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Shape Shifting with Jane Sassaman
We all have innate preferences for certain colors, shapes, and proportions, as well as natural attractions to certain symbols, images, and icons. In this class, led by Jane Sassaman, we will study photographs and slides of a variety of historic and ethnic decorative objects to help uncover some of the motifs and symbols which may have powerful personal resonance. For example, you may be drawn to Buddhist mandalas or Mexican milagros. You may be attracted to the design of an Inuit mask, the pattern from an Art Nouveau vase, or the shape of an Egyptian chair. Each student will select historic motifs, shapes, and images that they will manipulate and reinterpret into a unique statement in fabric and thread. By lifting an image from one time and place to another, the student will begin to exercise the power to recognize their personal touch stones to imagination. The aim of the workshop is to nurture your intuitive skills. Students should have a desire to develop their own design language and unique visual symbols, plus an interest in the history of decorative design.
Date(s): 10/18/2020 to 10/22/2020
Schweinfurth Art Center
Auburn, New York United States