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Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition and Symposium Master Classes

Northwest Designer Craftsmen and the Schack Art Center
Present Fiber Art Master Classes
March 6-9, 2020 9:30 am to 4:30 pm each day
Registration Open Now

Basket Assemblage: Doing It My Way with John Garrett
John Garrett will share various methods he developed over the years to incorporate many varieties of materials into his basket sculptures. Students will work with wire, hardware cloth, pop riveters and more to make numerous samples that will eventually be assembled into a basket.

Breathing Baskets with Pat Hickman
This workshop will encourage participants to explore visual ideas suggested through openwork textile structures – knotted netting and knotless netting. Reserving openings for air, and the importance of what is not there, will be built into conceptually based quick studies and studio exploration.

Cut it Through! with Beatrice Coron
Paper cutting, from historical roots to the contemporary art scene, demonstrates its mutli-facets. Simple techniques – cutting, stenciling, modeling – permit artists to create large installations and intimate works. During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of applications of this art form from fine arts to public art commissions.

Mining Historic Textiles as a Route to the Future by Gerhardt Knodel
Textiles embody the creative vision of cultures that produced them. They can also be extraordinary sources of inspiration for artists who envision the past differently than historians. This class will explore several strategies for proving provocative textiles in Gerhardt Knodel’s personal collection.


Date(s): 03/06/2020 to 03/09/2020


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Schack Art Center
Everett, Washington United States