Guild Meeting Presentation by Jane Dunnewold: Creative Strength Training

April 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Society for Contemporary Craft
Produce Terminal Building
2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Michelle Browne

An influential and ground breaking artist, Jane Dunnewold is known around the world
not only as an extremely accomplished artist, but also as a beloved and respected
teacher in the world of dyeing, surface design, printing and embellishment. Her first
book, Complex Cloth, quickly became a bible for surface designers, followed by Art
Cloth and multiple instructional DVDs. Her most recent publication, Creative Strength
Training presents powerful strategies that combine writing and hands-on art-making
with exercises to overcome creative stumbling blocks, and to develop both a unique artistic
voice and a regular creating habit. Jane will discuss how building creative stamina
takes encouragement, mentoring and regular practice. Explore exciting techniques that
can be used to enhance current textile or mixed media work, including spackling, photo
transfer, metal leaf, Inktense crayons, printing and eco-printed papers. Participants will
work with each technique separately, followed by the development of samples combining
the processes, discovering a wealth of potential in the complex layers.