Wearable art: Headwear design workshop with The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
An embodied design course to explore shape development and construction for headwear.
Using a short visioning exercise, and quick bursts of physical making and exploration, students will learn the basics of rapid prototyping with simple materials and how to make inventive, complex shapes. These short exercises feed into a final headpiece design based in personal expression, fit, and 3D composition.
This is a great course for working into an idea, learning 3d construction and design, and enjoying the pleasure of making something wearable. The instructor, Annie Temmink has been awarded at the world’s most renowned wearable art competition: The World of Wearable Art and is deeply passionate about guiding others to deeper self-expression through headwear design.
Compostable Materials for the artist
We all want ways to be more ecological with our work, but it can be daunting to know where to start or what to use. In this workshop, we'll explore the wild realm of compostable bioplastics and give you the confidence to explore these ecological materials in your future work. We'll start with an overview of various compostable materials including bioplastics, gelatin, and plant materials, and discuss how artists are using them now. Then you'll learn how to make your own. We'll work with a few simple ingredients to make samples you can use in your projects and we'll finish with resources for going further after the workshop.