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NEW! Crafting a Narrative: A Focus on Fiber
In this weekend workshop, instructor Iviva Olenick will demonstrate how to use fiber and fabric-related techniques to create narrative and craft 2- and 3-dimensional structures and forms. Students will learn how to use embroidery to render text, methods for transferring words and images onto fabric, and ways to work with interfacing, batting and hand sewing to make 3-dimensional forms. Students will play with permanent and non-permanent paints and markers, and will experiment with combining fabric and additional materials. The goal is for students to incorporate new techniques into the creation of a soft "book" in unconventional form, or a piece of narrative artwork. Basic supplies are provided (embroidery thread, needles, some simple fabric, tools for transferring source material onto fabric). Bring to class any piece of writing or imagery to transfer onto fabric or reinterpret in fiber, and any materials that inspire you. You can also bring samples of past work to share with the class.
Deadline to register: One week before the class starts.

Iviva Olenick
February 4 - 5 , Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and textile designer. Her narrative embroidery artwork is represented by Muriel Guepin Gallery in Brooklyn, and she teaches at 3rd Ward, Pratt CCPS, and the Textile Arts Center of New York in Brooklyn. Iviva's art work was included in "Threads: Interweaving Textural Meaning" at the Center for Book Arts last summer.

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