This course will explore fiber art and fashion as art practice. Students will learn how to design and make clothing or costumes, soft sculpture, fiber art, and other fiber-based projects. These can be worn, exhibited as art, and used in performances, videos, films, photographs and installations. The primary focus of the course is for students to work on designing and creating their own fiber art and fashion projects with guidance from the instructor. Students of all levels are welcome. If you don't have sewing experience, I will teach you how to sew. Techniques shown include sewing methods, designing and constructing clothing and costumes, embroidery, and other fibers techniques. Students can also design and print their own fabrics with our fabric printer. We will also look at and discuss examples of fiber art and fashion, especially in relation to student work. NOTE: The studio fee includes the use of sewing machines in the Fibers Lab, thread, and computers with software. All other materials must be purchased by the student.
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