Instructor: prof. Justin Thompson
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 90
Course Number: TBA
Department: 3D and 4D
This course is designed to guide the students through a range of approaches to textile and fiber based practices. The course embraces technological and antiquated techniques both within and beyond the field of art and engages artisan inspired practices as content that fosters the questioning of socially assigned gender roles, craft and art distinctions and the exploration of functionality. Basic weaving, knitting, braiding and sewing are explored against the backdrop of fiber’s history as art.
Living between Italy and the US since 2001, he has exhibited internationally and participated in numerous residencies in the US and in Europe.