For 18 +
Four Tuesdays, October 8 - 29
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Explore the sculptural possibilities of crochet and learn how to create all sorts of fantastic objects, from garments to contemporary sculptures. Beginners will start with the basics and work through a variety of stitches and their applications. Students with prior experience will have an opportunity to hone their skills and expand their creative range. While we will briefly cover interpreting the cryptic language of patterns, enjoy the freedom of improvising stitches and designs. Special attention will be paid to working three dimensionally, as well as applying embellishments to the surface structure. The history of crochet and crochet as a contemporary art medium will also be covered.
Instructor: Mary Tuma
To enroll in this class, register now, visit the Museum Admission Desk, or call 916.808.1182. Or download and print the registration form below and mail, fax, or email your completed form to the Museum. Click on the Ways to Register buttom at left for more information.
About the Instructor:
Mary Tuma began sewing and crocheting with her mother at an early age. Her love of these processes led her to begin her formal study of art as an apprentice at Beautiful Arts Hall in Kerdassa, Egypt, where she learned to weave tapestries. She has a bachelor's in Costume and Textile Design from the University of California at Davis, a master's in Fine Art from the University of Arizona, and studied women's fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She is an associate professor of art and head of the Fibers Program at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.