give this workshop.

Jean Cacicedo

Jean Cacicedo received a BFA in Sculpture from the Pratt Institute, New York, in 1970. Cacicedo was a prime innovator in the Wearable Art Movement of the 1970s. For over three decades she has worked on special processes for wool fabrics as well as on works on paper. Known for her “signature coats,” her pieced and sewn, slashed, felted, and dyed constructions have been exhibited throughout Western Europe, Japan, and the United States. In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work was featured at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, Museum of Art and Design, NYC. She currently works out of her studio in Berkeley, California.

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