This course is designed to guide the students through a range of approaches to textile and fiber-based practices. The course embraces technological and antiquated techniques both within and beyond the field of art and engages artisan inspired practices as content that fosters the questioning of socially assigned gender roles, craft and art distinctions and the exploration of functionality. Basic weaving, knitting, braiding, and sewing are explored against the backdrop of fiber’s history as art.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. Unless otherwise specified there is no need to bring consumable supplies with you. On the first day of class your professor will inform you of materials needed and where to get them in Florence.