Except for a very few classes, Continuing Education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor. New classes are being added, keep checking!

Sculptural Basketry and Fiber Construction

NC652-01

Start Date

10/06

Time

6pm–9pm

Format

Remote

End Date

10/27

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

Credits

0

This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

In this workshop, you will learn various basketry construction techniques including coiling, twining, plaiting, netting, and interlacing. You’ll also learn how to create your own cordage from recycled materials. We’ll study historic basketry traditions, and also look at the way contemporary artists are using fiber construction techniques today. Using materials found and foraged, we’ll explore potential for complex and evocative sculptural forms that you can create from anywhere!

Materials:

  • Fiber rush:  Any color, Just make sure to get 2 sizes-  4/32” AND 3/32”

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-332-brown/

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-3-32-white/

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-432-brown/

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-432-white/

  • Waxed Linen 

(also available at hhperkins.com, JoAnn’s, craft stores)

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Hand-BBHM206-Waxed-Thread/dp/B002MKREO6/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=waxed+linen&qid=1613962255&sr=8-9

  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
    • Yarn (assorted colors/ sizes)
  • Long Pine Needles:

https://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/ps/pine-needles/613-long-leaf-pine-needles-8-oz-bundle.html?search_query=pine+needles&results=78

 

Optional:

  • Wire/ wire cutters
  • Raffia
  • Found and foraged natural materials (we’ll discuss options in class)
  • Found objects/ materials, embroidery thread, rope, yarn, fabric, recycled plastic bags, netted vegetable bags, buttons, notions… 
  • Flat or round basketry reed

 

 

 

This class will take place in Zoom.  Your instructor will send a zoom link to join the class prior to the start of the first class.

This class is fully enrolled.

Contact ce@massart.edu to be placed on a waitlist.

Jenine Shereos is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in fiber and textile processes. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and published in The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Frame Magazine, Make Magazine, Textile Plus Magazine, and Mary Schoeser’s publication; Textiles: The Art of Mankind. Shereos is also a … Read more