The following fiber-related workshops will be offered at the Mosesian Center for the Arts and are contemporaneous with the Mosesian’s upcoming exhibit Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England (co-sponsored with SDA).
Draw with stitches, explore with thread. Participants delve into the world of hand embroidery in this course for new and experienced fiber artists. Draw inspiration from the Threaded exhibition on view in the Mosesian’s gallery spaces. Create works of rich colors and textures to combat the grey of winter. Participants experiment with stitches, composition, and fibers ranging from pearl cotton to Persian wool! Materials needed vary by student and will be addressed in class.
Tue Jan 14 – Mar 10, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (No class Feb 18)
Elise “The Comptoir” Benetreau
Explore coiled basketry in this fun and laid-back class. Students will work with recycled and sustainable materials. Create your own colorful and sturdy coiled bowls and baskets, both functional and decorative. This class will incorporate the use of traditional techniques to craft modern baskets and sculptures.
Wed Jan 15 – Mar 11, 9:30 – 12:00 pm (No class Feb 19)
The Felted Landscape
Fluffy hanks of wool rubbed together to create a unique background combine with more delicate colors to indicate details as participants conjure landscapes real and imagined. In addition to literal landscapes, participants explore the vast world of felting–experiencing needle felting, nuno felting, and traditional wet felting in this class that is sure to drive you wool wild! Materials list will be posted online prior to the start of class.
Thu Jan 16 – Mar 12, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (No class Feb 20)
Anna Kristina Goransson