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Why attend a workshop that is ‘branded’ by the word “masterclass” at a Fibre Arts event?
Why not, is what I would ask…
A masterclass is a form of teaching in which an expert or a master in a particular field shares their knowledge, skills, and experiences with a group of students. It is typically a highly specialized workshop that allows artists to interact and learn directly from someone who is highly skilled or accomplished in their respective field.
In a fibre/textile masterclass, the focus is often on demonstrating and practicing advanced techniques, discussing advanced concepts, and providing valuable insights that go beyond what is usually taught in regular courses or workshops. Its intention is to push the boundaries of the artists to a new level of awareness.
The primary goal of a masterclass is to inspire, mentor, and guide students to hone their skills and reach a higher level of proficiency in their area of interest. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from the best in the field and gain extensive knowledge about specific techniques or approaches that can help participants excel in their own endeavours.
After teaching many Masterclasses, I find myself becoming even more radical with my work - pushing both personal and technical boundaries - allowing time to respond ‘to’ the medium, rather than force it to fit to some preconceived plan – I have been mentoring artists for more than 30 years, teaching Masterclasses throughout Australia and Internationally.
The objects that I make in cloth speak, shout, whisper, and breathe in a language of silence. Their presence is tangible. Using found cloth because it has a powerful human presence and has the capacity to express humanity, human endeavor and emotion. Found cloth holds within itself the internal landscape of all rites of passage, for at first and last we are bound by its weave.
It is time for you to ‘test the water’ and attend a masterclass that will push your boundaries.
Notes that catch my thoughts, dribbles, splashes, spills, drips, words, and other detritus, as I work my way thru journals and blogs that have kept me occupied during an unusual time in all of our lives...