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Taking inspiration from the DAM’s current exhibitions, this artmaking course introduces participants to working with fabric, yarn, and thread in a contemporary art practice. The course will consist of several material experiments and one major project, a soft or fabric sculpture influenced by artworks in the collection.
Students will make weekly visits to the museum’s collections for inspiration, listen to brief weekly lectures on textile art history, and integrate sewing, weaving, embroidery, and pattern making into their final project.
Three Fridays - January 5, 12, and 19; 2-4:30 pm
$65 members, $75 nonmembers
Please plan to bring the following supplies with you to each class. Materials can be purchased at Fancy Tiger, Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, or similar stores. Registrants are unable to keep materials at the museum overnight due to health and safety concerns.
- Solid Colored 100% Cotton Fabric (2 Colors), 3 Yards
- Wonder Under fusible web, 1/2 Yards
- Embroidery Hoop Large, 2 at 6" or 8"
- Unwanted T-Shirts, 2
- Standard Acrylic Yarn, 2 skeins
- Roving Yarn, 1 skein
- Fabric (2-4 Colors), 4 Yards
- Poly-Fil Premium Fiber, 5 lbs
- Black Thread Spool, 400 Yards
- White Thread Spool, 400 Yards
Denver Art Museum will provide other necessary materials.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).