Puncture, Rupture, Mend - Embroidery in the Book Arts, January 31
Friday, January 31, 11am-5pm
Instructor: Iviva Olenick
A follow up to Pierce, Stab, Stitch, students will learn more elaborate embroidery stitches and techniques for applying these to paper, fabric and unexpected surfaces (plastic, bubble wrap, cardboard, more). Students will develop skill in rendering cursive, printed handwriting and decorative typefaces through application of embroidery stitches. Students will improve use of a needle as a drawing tool to puncture or pierce paper and cardboard. Students will apply basic stitches to mend or piece together torn paper or fabric, including clothing and/or linens that would otherwise be discarded. Finally, students who took Pierce, Stab, Stitch can bring interim projects for support and review, with ample class time to develop existing or new personal projects.
About the Instructor:
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist developing textiles from seed to fiber and dye and textiles as texts. Her work has been exhibited all over the United States, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; the Hunterdon Museum, NJ; Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; the Center for Book Arts, NYC; the Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn. Iviva is a faculty member of SVA's MFA Art Practice program where she teaches Fibers. In addition, she gives artist talks and designs intensive textile-based workshops for museums and universities.
All images are provided courtesy of the instructor.