Skill Swap Workshops

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 am
Various Art Building Locations

First year MFA candidates conducting demonstrations and hands-on workshops in photography, clay and sculpture. Materials provide and free! No registration required! See below for more information on workshops!

9 - 9:50am

3D: Soft Sculpture - Instructor: Anne Catherine Carter

Create three-dimensional space with needle and thread. Participants will learn basic hand sewing techniques and how to construct space from a pattern, as well as create their own small 3D soft sculpture with materials provided. (Thomas Street, Room 108)

The Photogram - Instructor: Alec Kaus

In this introductory workshop, witness the alchemy of the darkroom hands-on by creating your own photogram: a picture made with analog photographic materials, in the darkroom, without a camera. Bring fabric or small objects with varying degree of detail and transparency to experiment with. All paper and chemistry will be provided. Participants will receive their fully processed and washed images after the workshop. (Main Building, Room S280)

10 - 10:50am

Citra-Solv Transfer - Instructor: Robby Toles

This demo involves transferring images to various materials using Citra-Solv cleaner. Participants will learn how to transfer images printed from common toner-based printers. Images and materials will be provided, allowing participants to leave with a small piece of cotton fabric and canvas with the picture they transferred onto them. (Main Building, Room S280)

Intro to Moldmaking - Instructor: Cristina Carolina Echezerreta

Come and learn how to cast your own mold! During the workshop, you will be given a step by step guide into casting your own molds using beeswax, plaster, alginate and silicone. Participants can learn how to make their own spooky finger shaped candles (just in time for Halloween!) or a honey bear beeswax candle to take home. (Thomas Street, Room 109)

11 - 11:50am

Wheel Throwing - Instructor: Nicholas Abrami

In this workshop participants will get a crash course in the history of clay and its use, watch a step by step wheel throwing demonstration, and will be given an attempt to make a piece of their own. Materials for the hands on will be prepare and provided with the understanding that any objects made during the hands-on portion will be reclaimed and returned to the studio at the end of the workshop. (Ceramics Building)

Creature Feature - Instructor: Laurel Fulton

In this workshop we will be creating steel wire exquisite corpses. Exquisite corpses are collectively assembled creatures where each person creates either the head, torso, or legs. Then they are assembled to create a whole new creature! We will be experimenting and learning how to manipulate, cut, file, solder (yes, we will be using fire!) and finish steel wire. No previous experience necessary. (Thomas Street, Room 2680)