Workshop: Working from the Inside Out

by - Friday, April 23, 2010

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops

Working from the Inside Out: The Creative Process
Jean Cacicedo

$195 (Includes $60 Lab Fee) Two full days

September 30, October 1 (Thu, Fri) 10am - 4pm
Maiwa East, 1310 Odlum Dr. Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 14

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

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 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.

Student Supply List

Unlined Sketchbook or Journal
Drawing pencils 2B and 4B
Permanent black marking pen (eg. Sharpie ultra fine point)
All fabric for this class are supplied by Maiwa but it is advised that if you have any fabrics that you are interested in working with for potential future or past projects bring these to class.
Mesh Laundry bag with your name sewn on
Embellishing bits and pieces such as ribbon, bias, yarns, silk, fleece etc.
Please bring a bag lunch. All other materials provided.

Look for the full course calendar on the web in early May. A print version will be available in June. Registration opens June 21, 2010.

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