In this six-week class series, take advantage of the warm season and get in touch with the outdoors as we explore methods of weaving using natural materials. Whether you have a green thumb, crafting hands, or are just curious, this series of workshops is open to all experience levels. It is highly recommended to scavenge for materials from your own environment, including sticks and twigs. The weaving sessions are designed to be accessible for all, and to show that there is no such thing as making a mistake. We will weave together in a relaxed and communal atmosphere.
This is a 6-week class and will meet on Sundays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20.
About the Instructor
Bennie Krause is a Seattle-born artist and poet currently residing in Maryland. An Alumni of Maryland Institute College of Art, they graduated in 2018 with BFA in Fibers. Working primarily with tactile processes of making, such as dyework, felting, and embroidery, Bennie Krause’s pieces often utilize the meeting of poetics and the human form. Informed by their identity as a disabled and LGBT person, much of their work is tinged with themes of nostalgia or longing, and explores the complicated nature of intimacy, desire, and bodily relationships. Currently, Bennie Krause is working as a teaching artist at Intertwine Arts, a New York Nonprofit founded to teach and share weaving with disabled communities.
This class is produced in partnership with the Intertwine Arts.