vol / fullSkins & Skeletons:3-D Textile Constructions

4-daagse workshop o.l.v. Mo Kelman (USA)

In this experimental workshop participants will first learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, and wire.  Methods will include various lashing techniques, chaotic plaiting, and wire construction processes. 

Next, we’ll cover a broad array of approaches for building skins onto these structures using gut, rice papers, elastic fabrics, and nets.  Media to further modify these “skins,” such as wax, polymers and a graphite/shellac paint will be presented. 

Participants will produce a series of experimental samples that will become prototypes for future studio work.  Students will be challenged with a variety of construction exercises that will lead to a final sculptural project. 

PowerPoint presentations will provide inspiration and a background on artists, designers and architects who utilize a skin and skeleton approach.

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materialen lijst (zelf mee te brengen)

    • Combination needlenose pliers (this has needlenose pliers tips and a wire cutter combined in one tool.  Bring a medium-sized one.)
    • Scissors
    • Inexpensive garden hand pruner tool (the type that is about the size of sewing scissors)
    • ¼”  (approx.. 6 mm) wide stiff synthetic “flat” brush (from art supply store, as used when painting with acrylic paints)
    • A couple sheets of cardboard (like the ones on the backs of pads of lined paper) OR a small cutting mat, if you have one.
    • A few different sizes of sewing needles, big and small, large eyes and small eyes
    • A couple spools of thread for hand sewing (you pick the colors), include at least one spool of strong “button” thread
    • One old bath towel
    • “Rice” Papers (lightweight, translucent Asian rice papers.  Look at the selection at your local art store. Inexpensive “chiri” paper works very well…..it has flecks of bark across the surface.  Very translucent papers work best.)  Bring just a few big sheets of one or two types. Feel free to fold these for transport.  The folds won’t be visible after you work with the paper.  Alternative = abaca tissuetex
    • Galvanized steel wire:  one package of 28 gauge and one package of 16 gauge (usually comes in a packaged roll of 25 ft.(= approx. 7 meters).  If you can’t find these exact gauges, get as close as you can.  Buy at a hardware store.
    • One box of small black binder clips (from Staples)
    • A dozen or so bandages (you might want these to protect areas on your fingers when you’re working with wire)
    • A sketchbook or notebook, pen or pencil
    • A Bic-type pen with a rounded end
    • A pair of latex or vinyl gloves, the kind that doctors wear

er geldt een labfee voor materiaal wat speciaal aangekocht wordt voor gezamenlijk gebruik en/of meegebracht door de docente.
een tweede lijst voor optionele (aanvullende) materialen zal via email worden toegezonden na inschrijving.