Date: June 22 – 26, 2012 (5 Days)
Instructor: Carol LeBaron
Level: Beginner and Beyond
Class Description: Come create patterns with both surface and immersion techniques on wool and silk. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of dyeing and printing protein fibers, while advanced students will have a chance to push the boundaries of the medium We will work with purchased wool fabric, wool fiber, silks and found fabrics from your stash, and, if possible, simple open plain weave fabrics that you may prepare ahead if you are a weaver. You will leave with simple finished piece or a bag full of beautiful sample explorations. Some experience helpful but not required; advanced/returning students can explore all techniques further.
Instructor Bio: Carol LeBaron is a professional artist, educator and curator. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, and completed her Art History requirements at RISD and a Collegiate Teaching Certificate from Brown University. Her clamped wool and jacquard work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has won several awards. Recent venues include the State Museum in Nashville, TN, the Association for Visual Arts in Chattanooga, TN, and the Nashville Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has been published in Surface Design Journal and Fiberarts Design Book Seven. She has taught at several art schools and universities, including Rhode Island School of Design, Appalachian Center for Crafts, East Tennessee State University, and University of Illinois Edwardsville, as well as workshops at Peters Valley, Oregon College of Art and Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Penland School of Craft. She has received a major research grant for her resist explorations on wool. She has completed several artist residencies. She teaches Art History at East Tennessee State University and Textiles at Georgia State University. Her exhibit, Endangered Species has travelled nationally.
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $85
A $30 Registration Fee will be added to your course total. This is a one-time annual
fee for non-members. If you are a current member, this fee will be removed before
credit card processing.