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CFS 040-F | Sewing Machine as Drawing Tool

CFS 040-F | Sewing Machine as Drawing Tool

Sat 9-4pm 9/30 Room: 508

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description

One description of drawing is the making of marks with various tools. We will investigate the marks we can make with our sewing machines through variations of stitch, thread, and substrate (fabric, paper, other sewable materials). Through focused exercises and time to play, we’ll expand our personal repertoires of mark-making and our ideas about what a drawing can be. You don’t have to be an expert on your sewing machine, part of the class will be getting you more familiar and comfortable with your machine.

TUITION: $110 + FEES: $10
CEUs: n/a

Crystal Cawley makes sculpture, artist’s books, and works on and off paper, including hand sewing and embroidery. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in England. Her work is in many public collections around the US and she was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2005, as well as grants from the Maine Arts Commission in 2004 and 2010.

Sewing machine (required) and all its accoutrements (pedal, power cord, presser feet, owner’s manual if you have one, bobbins, needles, etc.) Sewing thread, and also embroidery floss, pearl cotton, yarns, Sharp scissors (2 pairs if you prefer to use one pair for fabric and one for paper) Tapestry needles (a few different sizes, these are hand-sewing needles not machine needles, fyi) Fabric and paper you wish to work with (plain, printed, recycled, whatever you like)

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