Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Workshop: Human Marks

Registration Opens June 22 at 10am

2015 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Human Marks
Dorothy Caldwell

$595 includes 100 lab fee
September 11 - 15 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa East: 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver BC



The marks we make record time and human energy. Working with paper and cloth, this workshop will examine different kinds of marks including stitching, resist and batik, discharge, drawn and painted marks, and more unconventional marks such as burning, piercing, and mending.  Each of these will address a different aspect of physical movement and gesture that, through time and repetition, evolve into richly activated surfaces. Simple bookbinding techniques will be demonstrated for constructing book forms, and participants will be able to expand on workshop experiments applying them to their own materials and imagery. Resource material will include slide talks, examples, and videos. Dorothy Caldwell joins us from Ontario.


Instructor Bio

Dorothy Caldwell is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and maintains an active international exhibition and teaching schedule from her studio in Hastings, Ontario. She has carried out research projects in Japan and India and is currently  doing on-site work in the Australian outback and the Canadian Arctic.  She is the recipient of grants and awards including the prestigious Bronfman Award given to one Canadian craftsperson each year.  Her work is included in private and permanent collections including the American Museum of Art and Design,  the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the International Quilt Museum and Study Center University of Nebraska, the Canadian Consulate Bangkok Thailand, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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