May 12, 13, 14, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun
Instructor: David Chatt
This is your invitation to a guided tour of my exploration of a medium. I have spent all of my adult life discovering, rediscovering, learning about, innovating, and sewing tiny glass beads one to the next. With this class, I offer you anything that we can fit into the time we have together. I encourage students to come with a curious open mind and ideas of their own. I enjoy the process of figuring things out so "out of the box" questions are encouraged. I am as interested in "why" as I am in "how," and I hope you will be too. Lets have a conversation about this medium and discover something together. My classes evolve in response to the interests of the students, but possible topics to be discussed are: -covering complex forms -the many permutations of Right Angle Weave -wrong angle weave -geometric shapes -combining Right Angle Weave with other stitches -incorporating armature -narrative beadwork -contemporary art/ancient medium? what are the possibilities -writing about your work Right Angle Weave is the technique I am most attached to and while I am willing to use/teach other techniques as needed, students are strongly, (not weakly), encouraged to be familiar with the basic flat form of this stitch prior to class. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of right angle weave is strongly recommended.