"KNOTS & NETS” : a Two day Workshop by Pat Hickman
Friday-Saturday, January 12-13, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM with 1 hour lunch break
This workshop will encourage participants to explore visual ideas suggested through openwork textile structures--that of knotted netting and knotless netting. Reserving space for air and the importance of what is “not there” will be built into conceptually based quick studies and studio projects.The workshop will be an experience in discovery, questioning, and ongoing ways of working. No previous knowledge of these textile structures is required, just a willingness to explore and learn.
Something that for you reflects memory and/or time or place
Netting shuttles, 2 different sizes
Waxed Linen, 2 spools (light and dark)
Netting gauge set
T-pins, a large eyed tapestry needle and a curved needle
Straight edged 12" ruler and a wooden tongue depressor or popsicle stick
Notebook, pen and pencil, sharp scissors, etc.
Pat Hickman is Professor Emeritus of the Art Department, University of Hawaii, where she taught for sixteen years. Her studio is now at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, NY and she lives nearby on the Lower Hudson River. Hickman’s work is in major collections, including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Hawaii State Art Museum, among others. In Hawaii, Hickman’s commission, Nets of Makali’i–Nets of the Pleiades, stands as monumental entrance gates for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Hickman twice received NEA Individual Artist’s Grants. In 2005, she was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and she served as President of the Textile Society of America (2008-2010). Hickman curated two traveling exhibits: Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987) and Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning (1993). Hickman’s
work is featured in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America by Kristin Schwain and Josephine Stealey (2017).
The class fee is $220.00
Class will be limited to a maximum of 12 students
Please contact us if you are interested in signing up for the class or have any questions, Monday through Friday, 12 - 6pm, 510-843-7290.