Abstract Fiber Sculpting

July 31-August 2, 2020

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Clarissa Callesen

Registration Deadline: July 20

Description

I want to challenge you to see fabric and soft sculpture in a new way, to step outside our preconceived ideas of what is textile art. I will be sharing with you my techniques of approaching fabric as a medium for sculpture. I come to the fiber world as a ceramic and assemblage artist, so I bring unique outsider attitudes and techniques to creating with fabric.

Using hand stitching and alternative techniques, we will be creating organic shapes inspired by creative exercises and our natural environment. We will explore combining found objects with fiber to create unique textures and embellishments. After we have generated lots of shapes and components to choose from we will approach the process like an assemblage, combining the individual pieces to create a larger abstract sculpture on top of a rigid armature. Intuition and spontaneity will be our companions.

I am passionate about the impact of textile waste on our environment and will share information about that issue. I encourage you to work with recycled textiles as much as possible. We will specifically address creative ways to alter and reclaim recycled fabric. This class is completely accessible to the beginner and yet can also challenge the more advanced student.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 18

Instructor Clarissa Callesen

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  • Tuition $420
  • Materials Fee $10 (payable to instructor at class time)

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Clarissa Callesen

Clarissa Callesen is a sculptor working with found objects and recycled textiles. Her work is inspired and informed by her choice of untraditional materials. In choosing this medium, it is her objective to explore the margins and to find beauty and value in that which our society has discarded. Clarissa has exhibited her art throughout the US, including the Museum of Northwest Art and solo exhibitions in Seattle, WA, Bellingham, WA, and Boise, ID.…Read More

Clarissa Callesen is a sculptor working with found objects and recycled textiles. Her work is inspired and informed by her choice of untraditional materials. In choosing this medium, it is her objective to explore the margins and to find beauty and value in that which our society has discarded. Clarissa has exhibited her art throughout the US, including the Museum of Northwest Art and solo exhibitions in Seattle, WA, Bellingham, WA, and Boise, ID. She was an artist in residence at Playa Artist Program in Summer Lake, OR, Brush Creek Foundation in Saratoga, WY, and Surel’s Place in Boise, ID. Her work has appeared in the books “Who’s your Dada?” and “Art without Waste”. Clarissa has been sharing her passion for creativity for 10 years both nationally and internationally. Her teaching style is down to earth and fun; embracing spontaneity and cherishing “mistakes”.

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Abstract Fiber Sculpting

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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

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> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

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