Postponed – Workshop with Merill Comeau – Getting to the Finish Line and Beyond

May 16, 2020 – May 17, 2020 all-day
Contemporary Craft - NEW LOCATION
5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh PA 15201

Note:  The following workshops are designed so participants may take the two in a row or just one.

This workshop has been postponed to April 2021
Attire + Autobiography = Art

We wear garments of utility, ritual, and style – evidence of lives lived. In this workshop we will mine clothing and apply surface design techniques to visually express our stories. Questions we may ask: Is a shirt an opportunity for a social justice statement, do we express our flair by embellishing a dress, and/or do we highlight relationships by salvaging snippets of worn cloth?  Activities will include a slide show of relevant artists’ work, short writing prompts, technique demonstrations, studio time, and opportunities for sharing. Demos will include methods of painting, stenciling, printing, and stitch. We will explore the expressive qualities of mark making with an emphasis on exploration and play. Participants will be free to work in 2-D or 3-D; works may take the form of altered garments, quilting yardage, and/or wall art.  All levels welcome, no previous experience necessary.  Students will receive a supply list.

Phone registration is credit card only.

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