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Transparent and opaque, rigid and flexible, linear and structural: textiles traverse all boundaries and disciplines. Focusing on the fundamentals of textile arts and design, this overview course explores pattern, color and texture through an in-depth investigation of traditional textile techniques and a broad investigation of materials. Students are introduced to the physical, narrative and conceptual qualities of fiber and fabric through hand-manipulated textile practices including hand knitting, felting, dyeing and silkscreen printing. With an emphasis on repeat pattern, surface design and a variety of construction techniques, students experiment and resolve ways to express personal meaning in order to create a final project. The course takes a look at the broad expanse of textiles—both historic and contemporary—including design industries, technological advances and applications, and the work of innovative artists utilizing textile methods and/or materials. Students participate in group critiques, as well as one-on-one work with the instructor. No previous textile experience is required. The tuition covers access to a broad assortment of materials.
June 24–July 30, 2019
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,830