Introduction to Fiber Art and Costumes
Continuing Education Course
This course will explore fiber art as individual art practice. Students will learn how to design and fabricate costumes, soft sculpture, installations, and other fiber-based projects. These can be exhibited as art, or used in performances, video art, film and photographs. The primary focus of the course is for students to work on designing and creating their own projects with guidance from the instructor. Demonstrations will include designing and adapting patterns, sewing techniques, digital embroidery, printing and painting on fabric, and other fibers techniques. We will also look at examples of fiber art and costumes by various artists and designers, and discuss ideas about fibers in contemporary art.
NOTE: The studio fee includes use of the sewing machines in the Fibers Lab. All materials must be purchased by the student.