What usually matters most to makers is their work – and studio time to make it. But it’s also crucial to write effectively about your work and the work of other artists in order to create a vibrant dialogue within your field. Take your writing to the next level! Learn to write a review of an artist’s work or a gallery exhibition in this 3-day in•ter•face post-conference workshop.
Learn how to create highly-charged textiles in this remarkable workshop with Jennifer Leary. Experience – and capture – the patterns of electromagnetism using textile techniques similar to stamping. Find out more about this 2-day in•ter•face pre-conference workshop in San Antonio (June 2013) here!
After some initial resistance to hearing that a beloved tree blocked the “ch’i”, Patricia Malarcher rearranged her studio according to the creativity- and prosperity-supporting principles of “feng shui”. Take advantage of her research into these fascinating ideas about how energy flows to enhance your workplace – and life.
If you’d like to turn your passion for textiles into your livelihood, take some cues from recent Cornell grad (+ SDA member) Jessie Fair. With a day job at a prestigious fashion company, 2 online stores AND freelance clients like H&M, she strives to keep her fiber focus in flow & in balance.
In order to knit a more perfect union, SDA member Adrienne Sloane is lobbying congress with a postcard that depicts a fiber sculpture she made “in response to the on-going congressional deadlock”. Find out more – and how you can add your voice – here.
If your work – or life – feels stuck or out-of-focus as a new year begins, catch a fresh wind from the experience of 3 participants who are taking Jane Dunnewold’s independent study course to find creative clarity. Linda Witte Henke shares her perspective.
Experience the thrill of seeing Barbara De Pirro’s creative mind at work while getting your consciousness raised by her unexpected mixing of organic & synthetic (and environment-damaging) materials in her outdoor installations.
Get the real story behind what it takes to plan and shoot a video how-to about your favorite textile technique or creative process. SDA member Anne Selby (UK) generously shares her insights on making one about arashi shibori that includes the award-winning machine she designed.
The next time your creative energy feels stuck or blocked, Kaino Hopper suggests taking a workshop with Shingo Sato, the most famous Japanese designer no one has heard of. His innovative methods for sculpting the surface of garments will shift your paradigm.
Experience the International Symposium and Exhibition for Natural Dyes (April in France) through the eyes and words of SDA member Elaine Lipson. An editor/writer/artist, she brought back images that capture the feeling of being there while also recapping the main issues addressed and offering some suggestions for future ISEND confabs.