Wall Hangings & Botanicals Workshop with Jessie Mordine Young Friday 5:30-8:30pm
Spend the evening learning about weaving from Brooklyn based artist Jessie Mordine Young. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of frame loom weaving from warping the loom, to drafting a design, and to learning basic tapestry techniques. Your instructor, Jessie Mordine Young will work alongside you, helping you develop your piece through every step of the textile-making process. She will also discuss and demonstrate how to incorporate a variety of botanical elements into your piece. You will leave this class with a small, one-of-a-kind wall-hanging or “woven drawing”. All materials will be provided, including a collection of intentionally sourced, naturally dyed yarns and beverages, and you will take home your frame loom and weaving tools with you.
Friday, March 22nd 5:30-8:30pm
This is an introductory class for beginners, but all skills levels are welcome.Bio
Jessie Mordine Young (b. England, 1993) is a Brooklyn-based artist who researches, writes about, curates, makes and teaches textile art. She believes that textiles can be carriers of empathy, memory, and lived experience and that they are evidence of humanity. This sentiment is at the root of her art practice. In one of her more recent bodies of work, she embarked on a project of creating daily artworks, which she calls “woven drawings” or “thread sketches.” These pieces directly connect to her experiences in nature, where color and texture become tangible references to sites, sounds, and forms she finds when immersed in the landscape. Jessie is also enamored by the alchemy of the dye vat; she often paints her yarn and woven fabrics through a natural dye process and by thoughtfully sourcing plant matter.
She earned her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies and Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an MA in Material Culture, Design History and Object Study from the Bard Graduate Center in NYC. She is a part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design. Through extensively researching various craft histories in her academic and former curatorial practice, she has developed an appreciation for slow, thoughtful acts of making as an act of autonomy.
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